As the world of ocean conservation has settled over the past decade into the mud flats of politics, bureaucracy, focus groups, and political correctness, there are a couple of groups of warriors still out there waging the battle in a way that can stir the public's heart. Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace are combatting whaling the old fashioned way -- by actually being seen doing something, which is very good for media and the general public. In case anyone has forgotten.
So this week they're taking a giant can opener to a Japanese whaling ship to open that sucker like a tin of sardines. Yes, its important that we put lots of effort into politics and diplomacy, but without a little drama like this, the whole movement just gets so dull that nobody cares. Here's to these two groups.
At sea collision and "The Can Opener"