*NEWS Usan Fisheries Threat to Sea Shepherd UK Volunteers in Seal Defence Standoff*
Report from Scotland
Tensions are rising in Banffshire with conflict expected as early as Easter Monday in seal defence standoff.
Sea Shepherd UK are currently active in Gardenstown and Crovie in the North of Scotland. They are there to prevent Usan Fisheries, otherwise known as the Scottish Wild Salmon Company, from shooting iconic Scottish seals over the Easter holiday break. Last year the Scottish Wild Salmon Company admitted to killing 18 grey seals during the same period. Local reports suggest the number was much higher.
Tensions have been escalating over recent days as Sea Shepherd UK has continued preventing the Scottish Wild Salmon Company from shooting seals. The kill total since Sea Shepherd arrived is zero. Armed Scottish Wild Salmon Company staff are now acting in an increasingly belligerent manner towards our personnel on the ground. Sea Shepherd UK are preparing for direct confrontation from these armed killers as a result.
On Good Friday, Scottish Wild Salmon Company personnel confronted Sea Shepherd volunteers in Gardenstown Harbour. One senior member of their party, accompanied by a rifle carrying employee, shouted in front of children and other holidaymakers the threat that he would make us wish we were back in Japan. Sea Shepherd refuse to back down in the face of intimidation such as this and will continue to stand against marine wildlife killers no matter what threats are made.
All Sea Shepherd UK activists are committed to stand in front of any rifle aimed at a defenceless seal by the Scottish Wild Salmon Company or by any other seal killers.
@whosay A total success! So we had a successful opening of the @seashepherd HQ today by Alex Cornelissen, @CaptPaulWatson and special guest Rutger Hauer.
The Skype call with Captain Paul was somewhat nerve wrecking for me as that was my job and as we all know technology can be temperamental at best. Thankfully it worked just fine apart from the total crash 5 mins before Paul had to speak. No pressure....Anyway, was wonderful to catch up and meet so many faces I know and have respect for. (Too many to name here!) People put up with my cool Sea Shepherd bow tie, because as well all know, Bow Ties are cool. Gary Stokes (who I must thank for taking the Rutger photos!) kept nagging me where to buy the neck ties, such a groupie. har har We all had a good night and my highlights were meeting everyone, drinking some 18 year old rum and meeting Rutger whom I've always admired plus it's always good to hear from Paul. #RutgerHauer #BladeRunner #SeaShepherd
At the Directors meeting in France Gary Stokes starts negoitations with the IT department about Sea Shepherd Global new Sea Shepherd Dive website. You could say I was choked by stokes!
Got my @seashepherd @wearetiedtogether bow tie cause as @bbcdoctorwho used to say, "bow ties are cool". ;-) get yours at http://www.whosay.com/l/EyE9nmE RT!
Sometimes its the small victories that can perk you up.
We had a little victory overnight. X Factor were doing a feature next week on dolphins and we ran a little social media campaign which reached Simon Cowell and he agreed to "pull" this segment from his show.
Minimal Effort, maximum result. Maybe drop by his social pages and offer a thankyou?" - Technical Director, Sea Shepherd Global
Special thank you goes to @donna_ip who pushed this hard and to @theshando #XFactor #XFactorUK #SeaShepherd #simoncowell #simoncowellonline
"Umm oops, did I just hit something?!" on the @MYSteveIrwin Bridge :-) @whosay #hadalittlefun
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY (EPA) ASSESSMENT AGREES SHARK CULL IS ENVIRONMENTALLY UNACCEPTABLE
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