News: 30-50 sea turtles stabbed to death by Japan fisherman; 'he regrets it now'

>Yuji Tabata, the head of the local fishermen's cooperative, told AFP that the man responsible has confessed to stabbing the animals after dozens became tangled in his gillnet.

>A frustrated fisherman has confessed that he stabbed to death dozens of protected sea turtles on a southern Japanese island after they got caught in his fishing nets, local officials say.

>Between 30 to 50 green sea turtles were found dead or dying last Thursday, with stab wounds on their necks and elsewhere, on a beach in remote Kumejima island, some 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) southwest of Tokyo.

>It was "an extremely grisly scene", according to Yoshimitsu Tsukakoshi, a senior staff member at Kumejima Umigame-kan, a local sea turtle conservation body.

>"Sea turtles are gentle creatures and they move away when humans approach them," Tsukakoshi told AFP on Tuesday.

>"I couldn't believe it could happen in this day and age."

>Yuji Tabata, the head of the local fishermen's cooperative, told AFP that the man responsible has confessed to stabbing the animals after dozens became tangled in his gillnet.

>The fisherman, whose name has not been released, told the cooperative that he released many of the tangled-up turtles, but after struggling with the animals, he began stabbing them to try and weaken them.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did they at least eat them?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He just was trolling a little.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Popping some annoying critters that are fucking with you or yours when they are already bountiful is just utility with a proper understanding of what is what, it's like living how we all did even just 30 years ago.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who gives a shit about some gay turtles, if you are stupid enough to eat a plastic straw you deserve to be stabbed to death.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not entirely sure why fishermen are still permitted to live.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      someone needs to feed us the fish. Sadly it seems to be a profession chosen by the mentally retarded and apathetic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't eat fish. Get fucked. Fishermen are nothing but a huge marine liability.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm willing to give up on sea food. You didn't have to be rude.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Feeding humans, mostly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like we need more of that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Until we reduce the population, yes

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Holy fuck this thread is filled with scum urbanoids who have never left their bugman city. This fisherman has seen more wildlife irl than all of you will ever see in your entire miserable city lives. This man, unlike you, actually lives in harmony with nature, so if he felt like killing those turtles, so be it, that is the natural way. When your life is actually interwined with nature you have this very special utilitarian and solemn view of it. Redditors in this thread will never understand this, because they live in tiny apartments in their massive cities and the only piece of nature they see is their fucking cockroach infestation. Seriously, if you think this man has done anything wrong go back to updooting pictures of cats and dogs on plebbit, stop ruining this place more than it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >murders a pod of dolphin annually because they eat your fish
      honorabu fisherman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Redditors in this thread
      I'm replying to one right now, lmao

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only real reply in this thread

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why because it was mean and foolish and that made your 4 inch dick hard?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Had an actual take on reality. Whereas someone like you is willing to make up his own story to feel correct.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Um actually, salty, murdering random animals is the real environmentalism

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy fuck this thread is filled with scum urbanoids who have never left their bugman city. This hunter has seen more wildlife irl than all of you will ever see in your entire miserable city lives. This man, unlike you, actually lives in harmony with nature, so if he felt like killing those rhinos, so be it, that is the natural way. When your life is actually interwined with nature you have this very special utilitarian and solemn view of it. Redditors in this thread will never understand this, because they live in tiny apartments in their massive cities and the only piece of nature they see is their fucking cockroach infestation. Seriously, if you think this man has done anything wrong go back to updooting pictures of cats and dogs on plebbit, stop ruining this place more than it is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not realizing rhinos live in protected land
        >not realizing these protected lands need funding
        >not realizing rhinos can fuck with the other animals on these lands
        >not realizing the people who run these lands need to kill aggressive rhinos
        >not realizing people are willing to pay to take care of that issue
        >not realizing this is a win win win scenario for everyone
        way to be the urban bugman this guy is talking about and being as completely oblivious as the urban bugman this guy is talking about

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is nothing morally wrong with killing bugmen, war is the natural way of life.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AAH FUCK YUU WHARE AN DORPHEEN!!!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    China is weird fucking place. A lot of these people asking for this crap are rich business people. How can they be this fucking retarded.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After the plastic straws ban I can understand him. Fuck them turtles!

