Posts tagged sea shepherd

Posted 1 year ago

Join the Cove Guardians from wherever you are. Take action to help

stop the slaughter of innocent #dolphins and whales. @Seashepherd #TheCove #CoveGuardians #video

The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and usually continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.

This annual slaughter of dolphins was virtually unknown until 2003 when Sea Shepherd globally released covertly-obtained film and photographs of the now infamous bloody “Cove” in a village called Taiji. Starting in 2010 and continuing to this day, Sea Shepherd has a ongoing presence of volunteers standing watch on site at the Cove. They are The Cove Guardians.

With your help, we will continue to pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins. Because we are passionate, dedicated, and committed it may take time, but determination will win the day eventually for the dolphins at Taiji. We invite you to explore this site and support our efforts!

(Source: seashepherd.org)

Posted 2 years ago
WELCOME TO TAIJI, PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

Daily Dolphin slaughter, mass murder of innocents, enslavement and imprisonment of Hero’s!

WELCOME TO TAIJI, PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

Daily Dolphin slaughter, mass murder of innocents, enslavement and imprisonment of Hero’s!

Posted 2 years ago

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WITH OUR SUPPORT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO KICK ARSE WORLD WIDE AND BE THE BEST WE KNOW THEY CAN BE.

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Posted 2 years ago

Dolphin and Whale Massacre in Denmark

As many as 1,000 endangered long-finned pilot whales are brutally killed in the Faeroe Islands each year.

Long-finned pilot whales belong to the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae), though its behavior is closer to that of the larger whales.

The killing occurs mainly during the summer months during communal hunts that locals refer to as “grindadráp” or simply, “the grind,” but more accurately this practice should be called what it truly is - mass slaughter.

The pilot whale grind is similar to the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan, documented in the Academy Award-winning film, The Cove. The main difference, and thus challenge for Sea Shepherd, is that there are at least 23 different coves in the Faeroes where a grind could potentially take place, as opposed to one main cove in Taiji. Sea Shepherd has been actively opposing and confronting the Faeroese grind since 1985 and will remain one of the foremost advocates for these endangered whales.

The Grind

Stop the dolphin massacre!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/20/stop-the-dolphin-massacre/

Posted 2 years ago
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s 8th Antarctic whale defense campaign
Published on November 9th, 2011
Written by: Pat Williams



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.

More footage is available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFGdLbWDp68
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7IYXQcmU30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdVuVEy_C_E

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s 8th Antarctic whale defense campaign
Published on November 9th, 2011
Written by: Pat Williams

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.

More footage is available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFGdLbWDp68
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7IYXQcmU30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdVuVEy_C_E

Posted 2 years ago
Natural Born Whale Killers

The mass slaughter began as soon as they reached the shallows… 

Tweeteet…tweeeeeet…” The pregnant whale mother thrashed through the water as if she were heading to so many directions at once. “claack…claack” Echolocating in frenzy. Confused where the shore, the deep, and the horizon were. Everywhere she turned, Faroe boats surrounding her pod of over a hundred pilot whales were chasing them toward land. 

Faroe Islanders call it “drive hunt” or “grind.” Centuries-old tradition of killing whales rationalized as “Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling” to benefit over 50,000 people inhabiting the eighteen islands of this protectorate of Denmark. 

Each islander receives just about 22 pounds of whale meat a year. It really doesn’t matter if they want it or not. They get it just the same. 

“Clack…claaack…tweeeeeeettteeeet….” 

The 24 feet long whale mother was vocalizing her alarm. Her mate, swimming at a distance from the pod, heard her. He could have slipped away to safety but he swam toward the scene of impending carnage without any hesitation. 

“Tweeeeet…tweeeeeet…tweeteeet…” He replied as if to assuage his mate’s terror. 

Schools of pilot whales, known as pods, often a single extended family of hundreds of individuals, form an exceptionally cohesive social group with sophisticated communication method. They can live for over 60 years: females reaching maturity at around eight years and males at around twelve years. 

Pilot whales are predisposed to stay together for the rest of their lives. An innate sense of solidarity finds them sticking it out together even in dangerous situations. One animal’s trouble is everybody’s business, making the whole pod band together and face trouble as one community. They won’t abandon each other. 

Tweeeeeerrrk! The pregnant whale shrilled, terrified. 

A boat’s hull rammed onto her flukes and she found herself pushed in shallow water along with more than a dozen other whales, stranded. 

And the bloodbath began… 

The whalers, young and old alike, brandishing knives, spears, and iron hooks, waded toward the helpless whales. One of them slammed a heavy metal crowbar-like hook, called gaff, into the pregnant whale’s ultra-sensitive blowhole. 

Then they drag her onto the shore where they sank a six-inch whaling knife past her flesh about a hand’s breadth behind the blowhole. The dorsal cut severed the spinal cord and the surrounding vessels leading to the brain. 

The pregnant whale was paralyzed, bleeding profusely. As she lost her consciousness, she realized that the waters had turned brilliant red with the blood of other whales, and she saw her mate just about twelve meters away from her. 

“Tweeeeeeteeettt…” Her final cry. 

