*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.
#ThrowbackTuesday I'm 17, Rick Ashley was the look and the future and whole world was in front of me. But I was sorted because I had a Mono Speaker tape deck, a black and white TV with a coat hanger as an antenna and a Black Cat I could stroke and plot to take over world with. Like a " Evil" Boss....
#ThrowbackTuesday Here is picture of yours truly, BLUE STEEL look with my mum and dad. Clothes were option in those days right and I can't seem to shake that belly either!? Dig those hair styles!
#ALSIceBucketChallenge So my Pals Holly Marie Combs @h_combs & Shannen Doherty @DohertyShannen literally dumped us all in "iced water" today by nominating the entire crew, myself, Captain Paul Watson, Lisa Agabian (Sea Shepherd Media USA) and Farrah Smith (Sea Shepherd VIP Liaison and donor relations) to take the #IceBucketChallenge UGH! Soooo not friends anymore! lol haha I've got to find a bucket, find some ice, get motivated, etc blah blah on a Sunday and think of someone to nominate next! http://www.whosay.com/l/ahK92zd <--- Click to see their video challenge. Oh well for a good cause hey? And who can refuse the gals? Has anyone else done the bucket challenge? Post it here! @theshando #Shazzzzza #ALSIceBucketChallenge
So tired, I'm awake!! Ugh 24+ work day.
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