Originally Posted by ArtM
The only thing missing from this thread now is a global warming argument... unless I skipped over it.
OOPS! I did skip over it. So have we got it all? Pirates - Guns
- Mono vs Multi - Global Warming.
It's makes me wonder how the whales are being affected.
Whales may also face liability if they cause unnecessary damage or injury to the would-be burglar. It would naturally come down to their testimony and credibility. But whales are pretty gentle and pretty credible, and they could always eat the perp if things get out of hand...
Of course, if you can afford to hire whales for security
you can probably afford a pet alligator, which might be even better.
In all seriousness, man-traps pose major danger
for their owners - both legal
and physical. The main problem is that they cannot discriminate between a threat and an innocent and they cannot apply proportionate force.
For example, what if the boarder is an elderly gentleman with the coast guard auxilliery on legit business and a totally unforeseeable electric
lifeline breaks his pacemaker? What about an child selling bananas who then drowns? What about some rich yachty with a litigious family
who drunkenly dingies up to the wrong boat?
Hired whales are a better option. Anyone serious about this would need to consult legal
counsel in the area where they operate, which might be more painful than an alligator bite.