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The Seasheperd are..... 

33%
522 deviants said A good bunch with good intentions but overall rather incompetent.
24%
375 deviants said Eco-terrorists
22%
352 deviants said A good bunch, but their captain is an idiot...(and looks like a walrus)
21%
333 deviants said Saviors of our ocean's whales =)

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:iconthe-grey-panther:
The-Grey-Panther Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're ideological, incompetent and reckless. Their hearts are in the right place, but their minds are not.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Agreed.
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Umiki-sama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah i think there kinda useless..............and he does look like a walrus..........
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someartsyname Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Where's the 5th option? What in the Sam Hill is a Seasheperd?
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
They're from the show 'Whale Wars' [link]
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ScorchedConvict Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I've actually been on their ship before, and I can't imagine being out on the ocean for as long as they are sometimes, though their rec room is really cozy and warm if just a bit small.

As for what they do, at times what they do is extreme yes, but hey at least they're bringing the issue of whaling into the spotlight and at times stopping it from happening. Politicians may get the same job done in the long term but for now they're out there doing what they believe is right.

And their captain, no comment.
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GensouRyuu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll admit, they've got something going on. But they do need to get their priorities straight. If they want to do some good, they should start targeting long-liners and other semi-illegal forms of fishing as well as the whalers. Nothing is worse than Animal-activists who don't know what they're doing.
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xVinnieVengeancex Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Actually I just remembered that boss person from the seashepard actually thought Japan deserved the tsunami. That the sea took revenge for all the whaling.
He is a MASSIVE idiot, and incredibly insensitive.
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously? wtf
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xVinnieVengeancex Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
They are incompetent, AND there boss is an idiot.
They probably mean well, but they're doing it all wrong.
Hence why lot's of people consider them eco-terrorists even.
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BoogermeisterNeema Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They the people from 'Whale Wars', right?
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:iconnervene:
nervene Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Whatever works for them, go for it
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justien16 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
IDK who they are
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jadenjessejim4evr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Who? D:
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MaroziDawn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Photographer
"And so, the Seashepard set sail across the seas in search of the Japanese and any and all ships with the words "research" written across their hull whilst being led by the incompetent captain "Snaggle-tooth"..."

But really. He's a Walrus.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
:B yes he is indeed!
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saroona97 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
idk never heard of them O.o'
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Master-MuTT Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
whale whores
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Lol!
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Vows2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Their stopping the unjust killing of whales I mean really, they starting to before emdangered and japan whalers are all jerks and r-tards for coming killing them, they asked for it.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I don't see how it is unjust?

I think the Japanese should get some rifles and open fire if the Seasheperds come close.. I think that would be fair.
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Vows2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Whatever floats your boat, I just hate seeing beauitful things such as whales being hunted to their all gone, I wouldnt be so bad if they took a few a year or something but they ask for it taking hundreds of whales thats unjust! and who will portect them? If not the Seasheperds! You can say what you want but Thats my stand on it! The Japanese need get their heads outta their ass's and realize what their doing >>
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
The amount of whales they take is sustainable there quota is about 900, while there are roughly 650,000 minke whales. Unlike other countries they actually HAVE a quota....

I don't see why people care about whales (minke whales) so much, they aren't endangered or threatened, I would rather save the bluefin tuna, one of the most over-fished creatures in the ocean! People have this thing going on in their heads, where whales are beautiful majestic creatures, while they are basically as intelligent as a cow. Its people fascination with the animal that is causing this, not peoples genuine will to protect them. In my eyes is just simple species favoritism.

Norway and Swenden still whale commercially but I don't see any pirate ships (Seasheperd) chasing them down..... and if they did i doubt they would be as reluctant to defend themselves unlike the Japanese.
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Vows2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I respect your views I just dont a agree with you, Im sure there more people than just the seasheperds fighting it.. and I respect them fighting for what they think is right, this world needs more people like that fighting for things which cant fight for them selfs, as army, navy, airforce fight to protect us....
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I respect your views too. But I think what is happening is terrible and alarmin, all it shows is that if you don't like something that is legal, then use force and violence to get what you want, AKA terrorism.
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Vows2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But in the way of the whales, and how I see it its a good kind of terrorism in a way but at same time I know some jap's get their income from whaling but I guess Ill never see it as a good thing, something beatiful is having to die, I hate seeing anything die, and that makes me very sad. But I dont see as terrible or alarming I see it as a beacon of hope, that some people still fight for change!
Btw this is very nice converation <33 haved had one like this for a while :) I love speaking to people about their views xD If you havent noticed x3 And I thank you very much!
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
I see it as taring away people rights, and the whole attitude seems like they are taking advantage of a country in a precarious situation, after the tsunami they need all the income they could get, but the Seasheperds attitude was: that's what they deserve, some referring to it as 'karma', and that other countries should only give them supplies if they stop whaling.

