Heller's book, The Whale Warriors, is much more graphic than the normal non-fiction work. I've long been an ardent supporter of environmental organizations, including Greenpeace. I guess I missed the transition wne Greenpeace became more of a "suits" organization, and the real work of fighting whalers, striving to protect these incredible animals, had fallen to a more direct-action organization, Sea Shepherd. This is the story of a cruise by the organization's ship, the "Farley Mowat" into the dangerous waters of Antarctica in pursuit of the Japanese whaling fleet.
Curious that much of the early history of the United States is woven around the voyages of whaling ships and their crews, but in clear prose, Heller documents the atrocities committed against an ancient, sentient species.
Read this story and you'll be clicking on the website for "Sea Shepherd," and pulling out your wallet for a donation. Or for Trumpistas, maybe selling slots on a whaling cruise.
In any case, unless civilized nations ban together to eliminate this barbaric practice, whales, orangutans and many other sentient species will bedding eternal farewell to our planet.