It’s official… a US Court of Appeals has ruled that Paul Watson and the “Sea Shepherds” are pirates.
[B]Institute of Cetacean Research v. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society[/B]
KOZINSKI, Chief Judge:
You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch. When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be."
M. SMITH, Circuit Judge:
The Sea Shepherds are pirates. Period.