Shepherding in a New Era of Conservation

TitleShepherding in a New Era of Conservation
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
Date Published08/2010
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractDiscusses the reality television show "Whale Wars" in which the environmental group the Sea Shepherds whose mission is to "use innovative tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal action on the high seas". The television show depicts the conflict between the Sea Shepherds and Japanese whaling ships and the Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research. The Sea Shepherds use the media to broadcast their message of conservation and their efforts to stop whaling. However, their efforts raise questions about the rights of sovereign nations to govern their own economies, the livelihood of those involved within whaling research (assuming the Japanese fleet legitimately researches) and the violation of certain laws by the Sea Shepherds in their quest to stop whaling.
NotesAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics Regional Cases 2010
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