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hope he drowns in that sea.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pushes the worlds smallest cetacean from over 500 to around 10 in just 20 years
    RESPEC DER CULTURE!!1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      qrd?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >China decides it wants endangered Mexican fish for powdered dick medicine
        >Hispanics start trowing nets over every inch of the Sea of Cortés
        >Both the fish and the Vaquita are now at the edge of extinction (literally just 10 left in existence)
        >Hispanics refuse to stop because they are Hispanics

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          refuse to stop because they are Hispanics
          It is not a fish. It is a mammal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's talking about the black bloater, or whatever the fuck is the name of that ugly-ass fish the bugpeople are crazy over.
            Vaquitas get entagled in nets for that fish.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/cq1Bqpf.png

        >China decides it wants endangered Mexican fish for powdered dick medicine
        >Hispanics start trowing nets over every inch of the Sea of Cortés
        >Both the fish and the Vaquita are now at the edge of extinction (literally just 10 left in existence)
        >Hispanics refuse to stop because they are Hispanics

        This video mentions chinese using cartels to get fish. get off my fucking back jannies.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The more I see, the more I'm convinced soullessness and demon possession are real.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1:17

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fishermoids are subhuman
    >Stabs sea turtles
    >Dragnets coral reef
    >Byctches vaquita to extinction
    >Steal from other countries' waters constantly
    80% of all fish in the ocean are gone and these retards are racing to hook the remaining fifth. Fortunately they'll eventually all starve once their fuckup is complete.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A majority of fishes are gone because the US nuked parts of the pacific

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        okay mister wong

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It has been demonstrated OVER AND OVER again that LITERAL NUCLEAR DISASTER is better for the environment than the simple presence of a small number of humans. Both Chernobyl and Bimini are paradise after humans were removed from the equation, DESPITE both getting irradiated. Humans are not just a disease, they are the shocktroops of satan himself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/iNTxa3r.png

          It has been demonstrated OVER AND OVER again that LITERAL NUCLEAR DISASTER is better for the environment than the simple presence of a small number of humans. Both Chernobyl and Bimini are paradise after humans were removed from the equation, DESPITE both getting irradiated. Humans are not just a disease, they are the shocktroops of satan himself.

          Most wild animals don't even live long enough for cancer to set in, a little radiation makes no difference to them whatsoever. With humans around, they'd probably be dead from environment loss, over-hunting, poisoning ect before even reaching adulthood.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Correct. I sure hope you weren't trying to argue against my point.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll be surprised if he gets any major fines or punishment

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'll be honest every time I see those flocks of emperor penguins in documentaries I have this irrational desire to be in the middle of them and see how many I could take.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can we just straight up ban Japan from fishing or using boats under threat of nuking them again if they do. Seriously not one Japanese person should be allowed anywhere near a body of water larger than a pond

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the little guys will give due consideration before trespassing in jap fishing nets now methinks

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2 nukes weren't enough

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He only regrets getting caught.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proof?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was expressing an opinion, not a documented fact, autist.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I weirdly feel enraged over this news instead of people dying like in the texas school shooting. I would honestly kill this person if there were no laws in japan.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope this worthless subhuman dies. I truly want this man dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are worse than him

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "He said he has never seen so many turtles on his nets. He regrets it now," Tabata said.

    "He said he felt in physical danger."

    >The local town government and police are investigating the deaths, a municipal official told AFP, declining to say whether the fisherman could face penalties over the incident.

    >An editorial in the local Okinawa Times newspaper on Tuesday condemned the deaths and the manner in which the protected animals were left to perish on the beach.

    >It also urged local officials to consider claims by fishermen that turtles are causing economic damage.

    >Local reports said some fishermen in the area believe the turtle population is increasing.

    >The creatures can collide with fishing boats, injuring themselves and damaging the crafts' propellers.

    >Tabata said the community is also concerned that turtles are eating the seagrass that is home to the fish they depend on for their livelihood.

    >He stressed that the incident was rare and fishermen regularly untangle turtles caught in their lines.
    >"We are in the process of coming up with ideas so that this doesn't happen again," he added.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he felt in physical danger
      Fucking what?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m guessing either the fear of losing fingers to the trapped turtles or that it was danger from all the officials/others looking for suspects that compelled him to go and confess. Probably the danger of getting bit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's trying to use the american cop defense, but he doesn't know it doesn't work if your friends aren't the ones in charge of investigating and judging you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bet nothing is going to happen to this asshole. He deserves to suffer. He killed 30 or more sea creatures that can live for long ass time.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I bet nothing is going to happen to this asshole. He deserves to suffer.
            100% he's not going to suffer any consequences. The Japanese are incredibly consistent with not punishing fishing because of "muh culture, muh local economies," yet they never even attempt to transition those communities to anything remotely sustainable and just give lip service to the international community.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You sound like an absolute cunt.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            way to out yourself you stupid gay

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have to untangle them by hand. He was scared of losing his fingers which is why he decided to "weaken" them. Can't bite if you're dead.

        I bet nothing is going to happen to this asshole. He deserves to suffer. He killed 30 or more sea creatures that can live for long ass time.

        They're just turtles, Anon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >You have to untangle them by hand. He was scared of losing his fingers which is why he decided to "weaken" them. Can't bite if you're dead.
          He wouldn't be doing things that could damage ecosystems if he wasn't an uneducated moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's yellow, not black

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just proves how people can't coexist with animals when food sources are involved

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >one fucking retard does something bad
        >OMG HUMANS ARE SUCH A BLIGHT ON NATURE!!!!!!
        any other sane person would've just let them all go.

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