• Petitioned Chairman Julius Genachowski

This petition was delivered to:

Federal Communications Commission
Chairman Julius Genachowski
Discovery Communications LLC
Discovery Channel , Animal Planet

Cancel Whale Wars to stop supporting Eco-Terrorist

    1. Petition by

      ian walker

Animal Planet's newest hit TV series "Whale Wars" focuses on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a tax-exempt "environmental group". The show focuses on the efforts of the group to stop whaling activities carried out by the Japanese in the name of research.

The show makes the group, and their leader, Paul Watson, out to be crusaders fighting to save animals from being killed. The truth, however, is very different.

Sea Shepherd is not an environmental group, but a violent band of eco-terrorists who use intimidation and fear as weapons while believing they are above the law. 

Sea Shepherd's tactics include intimidating sailors, throwing acid onto the decks of ships, spraying decks with water cannons, and even ramming ships and trying to board them. All of these are designed to cause fear and intimidation in an effort to get the whalers to stop, the very definition of terrorism, which is morally unacceptable.

Paul Watson is a misanthrope. He has stated that the Earth would be better off if humans went extinct, and even proposed solving ecological problems by culling the human population. Using terrorist tactics to achieve his goals is nor problem for him, as he has said "There's nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win." Some other quotes of Watson include:

"...earthworms are far more valuable than people."

"We did not sink those ships for you or for any of the six billion hominid a--holes on this planet…we could not give a damn what human beings have to say about the actions."

"The world will be a much nicer place without us [humans]"

Sea Shepherd and Paul Watson have no business being lauded by a major television network by being given their own show. We, the undersigned, therefore respectfully request that Discovery Networks cancel the show "Whale Wars" and refuse to give this admitted eco-terrorist any more platforms. Criminal activity and political violence should never be put in a positive light.

Recent signatures


    1. This petition is already ruffling some feathers within Sea Shepherd

      ian walker
      Petition Organizer

      Have begun receiving rather nasty messages and threats from supporters of Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd in response to this petition. This has always been expected and shows we are on the right track to having Whale Wars removed from the media.

    2. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • stephen yochim ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      never before has a tv show promoted terrorism to children such as this.

    • Ford Elms ST. JOHN'S, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Paul Watson has built a career using lies, slander, and hate speech to exploit innocent fishermen for profit. That AP would support this with a TV show is appalling, especially in the latest exploitative attack: WW Viking Shores.

    • Guðrun í Lágabø VáGUR, FAROE ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Paul Watson is a pathetic liar an there is no truth to the serie Whale Wars.

    • Nick Shaffer PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I think Paul Watson is an ignorant fool who knows nothing about Faroese culture and tradition.

    • Leivur Steintún SøRVáGUR, FAROE ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Horrible misleading and feelings over brains. Almost something cartoonish over it. This guy should be stopped a long time ago. This show reveals how ignorant and morbid people can be - both in editing and telling the story...


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