Sea Shepherd Man Busted for Vandalising Statue


Police have arrested a Sea Shepherd activist for attacking a helpless statue of an innocent whaler, badly bending its harpoon in the process.

Wakayama prefecture police arrested a 25-year-old German “gardener” for property damage in connection with an attack on a statue in a Taiji town park.

The statue in question was a 3m tall bronze figure the whaling obsessed township had erected in commemoration of its only significant industry, depicting a fisherman rising out of his boat with harpoon raised to strike a threatening whale.

The man had apparently dangled from its harpoon, bending it in the process. He claims that he “didn’t mean to damage it.”

Local residents spotted him interfering with the statue that afternoon, and police found him nearby. He admitted damaging the statue during questioning, and was promptly arrested.

Police have identified him as being connected to eco-terrorist outfit Sea Shepherd. He had reportedly only been in Japan for 3 days prior to his arrest.

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    Avatar of Tetra
    Comment by Tetra
    16:06 09/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    To be fair... that statue is hideous.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    16:17 09/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Agreed it would be best to melt it down for esthetic reasons alone

    BTW if whaling is that town's only significant industry then we just found somewhere with an economy deader then Detroit's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:46 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that is a REALLY good reason to do so, he should have gotten a better weapon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yea. Remove that harpoon and give him machine gun or something. He is fighting with whales for gods sake.

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    Comment by Koyoto_Shadow
    11:36 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He does have a bit of that Link-just-got-item pose to him. I wouldn't be surprised if 2ch took that photo and edited in all kinds of crazy 'epic' items for him to be holding in that pose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:31 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Welcome to Japan

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    Comment by Assassinister
    17:54 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least he didn't bend their very own penis statue.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's 'aesthetic', dude. And really, what does anyone around here know about statues? That one looked like it took painstaking effort to build.

    .....Not that whaling is a dignified industry to pride oneself in endorsing, but it's certainly a bold statue. I'd be torked too, if someone bent my statue out of shape because he was so freakishly fat.

    And 28:48, they're not going to use Arnold as a model. They just aren't. The statue doesn't have much mass, but it certainly can't be disputed that it at least looks ripped.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Generally the irst etter of a ord isn't the one you should skip out on. Besides too many people really do not know how to spell aesthetic.

    And if you think a mold is easy to make, you clearly have no experience regarding metalworking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @TFish: have you ever made a mould for a bronze statue? Clearly you have, since you know how trivial it is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Well why don't you go make us a better bronze statue?

    Looks like they need a new one after this.

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    Comment by TFish
    22:37 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you just correct someone for a simple one letter type like they had used a completely wrong word?

    Also, bronze statues are not all the hard to make. You make a mold. You pour in the bronze. You remove the mold. You've got a statue.

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    Comment by TFish
    22:38 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did you just correct someone for a simple one letter typo like they had used a completely wrong word?

    Also, bronze statues are not all the hard to make. You make a mold. You pour in the bronze. You remove the mold. You've got a statue.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Detroit is a large city with population more than 5 million, whereas the town in question, Taiji-chou is a very small town of 3225 people. Comparison is meaningless.,_Wakayama

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, but they're killing whales, nature's kitty-cats. When they're just killing the planet with carbon emissions, they get a free pass.

    Comment by Anonymous


    what the fuck do any of you know about statues anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What's so ugly about it? It just looks like an naturalistic ancient Greek bronze statue and they are normally considered beautiful (at least their marble copies since there are only few of the bronze originals left). It looks like an ordinary statue for me. Maybe not up to date in design but otherwise quite normal.

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    Comment by Imyou
    02:30 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What do you mean "no one ever cared for or took care of it?" You realize bronze statues outdoors turn green with oxides, right? The Statue of Liberty isn't stone or concrete... the outside is copper, doing the same thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:27 Learn better english 'jappo'.

    LOL these japs are so cute when they try to be sharp in english.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:37 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know at least that this one is ugly as hell. Looks like no one ever cared for or took care of it until its harpoon was bent ...

    Comment by Anonymous

    They know a hell of a lot more than you, fucko.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's an island country, surrounded by sea.
    You gonna tell them not to fish and tell them they don't know how to balance fish population and endangered animals?

    They are not retards you know, if they wipe out a species they will not be able to catch them any more.

    Anti-whaling propaganda was started by the beef industry hopping Japan would import more beef BTW.
    America has been doing these types of propaganda against foreign industry/products to try to wipe out those business in favor of their own. False rumors against Canola oil(Canada), MSG(Chinese food) etc. People eat up these propaganda like crazy. How about people wake up and think a little bit more huh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny thing is... artifical MSG is a Japanese invention and so is the so call "5th taste" is also coined by the Japanese.

    Kind of facepalmed in my psychology class when the prof lectured in confidence that it was only in Chinese food.

    Granted that soy sauce has natural occurring MSG like substance... it was the Japanese who invented it. Shitty Chinese food places uses MSG because it is CHEAP. and most cheap ass places don't want to spend money on natural ingredients to make up for it.

    This is probably going to come out sounding racist... even though I'm a chinese and we have sterotypes of different chinese groups... but the moment you hear the restaurant owner speaking in Fujian dilect... you can 99% of the time expect the food to be made from F grade ingredients and laced to hell with MSG to make it taste "yummy." Just remember to stick and IV into your arm while you eat so you don't die of thirst.


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It may be hideous, but the bastard committed a crime nonetheless.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:48 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A pretty scrawny and weak looking that what passes for a 'strong fisherman' image over there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese men are definitely not scrawny and weak looking...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 12/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol wut.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Its part of history.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >"Killing whales are bad because they are animals"
    >eats ham sandwich

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:03 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lololol silly anon. Hams aren't animals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "helpless statue of an innocent whaler"

    come on, really? This is an Onion article, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Stop fishing outside your territorial waters Japan!

    The Chinese should help SS cause they can probably piggyback that Senkaku Islands deal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can say that to France as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    For fucks sake, all I'd need to fix that is a blow torch, ladders, rope and loli.

    Problem solved and another created.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A loli would straighten my harpoon

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    18:54 just made me laugh. XD Thanks dude, I needed that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I actually love Sea Sherperd. Japan is so full of bullshit that they call their whale hunting in Antarctic "Scientific hunting" because they don't have the balls to say it is for their consumption.

    Sea Sherperd must blow up all those japs and teach thema lesson for once.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fight perceived evil with even purer evil! Down with logic!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds like a regular foreign hooligan fingered as an activist terrorist when they were just fucking around.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They probably defaced Conan too, those Monsters!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A new low even for this band of brain-dead pirates.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    nuff said

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    least it wasn't an American or a Brit

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That ought stop that darn statue from spearing another whale!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How did he manage to get up there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aim the harpoon!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He must have been sexually molesting it in the rear end pretty hard to bend teh harpoon that far. Has any one looked to see yet if the statue has grown a smile?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always wondered how the hell you would kill a whale with something as primitive as a harpoon, turns out they use something like explosive tips that explodes inside the body.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's the modern way. In the past, they let them simply run out of blood and die. That's what the harpoon is for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 09/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the past, we have a vengeance-minded captain chasing a certain whale for epic man and harpoon vs animal battle in the middle of the stormy ocean on a rickety boat.

    Nowadays, the harpoons explode, so not as epic anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 11/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That man was a work of fiction created to romanticize and make the bloody business seem epic. You're free to write a modern equivalent to make it seem just as epic.

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