*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.
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#BREAKING: Poaching Vessel, Thunder, Sinks in Suspicious Circumstances
At 1152 GMT today, the notorious poaching vessel, Thunder, sank inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sao Tome.
“Usually when a vessel is sinking, the captain will close all hatches so as to maintain buoyancy. However, on the Thunder, the reverse was done - doors and hatches were tied open and the fish hold was opened. It is an incredibly suspicious situation, to say the least.” - Capt. Peter Hammarstedt.
The Sea Shepherd ships The MV Bob Barker and The MV Sam Simon are in the process of rescuing the entire crew of 40, including the captain, officers, and deck crew, who were all able to disembark to life rafts from the Thunder before it sank.
I look forward to some inspirational reading from Russell Brand and his views of life and the political establishment. #russellbrand #seashepherd have any of of see his posts? I recommend you watch this guy, he's spot on usually.
*BREAKING* Sea Shepherd receives 8.3 million Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for the Protection of the Southern Ocean
“We are now able to proceed with the purchase of our dream ship and lift our conservation efforts to protect the Southern Ocean from illegal exploitation to the next level. We are extremely grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and the people of the Netherlands for this extremely generous support.” - Alex Cornelissen, CEO of Sea Shepherd Global.
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Merry Christmas everyone. ;-) my father sent this so I decided to share. Be safe & try to remember life is precious!
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