Sea Shepherd Captain, Paul Watson (@CaptPaulWatson), talks with Mark Leiren-Young (@leirenyoung) about Seaspiracy, life as an outlaw and as a movie star, the impact of Covid on life in the oceans and whether whales are more intelligent than we are.
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- 4:38– How Covid has effected the Sea Shepherd and the oceans
- 4:52– “There has been an increase in poaching.”
- 6:52– His new book, Orcapedia
- 7:10– “What we’re talking about here is an international slave trade where the orcas are the new slaves.”
- 8:36– “The orcas in captivity have names and therefore we tend to relate to them more so than the ones that are in the wild.”
- 10:13– Tilikum’s story
- 13:41– How Watson fell for whales.
- 13:58– “To me whales are highly intelligent, very social, self-aware sentient beings and I think, in many cases, they’re probably more intelligent than we are.”
- 17:20– The backlash to Seaspiracy
- 17:30– “The fishing industry’s very powerful and they throw a lot of money into their PR machines.”
- 20:55– “What we really need is a tuna-free tuna.”
- 21:12– “You can find scientists who will defend any side of an argument. I call them “biostitutes,” when they’re working for the industry.”
- 23:36– “A good percentage of the fishing industry is strictly, completely illegal – unregulated and uncontrolled.”
- 27:10– How his movie Watson happened.
- 29:04– Selling his life story – a lot.