I see it as the same way as those tribes that eat endangered tarantulas, no one will stop them because its their culture? and yet it is the Japaneses culture to eat whales, they live on a tiny little island and don't have the space to cultivate crops or have stock animals like the countries that are whining and crying about the whaling. Basically people have a habit of sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and trying to dictate others lives, same can be seen in things like pro-choice and religion.

Its plain unfair and selfish of others to do this to them or others who choose to do so, I think if the hunting is sustainable and wont adversely effect the population of the species then it is fine and will supply many people with food and income.

Oh and thankyou too ;) I also like listening to what others have to say and sharing opinions.
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Kingdom-of-Zarania Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eco-terrorist for the most part and frankly they're not very good at it :iconlll-plz:
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
They did actually stopped whaling... :iconimspeechlessplz:
This year the fleet gave up and went home
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What!? They did? .__. I guess until next year but why did the fleet stop? Maybe they wanted to save fuel and find a spot where they wouldn't be bothered (seeing as they can't afford to drive in circles right now with all the tsunami/earthquake mess) D:
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Kingdom-of-Zarania Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?!? Well then congratulations to them. I stand by the original statement though, there brand of eco-terrorism leaves a lot to be desired.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
*stop*
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bosronald Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I am against whale hunting because whales procreate slower than the rate in which they would be killed without any prohibition to hunt them.

But I disagree with the means they use to accomplish their goals. It will not stop whaling the slightest, and it only creates dangerous situations and misery.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
The quota set by the Japanese shouldn't damage numbers, they kill the smallest whales (minke whales) and their numbers are estimated to be round 650,000 while the Japanese quota is under 1000. Their hunting is classified as research and is considered legal.

Norwegian and Swedish vessels hunt commercially, and yet the Seasheperds target the Japanese simply because it is more convenient for them.
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:iconionosphere-negate:
Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Nobody tell me nothin'.
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HanabiBunni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
A What?
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ForeverSoaring Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never heard of them.
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Randomness1207 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I don't like them.
They don't give much thought to who they are effecting. Many Japanese villages and towns have pretty much collapsed because they can't hunt whales and their economy was pretty much based on whaling. They have hunted whales for how long now? It's not just their fault whales are dying. There's something called sonar, pollution, other big boats, commercial beaches, pollution, other whaling countries, did I mention how much junk gets poured into the ocean?
It's interesting how they can attack other ships and be called heroes but when the fishermen throw something back at them it's called assault and unreasonable violence.
I have much more to rant about but i hate to pour my troubles onto others.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I hate them.
I am ashamed that the country I live in supports them.

They are a reckless self righteous bunch of pricks who like to push and shove others who are in a vulnerable position, completely disregarding the law (which states the Japanese's operations are legal) and uses violence and harassment to get what they want.
I thought it was interesting what someone else said about the topic "The reason they're endangered now is thanks to Americans, who culled a massive number of their populace many years ago." So basically the Japanese have always whaled sustainably and the reason the whales have become endangered is thanks to America, and guess who comes to stop the whalers, Americans ...how ironic.
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ChristmasRose16 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I've watched a few episodes, I don't know much about whale-hunting and such, but there probably is a better way to go about making sure the whale population doesn't die out.
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mezza-verita Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
eco-terrorists!!!!! (idk) but seriously, all i think of when i read the name "Seashepard" is some guy with mer-sheep
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secret-hideaway Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
As far as I've heard they have no consideration for the cultural reasons behind whaling and whether or not the people involved are hunting the whales in a way that can sustain the population.
It's a nice idea but it doesn't sound like they're willing to consider the circumstances surrounding the hunts. Though, I don't know a whole lot about them so feel free to tell me why I'm wrong.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
I don't like anything about them, I am very anti-Seashepard >.<
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manju1988max Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok i read the following comments, so now u don't have to reply you are "anti-seashepard" :)
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manju1988max Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why?
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wildlife007 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
no idea, never heard before :crying:
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slithas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Having lived in Japan, I saw this from the other side. There are Japanese villages and towns that would pretty much collapse if they didn't hunt whales. And they don't do it often, most of them only do it once a year, and what they get from that one whale can support the townsfolk for a whole year. The reason they're endagered now is thanks to Americans, who culled a massive number of their populace many years ago.

The people who hunt them are doing so only to survive and feed their family, like their ancestors have done for many generations.
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manju1988max Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well said
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moni158 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
Sweden whales too, but I don't see the Seashepard chasing them down >.<

Japan has a pretty reasonable quota when it comes to whaling, roughly 900 whales out of 650,000 minke whales a year. I wouldn't think that it would damage numbers significantly.
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