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Jeff Foster: Whale Hunter Turns Whale Activist

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 2:57pm. 2785 Views, 0 Comments.

Jumping orca calfThe other day, I read a bittersweet story about Jeff Foster, former whale hunter, now turned whale activist. It's shocking to see how consumed he was with the hunt, working as a contractor for SeaWorld, he was responsible for the capture of dozens of whales. But, eventually, his values changed and the energy he once put into capturing whales, has since been redirected into saving them.

The Thrill of the Hunt

Growing up in Seattle, Jeff had a veterinarian father.Working with marine animals were a big part of his life, and he dreamed of becoming a whale trainer. Jeff participated in his first whale hunt at the impressionable age of 15. In the 60s, hunting whales in Puget Sound was all the rage, even celebrated by such organizations as National…

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