I checked it out tonight because of another thread elsewhere, and I mist say that the sea shepards are pretty much just Eco-terrorists
I've watched a couple of episodes but probably not the last one and I have to agree with you here. I certainly don't feel bad when anyone on the Sea Shepard gets hurt. And I love those sonic devices!
While I wish there was no need to whale, what these people are doing is extremely dangerous to humans. Their time might be better spent educating the people of Japan (hopefully thats still okay to use) so internal pressure would stop the whaling.
Personally I'm disappointed that the actions of the Sea Shepherds are even necessary. The Aust navy should sink the whaler ships and cart the whalers home without any of their ill gotten gains. Evil, evil people.