Eco-terrorist group Sea Shepherd has announced it intends to attack boats fishing for Northern Bluefin Tuna, a species for which most demand comes from Japan.
In an interview with the terrorist group’s leader, Sankei was told that the group’s next target is the Mediterranean tuna fishing industry, acting in protection of the Northern Bluefin Tuna (“Kuromaguro”), stocks of which are low.
Sankei notes that 80% of the global catch of this species finds its way to Japan, where it is highly prized, indicating the group is deliberately targeting Japan.
In other comments the group continues to assert its recently lost vessel was rammed by whalers in an act of piratical terrorism, and brags of having $7,000,000 with which to make good its losses and attack the Mediterranean tuna fishing industry.
2ch is increasingly unhappy about all this:
So they were just an anti-Japanese group after all.
Just a bunch of racists.
Why don’t they take a look at their own abattoirs…
What? Wouldn’t they be European vessels in the Mediterranean?
No, Japanese boats ply those waters too.
So, will they be attacking French boats too?
They only ever attack Japanese.
If they start messing with non-Japanese ships there’ll be warships coming to greet them…
Everyone eats tuna, hardly anyone eats whale. Now even the Japanese who supported them will be turned against them.
Nobody cares about whalemeat, but don’t get between the Japanese and their tuna!
Tuna boats aren’t going to be half-baked in their response like whalers. If they board one, they’ll be beaten off the boat.
Do these guys think the men on those boats will just stand by like the gentle folk on those whaling ships? They won’t get off lightly.
In Japan, working a tuna boat means becoming a dead man. Challenging men who’ve thrown away their lives like that…
Do something about these terrorists.