Whales Welcome Support from Winner Sheen

It is fitting that the star of the most commercially successful television show in history would lead the effort to finally end commercial whaling pursued today by Japan, Iceland and Norway, in breach of international rules that have banned the practice since 1987Whales around the world leapt for joy today on news that proven winner Charlie Sheen has taken up their cause. In a prepared statement released yesterday, Mr. Sheen noted that many whales are in breach around the world.

. . . Whales around the world leapt for joy today on news that proven winner Charlie Sheen has taken up their cause. In a prepared statement released yesterday, Mr. Sheen noted that many whales are in breach around the world. "We hope Mr. Sheen's sudden emergence as a whale warrior is no fluke," said Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare -- www.ifaw.org), "because like Chuck Sheen's career, our planet's great whales face more threats today then ever before in history. We are hopeful his hands-on approach will make a real difference for these magnificent marine mammals."

"It is fitting that the star of the most commercially successful television show in history would lead the effort to finally end commercial whaling pursued today by Japan, Iceland and Norway, in breach of international rules that have banned the practice since 1987 -- the same year he played Bud Fox in Wall Street," Ramage said. "Breaching the surface and breaching a contract are obviously two different acts by two different beasts, but this guy obviously knows his way around a whale tail. Mr. Sheen lending his voice to the cause of the whales is part of a proud family tradition. His father, former US President Josiah Bartlett once undertook efforts in The West Wing to end resurgent whaling by Iceland including sitting through a performance of the Reykjavik Symphony . . .

Tongue in cheek blog entries and and media feeding frenzies aside, whales need our help. From the Pygmy Sperm whale, which is roughly the size of two and a half men, to the Blue Whale, the largest creature ever to roam earth, whales are under constant pressure from hunting for commercial purposes, entanglement in outmoded fishing gear, collisions with high-speed vessels, destruction of marine habitats and the leviathan threat of global climate change. Whales need a hand from all of us, including Charlie Sheen, if we are to save them for future generations.

-- PR

Comments: 5

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Dear SBRSFM, Back 'atcha! --PR

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Greetings Gerhard, and thank you for your comment. Like you and many others I'm sure, I hope the Charlie Sheen saga has a happy ending but also that it not end in tragedy. So I take your point. Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Sorry you took the low road and jumped on the band wagon that perpetuates this pschotic victim's rantings.
Whales deserve better !!!

 
Anonymous
3 years ago

Priceless, Patrick. I always enjoy reading your blog, but this entry was a particularly poignant and 'winning' addition to my afternoon. This "special bitchin' rock star from Mars" appreciates your humor. Where does he come up with this stuff? :) Thank, Patrick.

 
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3 years ago

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