Captain Paul Watson of Whale Wars' fame sent Monsters and Critics an update on the fight for the dolphins and whales.Watson writes, "When we arrive, the killers take notice. This point was made very clear most recently with Operation Ferocious Isles as zero whales were killed during our time in the Faeroe Islands. Now two of the Sea Shepherd ships, the Steve Irwin and the Brigitte Bardot, are returning to Great Britain to begin preparations for our next Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. We will be ready to once again intervene against illegal Japanese whaling."
"Our increased capabilities are due to a growing support base and steadfast help from people like you. We do the best we can with the resources available to us and more support translates into even greater activism. Please be as generous as you can today so that we may continue in our efforts to defend ocean wildlife and habitats worldwide."
No Whales Killed in Faeroes Under our Watch
Watson shares that Operation Ferocious Isles Pilot Whale Defense Campaign is a success.
"June, July, and August are the three most notorious months for the slaughter of whales in the Faeroe Islands because they are peak migration months. Our objective was to prevent the killing of any whales during this period and that objective has been realized... read_more"
Shameful Slaughter in Taiji Commences
"Today the fishermen of Taiji, Japan start their annual, cruel, eight-month practice of rounding up dolphins for slaughter and captivity. Sea Shepherd has a group of Cove Guardians gearing up to stand strong in Taiji to prevent the slaughter of as many dolphins as possible. Last year, we saved more than 50% of the usual kill quota."
Learn more about this issue and how you can become a Cove Guardian.
Lady Justice Has Abandoned Galapagos
Watson says, "Environmental justice is poorly delivered in the Galapagos. We have worked very hard for two years on our legal project and the chance to make history as the first non-governmental organization to prosecute an environmental case in the islands. We recently discovered the Galapagos legal system is currently incapable of dealing with environmental crimes, but we have a positive plan for action!"
Read more about the biggest case of shark killing ever in Galapagos National Park and Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd's plans for bringing Lady Justice back to the Galapagos Islands.