Hunting the Hunters: At war with the whalers Paperback – Illustrated, January 2, 2014
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About the Author
Laurens de Groot, now 32, worked for Sea Shepherd for several years, travelling the world raising funds and spreading the word (appearing on Jay Leno and Larry King in the US, and featuring in Animal Planet's Whale Wars series). He is currently fighting rhino poachers in South Africa, using his law enforcement experience to help improve anti-poaching efforts.
- Publisher : Adlard Coles; Illustrated edition (January 2, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1472903641
- ISBN-13 : 978-1472903648
- Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.09 x 0.8 x 9.29 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,698,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is also a behind the scenes of the hit TV show "Whale Wars". This takes place in the first 3 seasons of the show and Laurens offers great insight into the mindset of the volunteers and the hardships they experienced.
The highlight for me was the scene when Laurens was on board the Ady Gil when it got smashed by the Japanese whaling ship. This book offers a unique perspective on this incident which is missing from media accounts or the TV show.
Lastly Laurens then pursues another adventure where he spies on the seal hunters in Namibia. This seal hunt is larger than the Canadian hunt but without any of the controversy. Laurens essentially risked getting captured and potentially losing his life in order to document this inhumane hunt.
For a different perspective I also recommend "Whale Warrior" by Pete Bethune.