“Is it dead yet?” A teenage whaler asked as his father cut the pregnant whale mother’s belly open, yanking out her unborn calf. 

The pregnant whale’s mate vocalized a cry of sorrow. Then he beached himself behind his dead mate. 

“They’re all already dead in our hands, son, the moment they come to Faroe Islands,” the teenage whaler’s father said. “That’s what we’re born to do.” 

Faroe Islanders consider it a “God Given Right” to hunt and kill whales. An important part of their culture and history. They even encourage their children, giving them a school holiday, to participate and enjoy this festive community event of mass whale slaughter. 

Please help us STOP THE WHALE SLAUGHTER! TAKE ACTION TODAY!

PLEASE READ AND REBLOG!

Natural Born Whale Killers

The mass slaughter began as soon as they reached the shallows…

Tweeteet…tweeeeeet…” The pregnant whale mother thrashed through the water as if she were heading to so many directions at once. “claack…claack” Echolocating in frenzy. Confused where the shore, the deep, and the horizon were. Everywhere she turned, Faroe boats surrounding her pod of over a hundred pilot whales were chasing them toward land.

Faroe Islanders call it “drive hunt” or “grind.” Centuries-old tradition of killing whales rationalized as “Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling” to benefit over 50,000 people inhabiting the eighteen islands of this protectorate of Denmark.

Each islander receives just about 22 pounds of whale meat a year. It really doesn’t matter if they want it or not. They get it just the same.

“Clack…claaack…tweeeeeeettteeeet….”

The 24 feet long whale mother was vocalizing her alarm. Her mate, swimming at a distance from the pod, heard her. He could have slipped away to safety but he swam toward the scene of impending carnage without any hesitation.

“Tweeeeet…tweeeeeet…tweeteeet…” He replied as if to assuage his mate’s terror.

Schools of pilot whales, known as pods, often a single extended family of hundreds of individuals, form an exceptionally cohesive social group with sophisticated communication method. They can live for over 60 years: females reaching maturity at around eight years and males at around twelve years.

Pilot whales are predisposed to stay together for the rest of their lives. An innate sense of solidarity finds them sticking it out together even in dangerous situations. One animal’s trouble is everybody’s business, making the whole pod band together and face trouble as one community. They won’t abandon each other.

Tweeeeeerrrk! The pregnant whale shrilled, terrified.

A boat’s hull rammed onto her flukes and she found herself pushed in shallow water along with more than a dozen other whales, stranded.

And the bloodbath began…

The whalers, young and old alike, brandishing knives, spears, and iron hooks, waded toward the helpless whales. One of them slammed a heavy metal crowbar-like hook, called gaff, into the pregnant whale’s ultra-sensitive blowhole.

Then they drag her onto the shore where they sank a six-inch whaling knife past her flesh about a hand’s breadth behind the blowhole. The dorsal cut severed the spinal cord and the surrounding vessels leading to the brain.

The pregnant whale was paralyzed, bleeding profusely. As she lost her consciousness, she realized that the waters had turned brilliant red with the blood of other whales, and she saw her mate just about twelve meters away from her.

“Tweeeeeeteeettt…” Her final cry.

“Is it dead yet?” A teenage whaler asked as his father cut the pregnant whale mother’s belly open, yanking out her unborn calf.

The pregnant whale’s mate vocalized a cry of sorrow. Then he beached himself behind his dead mate.

“They’re all already dead in our hands, son, the moment they come to Faroe Islands,” the teenage whaler’s father said. “That’s what we’re born to do.”

Faroe Islanders consider it a “God Given Right” to hunt and kill whales. An important part of their culture and history. They even encourage their children, giving them a school holiday, to participate and enjoy this festive community event of mass whale slaughter.

Please help us STOP THE WHALE SLAUGHTER! TAKE ACTION TODAY!

PLEASE READ AND REBLOG!

Posted 2 years ago
Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull

Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull
November 01, 2011

Doctors of the oceans … sharks play a vital role in the health of our seas. Photo: Jessica Hromas

The West Australian government has unfortunately given a green light to hunt for a shark that killed a man in the waters off Rottnest Island on October 22.
The 32-year-old American man was diving and spearfishing, when it is believed a three-metre great white shark attacked him. In response to this third fatal shark attack in the state during the past two months, Premier Colin Barnett ordered that the shark responsible for the man’s death be caught and killed. He has also not ruled out installing shark nets as a safety precaution.
Our hearts sincerely go out to the families who have suffered recent losses following these tragic, fatal attacks. But in all of these cases, the victims had a deep love, respect and understanding of the oceans and were aware of the risks involved. The family members of each victim have asked for the sharks not to be killed, as their loved ones would not have wanted such revenge. One victim in particular was a surfer and a passionate Sea Shepherd supporter.
Sea Shepherd is opposed to the killing of all sharks for any reason. Over the past 30 years, the populations of some shark species have declined by as much as 98 per cent. Sharks have been swimming in our oceans for more than 400 million years and they play a vital role in the health of our oceans.
Mr Barnett and West Australian Fisheries Minister Norman Moore have given their approval to track down and kill a protected shark species, which shows that they are clearly out of touch with the importance of the role that sharks play in keeping our oceans healthy.
In the 215 years that shark statistics have been recorded in Western Australia, there have been only 119 reported shark attacks, of which 18 have been fatal [1].

