Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Are you willing to risk your life to protect the -- Not asking that question for funds.
We'll have to be willing to risk their life.
That's fine I just started my whole life.
Who was inside that -- -- was out I get home -- whose legs got cut off.
Enough is enough.
Every year hundreds of whales are posts by Japanese fishing fleets in this Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
-- -- working to stop them their efforts are documented in the Animal Planet series.
Whale wars which as its season three premiere tomorrow.
Want to welcome to happy hour captain chuck -- and -- soon -- -- Andrea gored and run the ball at the Bob Barker welcome to dispel both of you thank you very.
Being -- thanks for having us.
IMac and it's a pleasure to be here in Italy is risking your life this this mission that -- -- I would call of the job but it's like mission.
Absolutely I mean in this case of the vessel by what's happening in the the best boundary was -- -- we got -- -- for a six inch gash in the side gash in the side of our ship.
Just three feet above the water line one of our vessels as you just saw was completely run over.
Basically attempted murder against six of our crew members that vessel actually sank two days later as you know from the damaging.
Results and now it's pretty horrific out there if you don't mind.
Follow up on a little bit on what's happened with that incident because it has subsequently weeks later.
The captain of that boat jumped on -- actually tried to do a citizen's arrest.
What's the status with that captain now is here.
Prison the not a citizen of New Zealand he went on to the vessel -- on -- -- -- number two which ran over his ship.
And tried to serve warrants basically.
-- a citizen's arrest and he also provide in the bill for three million dollars for the replacement -- you have vessel.
-- they they took him into custody that took him to Japan last Thursday and Friday and this Monday he was in trial.
On June 10 there'll be a sentencing phase in two or three weeks after that we'll find out what the results -- it looks right now like he's -- between two and three years and you know maximum security Japanese prison where he's been this whole time we're hoping for a suspended sentence.
Yes so so talk to us a little -- this is illegal they're doing things that are legal in international largest Japanese law.
Yes -- no idea about these whaling fleet is illegally killing whales -- -- -- thanks very.
This is an area that.
That internationally it was to be protected in a sanctuary for whales -- there's no killing and they went on every year and an incumbent won't have a thousand whales and that's why we couldn't.
Who's posed this to protect those waters if not you guys is -- not a government entities some sort of international body.
Well that's -- problem in this International Whaling Commission as the governing body as far as drilling goes there's no enforcement -- to himself and the united the world charter for nature after 1983 by the UN.
By the United Nations we go down there and and try to enforce these laws and we do that might stopping their illegal actions -- costing them money but did you have signed on to.
Did they sign onto that treaty Japan is an active member of the international whaling commission and they have signed on of that -- that there's a clause in there that allows for.
Research whaling so they say that the killing about a thousand -- every year.
This study the whales and biologically to determine why Wales pieces are declining.
And I watched that -- it was it's dramatic when -- when they're done with whatever they do they throw the carcass off the side.
It's got off Clinton.
Get a sense when you're -- what they've done some -- some of the things they've done to try and stop your efforts.
Won't this this -- the entire -- fun adding yeah they almost none of the six crew member on board and you know I just couldn't believe.
That we weren't pulling bodies out of the water and this morning with hoses and they're throwing stuff in France there is -- sound -- they were using.
On an L rather long range acoustic -- and aim -- at ten.
And from a range of 300 feet or are closer -- actually incapacitated -- destroys your sense of balance and so on are you guys being successful in this -- are you making intently making an impact in saving wells absolutely -- know that this should that this show is.
Primarily business -- from an economic standpoint what parts in between -- and a hundred million dollars every year that we go down there.
Her six -- this pro Tibetan Japanese -- got together to illegal Japanese well industry so we're speaking the language of economics because they're not gonna listen to our darling it's about what's right -- wrong.
Critics you know -- -- -- critics to convince.
You know do some people say paying off -- is their some commercial reason why there hunting whales we hunt fish we had crab.
Leon lobster and shrimp that's that's an excellent point and there are they just that -- -- like everybody out.
Now that that's an excellent point the sea -- not a process that protest organization we're a lot going after people that are intentionally in violation of international conservation laws and treaties.
That's the difference and the international whaling commission and -- -- all commercial whaling is illegal since 1986.
As recently as three years ago in a vote of 38 to two.
They voted to ask Japan to stop their research well -- -- every -- -- And what do you guys -- is there's not a shark and shark issues well he gets involved in at all you -- that when the group.
Sea Shepherd and protect marine while my worldwide.
And win big issues is -- -- where.
Tiresome offensive problems -- still live Disney sold for very overpriced it.
Is there and -- -- -- this last one quick question is there a middle ground I don't with dolphins that was you know the issue when there's.
Try to fish for tuna and they seem to -- the middle that would -- army the dolphins.
Is there middle ground here or no whale -- at all.
As far as sea -- concerned as long as -- is illegal we'll continue to go down there association seasoned -- -- well worth documents are six.
Season down there all right thank you so much guys hopefully don't change the law and sort of make it all the good luck may take a look I don't I.
Be safe out there guys you know captain chuck swift and Andrea Gordon.
Filter by section