If any of my readers is tempted to tune in to the Animal Planet mini-series “Whale Wars” (which started this evening) well, there’s something you should know about Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which is prominently featured in the series.
According to the May 2007 article “Eco-Extremist Wants World Population to Drop below 1 Billion” featured in Business and Media Institute magazine, Mr. Watson believes that “saving the whales is more important than saving 5.5 billion people.” The article went on to quote Mr. Watson as saying, “We are killing our host the planet Earth.” The cure? According to Mr. Watson, the “cure” would be “a population drop to less than 1 billion.” Indeed, his exact words were, “We need to radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion.”
Yes, you read that right. A seeming genocide of 5.5 billion people. (After all, what else could you conclude from that statement?) But is Mr. Watson ashamed of his call to “radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion”?Â He went on to say, “I was once severely criticized for describing human beings as being the â€˜AIDS of the Earth.â€™ I make no apologies for that statement.”
You may be wondering what this has to do with “pit bulls” or domesticated pets in general. Well, apparently Mr. Watson wasn’t quite finished. Mr. Watson also calls for the “cutting down on the population of domesticated dogs and cats to cutting down on everything else in what he called ‘simplify, simplify, simplify’.”
So sure, save the whales. It’s only going to cost you your pets…oh and seemingly about 5.5 billion human lives.
P.S. I’m guessing Mr. Watson believes he should be among the approximate 500,000 “elite” who should survive this “rewilding” “nativist” ideology.