Click photo for more

Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull

Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull
November 01, 2011

Doctors of the oceans … sharks play a vital role in the health of our seas. Photo: Jessica Hromas

The West Australian government has unfortunately given a green light to hunt for a shark that killed a man in the waters off Rottnest Island on October 22.
The 32-year-old American man was diving and spearfishing, when it is believed a three-metre great white shark attacked him. In response to this third fatal shark attack in the state during the past two months, Premier Colin Barnett ordered that the shark responsible for the man’s death be caught and killed. He has also not ruled out installing shark nets as a safety precaution.
Our hearts sincerely go out to the families who have suffered recent losses following these tragic, fatal attacks. But in all of these cases, the victims had a deep love, respect and understanding of the oceans and were aware of the risks involved. The family members of each victim have asked for the sharks not to be killed, as their loved ones would not have wanted such revenge. One victim in particular was a surfer and a passionate Sea Shepherd supporter.
Sea Shepherd is opposed to the killing of all sharks for any reason. Over the past 30 years, the populations of some shark species have declined by as much as 98 per cent. Sharks have been swimming in our oceans for more than 400 million years and they play a vital role in the health of our oceans.
Mr Barnett and West Australian Fisheries Minister Norman Moore have given their approval to track down and kill a protected shark species, which shows that they are clearly out of touch with the importance of the role that sharks play in keeping our oceans healthy.
In the 215 years that shark statistics have been recorded in Western Australia, there have been only 119 reported shark attacks, of which 18 have been fatal [1].

Click photo for more

Posted 2 years ago
THE BEAUTIFUL RISSO DOLPHIN THAT IS AT PRESENT BEING HUNTED BY MURDEROUS SAVAGES AT THE COVE IN TAIJI. 

12 BANGER BOATS GO OUT DAILY WEATHER PERMITTING AND HERD THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS INTO A BLOOD BATH OF TERROR, EVEN BABIES. 

HELP SEA SHEPHERD TODAY BY SUPPORTING THEM OR JOINING
CLICK RISSO PLEASE

THE BEAUTIFUL RISSO DOLPHIN THAT IS AT PRESENT BEING HUNTED BY MURDEROUS SAVAGES AT THE COVE IN TAIJI.

12 BANGER BOATS GO OUT DAILY WEATHER PERMITTING AND HERD THESE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS INTO A BLOOD BATH OF TERROR, EVEN BABIES.

HELP SEA SHEPHERD TODAY BY SUPPORTING THEM OR JOINING

CLICK RISSO PLEASE

Posted 2 years ago

The Cutting Room Floor….  VIDEO: Inside a shark slaughterhouse in China..

The Star’s Bill Schiller obtained rare access to a factory where sharks are processed - largely for the use of their fins in a controversial dish regarded by some as a delicacy. 

PUQI, CHINA—They have roamed the seas for millions of years, survived the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.

But in China, sharks reach their final destination at the end of a road in a town called Puqi.

On the blood-slicked floors of Haideli Shark Products, the air heavy with the smell of ammonia, as many as 100 sharks per day arrive to be butchered and processed as food.

The most highly prized parts — the fins — are destined to become shark fin soup, the high-priced Asian delicacy.

But environmentalists say the growing appetite for the soup comes at a high price: a dangerous decline in shark numbers worldwide, upsetting the balance of the oceans.

That concern is spreading. Four U.S. states and three U.S. possessions have banned the sale and consumption of shark fin.

Next month, Toronto will consider a proposed ban. And in Ottawa, New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly wants a national ban.

Even in Hong Kong, which handles 50 per cent of the global trade in shark fin, there are signs of growing resistance to its consumption.

But here on China’s mainland — which together with Taiwan and Hong Kong consumes 95 per cent of the world’s shark fin — incomes are rising, and so is demand for the delicacy.

In a society where showing off one’s wealth matters, shark fin soup is a powerful status symbol. Buying it means you can afford it, and never before have so many come within reach.

A single bowl at a top Hong Kong restaurant, for example, can cost $200.

In specialty markets, whole fins can sell for $1,600 a kilogram — or more.

“Eating shark’s fin is a deeply rooted tradition, especially at weddings,” says Haideli’s Wang Haifeng, whose family has been in the shark processing business for three generations. “In China we say, ‘Without shark’s fin, it’s not a banquet.’ ”

For full story see The Saturday Star.


(Source: thestar.com)

Posted 3 years ago

A VIDEO THAT MUST BE WATCHED A SHARED BY ALL THAT LOVE AND APPRECIATE THE ANIMALS AND THE OCEANS THEY LIVE IN!

A conservation Music Video featuring Queen. Produced by IMEC the BPP International and Erik 

This is an informational video to help bring the message out about conservation and features the Music of Queen. Erik Brush tells a poignient visual and musical story of the importance of getting involved. Also shares website info for www.erikbrush.com/ and www.seashepherd.org/

Set to the music and incompareable voice of legendary Queen singer and songwriter Freddy Mercury.