Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars

Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars

by Sam Vincent


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"I pull on my balaclava and step onto the bridge wing. It's loud outside: I can hear the rumbles of nine vessels' engines and the hiss of ten water cannons ... Suddenly the bridge is full of refugees from the upper deck. They are blocking my view out the back windows, but their faces - afraid, excited, awestruck - illustrate the looming presence of the Nisshin. I bend my knees and grip the bench, ready for the crunch."

In Blood and Guts, Sam Vincent plunges into the whale wars.

Vincent sets sail with Sea Shepherd, led by the charismatic and abrasive Paul Watson. He attends the recent case at the International Court of Justice, which finds Japan's 'scientific' whaling in the Southern Ocean to be unlawful. And he travels to Japan to investigate why its government doggedly continues to bankroll the unprofitable hunt.

This is a fresh, funny and intelligent look at how Australia has become the most vocal anti-whaling nation on Earth. Vincent skewers hypocrisy and sheds light on motives, noble and otherwise. With Japan planning to relaunch its lethal program in 2015, the whale wars are set to continue. Blood and Guts is a riveting work of immersion journalism that lays bare the forces driving this conflict.

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ISBN-13: 9781863956826
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once there was peace between the whales, orcas, sharks and dolphins. Then one shark, fang, snuck into one of the dolphins homes, and killed the dolphin. This went on for a week without any other sharks or dolphins knowing. One night, two dolphin freinds were having a sleepover. Then, the shark came and killed one. The other swam away as fast as possible, to the dolphin leaders. "A shark kiled my freind!" All of the dolphin army swam to the sharks to find the meaning of this. Fang was only 14, so he could get away with stuff still. So when the dolphins told the sharks, they said, "how dare you accuse a poor young shark of murder?" Then the war between dolphins and sharks sprouted. Meanwhile, in the orcas home, an orca and her whale freind were swimming together. Then the orca asked, "why dont you have a dorsal fin? Is it because it was cut off?" The whale awnsered, "i was born without one." Then wanting to joke a question, the whale said, "how come you look like a drowned panda bear?" The orca got mad and said, "im not a panda, you big blue rasin!" Now for whales, being called a rasin was very very VERY offending. The whale immediatley went to tell the rest of the whales, the whale and orca war starting. Then the orcas allied with the dolphins to help them in battle too, both were running little low on troops. The sharks and whaled also allied, but sharks may not be so trustworthy...