Sea Shepard arrests.
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Old Codger
2008-04-14 13:56:11 UTC
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:42:10 -0400, Fred Williams
Canadian Fisheries, Coast Guard, and RCMP have combined to arrest the
captain and first officer of the Sea Shephard ship, the Farley Mowat in
the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Sea Shephard Society says the ship was
in international waters and the Fisheries Dept. says it was in Canadian
waters. RCMP officers boarded the vessel with guns drawn and used
force against at least one crew member. (At least they didn't use
tasers). This story is from the Sea Shephard web Site,
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Hysterical Hearn Hatefully Harasses Harp Seal Heroes
A clearly agitated Loyola Hearn, Canada’s Minister of Fishy Business
held a media conference in Ottawa on Saturday to deliver a vindictive
and clearly angry denunciation of Captain Paul Watson and the crew of
the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat.
Unable to defend the incompetence of the Department of Fisheries and
Oceans, Hearn decided to get personal by referring to the Sea Shepherd
Conservation Society as “A bunch of money-sucking manipulators." Hearn
also said, "And their sole aim is to try to suck as much money out of
the pockets of people who really don't know what's going on."
Hearn accused Captain Watson of directing the campaign from his “posh
New York hotel suite where he was dining on steak and lobster.” That
was a revelation to Captain Watson who is a vegetarian and last night
slept on the couch of a friend in Brooklyn.
“Mr. Hearn has the resources of the RCMP at his disposal and they can
check my credit card records and they will find just how frugal we
are,” said Captain Watson, “but why let evidence and the facts get in
the way of good propaganda spin?”
Captain Watson is currently driving to Cape Breton Island from New York
City. “I know that Hearn seems to think we are fabulously wealthy but
the fact is that the flight from New York to Sydney is simply too
expensive for me to justify,” said Captain Watson.
Ironically the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is the smallest and the
most under-funded group opposing the seal slaughter. The crew are
volunteers. “I wish we were as wealthy as Hearn thinks we are, but no
such luck,” added Watson.
In authorizing the unlawful boarding of a foreign yacht in international
waters, Hearn said, "We will continue to protect sealers while ensuring
the sustainable and humane management of the hunt so it continues to
provide economic opportunities for Canada's coastal communities in the
The question is; what is Hearn protecting the sealers from? The Sea
Shepherd crew are armed with cameras. The only threat to the safety of
the sealers seems to be from the Canadian government. Hearn sent
hundreds of flimsy wooden and aluminum hulled vessels into very
treacherous ice conditions and because of Hearn’s incompetence and his
political ambitions four sealers are now dead. It was his policies that
killed these men and now he is using Sea Shepherd to distract from his
incompetence by focusing the anger of the sealers towards hating both
the seals and those who defend them and of course the sealers are dumb
enough to be easily persuaded.
The Canadian Coast Guard along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
and Federal Fisheries officers staged an armed boarding of a moving
Dutch registered yacht in international waters. This was a dangerous
and desperate attack. The Farley Mowat crew did not resist the boarding
for fear that some of the Canadian officers would be hurt.
Despite this the Federal boarding party was rude, aggressive and
violent. Amber Paarman, 24 of Capetown, South Africa was roughed up and
received a blow to the head when she tried to resist being manhandled
by a Fisheries Officer. It is not known if any other crew have been
injured and the crew are not feeling very safe being under tow by the
Canadian Coast Guard who have admitted they lack both a manual and
experience in towing vessels in ice.
In seizing the Farley Mowat and arresting the Sea Shepherd crew Loyola
Hearn has done something that Sea Shepherd hoped he would do but we did
not believe he was stupid enough to do – an unlawful boarding of
foreign registered vessel in international waters. With the European
Parliament on the brink of voting to ban seal products into the
European market, Loyola Hearn decides to arrest Europeans for
the “crime” of documenting incidents of cruelty on the ice.
The man has not even read Managing Fisheries for Dummies and in his zeal
to kiss the bottoms of the seal killing crowd he has thrown reason out
the window and is now shooting ad hominem attacks from the hip and
letting his mouth run away with hysterical mutterings that are both
incoherent and mis-leading. Loyola Hearn is certainly the latest Nufie
joke and the joke is about to backfire in his face.
We are approaching the end of days for the barbaric and sadistic seal
slaughter industry. And Loyola Hearn seems to be the right Minister in
the Right place with the right foot in his mouth to assist us in
bringing about the day when seals will be left unmolested and unharmed
in their nurseries.
Old Codger
2008-04-14 18:38:23 UTC
Old Codger wrote:

No I didn't. Pete the troll copied someone else's post and posted it
under my name.
Post by Old Codger
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:42:10 -0400, Fred Williams
As Pete never reads what he posts and desires only to provoke argument
it is safest to assume that anything he espouses is at least unsafe and
probably malicious.
Old Codger
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Fred Williams
2008-04-14 19:15:07 UTC
Post by Old Codger
No I didn't. Pete the troll copied someone else's post and posted it
under my name.
Post by Old Codger
On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:42:10 -0400, Fred Williams
As Pete never reads what he posts and desires only to provoke argument
it is safest to assume that anything he espouses is at least unsafe
and probably malicious.
And this one too apparently.
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