Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Greenpeace fined for coral reef destruction

When some PETA workers got caught killing and dumping animals I wrote about it and promptly received hate mail, including someone who threw a temper tantrum in the comments section.

When a union hired temp workers to walk their picket line against Walmart, paying them low wages and no benefits (in order to protest Walmart's wages and benefits) I cast a jaundiced eye toward their "strategy." I got about a half-dozen "you-hate-workers" emails.

This, I think, is less egregious than the two aforementioned examples, but cause for pause nonetheless. It seems that Greenpeace's ship, the Rainbow Warrior, "ran aground at Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, in the Sulu Sea," in the process damaging "almost 100 sq m (1,076 sq ft) of coral reef."

Greenpeace was fined $7000.00 for the environmental destruction.

Of course, Greenpeace can always say: "Hey, at least we didn't do it on purpose like those PETA guys or those Walmart protesters."


At 9:30 AM, Blogger Akaky said...

Greenpeace had to destroy the reef in order to save it.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...


Good retort! I wish I'd thought of that.



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