h/t Andrew Bolt
Sea Shepherd only now concedes, but to far less than seems credible:
Whereas sinking ships and putting mens lives in danger is......ANTI-WHALING activist Peter Bethune - on trial in Japan - has been expelled from Sea Shepherd, the conservation group he campaigned with, after he took a bow and arrows on to one of their vessels, it emerged today.
In a statement headlined “Remaining Aggressive and Nonviolent”, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sea Shepherd, Chuck Swift said the bow and arrows revealed to be in possession of Captain Bethune on the Ady Gil were “absolutely not in line” with the organisation’s policies.
Seeiong as Bethune is about to spend years in prison, I'd say it really doesnt matter now..expect to prove that he was, like his mate Watson, intent on harming others in the name of Mother Gaia™“Even though we know Captain Bethune’s objectives were sincere, that the bow and arrows were never used in Sea Shepherd actions and that he certainly never intended to use the bow and arrows against any person, his decision to bring them on a Sea Shepherd campaign is unacceptable,” he said.
He wont be, seeing as he will be behind bars :DMr Swift said that Sea Shepherd would continue to support Bethune, 45, in his legal battle in Japan, but he would not be selected to participate in future campaigns.
Rightttt.....So Sea Shepherd still claims it knew nothing about any bow and arrow, and that these weapons were not used, anyway