As everyone knows I have no love for the eco-loon group Sea Shepherd, which continues to be a disgrace to every legitimate environmental movement out there. Well now this group’s creditability has finally hit rock bottom as their litany of lies has finally been called out.
This great posting from the Shark Divers blog has fully exposed the lies of this group:
Did SSCS fabricate a sperm whale rescue story for Nine News – MSN?
We have talked a lot about Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and their efforts after 31 years to save whales.
While SSCS “devoted” claim their eco org is legitimate and actually saves animals acting as the guardians of wildlife, we maintain they have devolved into little more than a media machine that has gone off the rails, trading your hard won eco dollars for faked press releases and even less credible reality television shows.
SSCS media output has become so abjectly dishonest and fanciful that we’re not surprised many governments and blogs like this one are taking a stance against Wagging the Conservation Dog for continued ineffective eco results.
Shark Divers goes on to show this media article from Nine MSN attributed to Sea Shepherd:
Sea Shepherd members travelled on their ship Steve Irwin to a mass beaching of more than 50 sperm whales on the Tasmania’s northwest coast on January 22 — but they were told their help wasn’t needed despite carrying marine scientists and expert whale-saving equipment on board.
“When we arrived there on the Steve Irwin, we found about eight guys standing around with nothing but a bucket and a hose,” Ms Pearce said. “We asked if we could help and they said, ‘No thanks, we’re fine’.” The crew members claim to have witnessed one man dismembering a dead whale with a chainsaw just metres from another that was still alive, causing the live mammal even more distress and suffering.
However, on a blog posting on the Sea Shepherd site, Shark Diver shows how the Steve Irwin was no where in the vicinity of the whale beaching in Tasmania and the story was made up.
Sea Shepherd clearly lied in the Nine MSN article in order to create another eco-drama along the lines of the eco-loon lies I have pointed out before this group regularly spews in regards to Japanese whaling. Does everyone remember Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson’s claims that the Japanese shot him or the fake hostage drama?
These lies are catching up to them though as the Steve Irwin was recently raided by Australian Federal Police to seize evidence against the group.
You can read my thoughts about Japanese whaling here.