Added by Pat Williams on November 9, 2011
Saturday October 29, 2011 was domestic launch of “Operation Divine Wind”, Sea Shepherd’s 8th Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign to end Japan’s scientific research whaling in the Southern Ocean this December once and for all.
The private sold out event will feature a reception and performance starring queen of satire, comedian Sarah Silverman. Celebrities Alyssa Milano, Martin Sheen, Mike Rumble, Fox’ Mark Thompson and host of other Celebrities were in Attendance! Sea Shepherd Conservation gives a voice for the Whales.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is the world’s leading direct action marine wildlife conservation organization, led by Founder and President Captain Paul Watson, one of the founding members of Greenpeace, and focus of the Emmy Award-nominated docu-reality TV series Whale Wars on Animal Planet.
On the heels of Sea Shepherd’s most successful anti-whaling campaign last year as well as the natural disasters and ongoing environmental crisis in Japan, the Japanese government has announced it is “not in the national interest of Japan to give into pressure from Sea Shepherd.”
Already $200 million in debt, Japan reports they will spend $30 million to hunt whales once again, and recently announced they will spend an additional $27 million on security this season just to keep Sea Shepherd at bay. Sea Shepherd is undeterred by the whalers’ plans and will return to the Antarctic waters with renewed fervor and commitment to protect the whales, as it has for the last seven years.
About the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. Founder and President Captain Paul Watson, is a world renowned, respected leader in environmental issues.
Visit Seashepherd.org for more information.
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