I watched the series "Whale Wars" last year and, of course, was hardly cheering for the Japanese. I was on the Sea Shepherd's side even before the series showed the whale being harpooned and shot, then dragged up the chute of the factory ship. Good God.
Well, the anti-whaler forces won this year, and the Japanese are going home early, tails between their legs. Let's hear it for those crazy people in the black ships. They don't make very good television shows, but they do damned good work.