|Monday, November 10, 2003|
Unsung Hero of Taiji
On October 7, 2003, the day after the Sea Shepherd crew in Taiji was first assaulted, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society received an e-mail from Taiji, Japan.
At the same time he was able to communicate with the fishermen and mislead them into thinking he was on their side to pass false information about our crew to them and to gain additional information from them.
At first George wanted to be covert about his involvement with the Sea Shepherd crew and to stay in the background. The horror of the slaughter however has convinced him that he must publicly speak out and take a stand against the cruel killings of the dolphins and whales.
As a teacher who has lived in Taiji for a few years, this is a display of great courage and he should be applauded.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is happy to have a strong ally in Taiji like George McInerney.
Following is an original correspondence in Japanese text between George and Paul Watson. It is available either as a viewable web page or a downloadable Acrobat PDF file: