Video: Environmentalists and Whalers Clash on the High Seas

Andy Revkin, my Facebook buddy over at the Dot Earth Blog at the New York Times, posted these videos yesterday.  Regardless of your positon on the practice of whaling (why can’t Asians give up eating exotic wild animals and stick to McDonad’s like us?) or in-your-face environmentalists (how about the sounds-like-they-work-at-Whole Foods-folks in background of the 2nd video?) it is compelling.

From the whaler’s perspective:

From the protester’s perspective: