April 17, 2014

Ocean defenders

How far should activists go in the name of protecting the environment?

He's been called a pirate and "eco-terrorist" by his critics. On Thursday, The Stream speaks to environmental activist Captain Paul Watson about his efforts to end whale hunting and defend ocean life around the world. His fleet’s aggressive “direct action” tactics toward Japanese whaling vessels in particular have drawn both praise and controversy from environmental activists.

In this episode, we speak to:

Paul Watson @CaptPaulWatson
Founder, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 

Kerstin Forsberg
Planet Ocean, Director

Whitney Hoot @WhitneyHoot 
Master's candidate of Environmental Policy

Grantly Galland @GrantlyG
Marine conservationist

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 


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