We at WDCS are rather shocked and dismayed to see that YouTube have decided to remove a WDCS video on whaling.
The video called 'Stop Bloody Whaling Part-1' has been taken down without any specific reasons as to why they have taken this action. YouTube have only said that it ‘disabled [the video] for violating the YouTube Community Guidelines’. We have looked at the Guidelines and we cannot see where we have 'violated' anything. We look forward to YouTube's clarification of their actions.
The video has been up on You Tube for some two years. It’s had some 27,122 views over those two years and we have had no complaints – apart from those from the pro-whalers.
So why has YouTube decided to take action that can only inhibit our campaigning?
And why now?
One may note that the Japanese fleet has just set out for Antarctica to butcher whales again. The timing must be a coincidence musn't it?
But I cannot, and do not, believe that YouTube have decided that commercial whaling is an acceptable practice and that campaigning against whaling is not!
We have asked YouTube for an explanation, but in the meantime please look at our video ‘Stop Bloody Whaling - Part 2’
I’ll check back later to make sure this video is still there