The ineptitude of the Sea Shepherds is comical except for the fact that they are putting real people in harms way – both their do-gooder trustafarian crew members as well as the Japanese sailors simply doing their jobs in one of the most inhospitable stretches of the sea imaginable. I wish I didn’t get so riled up by this rag tag of vegetarian peace-niks but I do. Maybe its because as an early college grad I too traveled the world in an attempt to change it for the better. I was an idealist and took on some powerful forces with American bravado. More likely however, its because I have experienced the raw power of the ocean during a transatlantic sailing voyage on a 44ft sloop and watching them mess around with people’s lives irks me.
Animal Planet has a good thing going because eventhough I ridicule and make snarky comments throughout the hour long show, I will be back for more next week.