This is where I went to buy a few Sea Shepherd schwag bits and set up a monthly donation which is matched by my employer: http://www.seashepherd.org/?gclid=CM_3lu2HxssCFVBbfgodFM4GdA
Sea Shepherd, and you've all heard this from me before, is The Only organization pro-actively, and at risk to themselves, taking productive action to prevent the unnatural and unnecessary death of massive quantities of diverse marine life. The same marine life that gives life to our oceans, and keeps the natural Earth cycles moving, which in turn keep our planet habitable for us.
There's more than altruism at stake here, this is our biosphere that keeps us alive.
Without balance in our oceans we don't have a foundation of a planet for our children, our grandchildren, to live on. This isn't hug the whales bullshit, this is life and death reality.
How many more wakeup calls do we need before we smell the coffee and do something about it.
If I can't volunteer my time to Sea Shepherd right now I will give what I can to ensure that those who can hands-on volunteer are able to operate the vessels, have room and board on the ships, and keep our planet's oceans safe from illegal poaching and fishing.
Published by Sea Shepherd Global:
In January 2016 The MV Steve Irwin found an illegal driftnet operation in the Indian Ocean. When confronted, the poachers abandoned a section of their net, which was then hauled in by the Steve Irwin and its crew from the ocean with the bodies of 321 animals entangled in it.
Today Sea Shepherd Global launches Operation Driftnet with the aim to shut down this illegal operation.
Sea Shepherd expects to engage with the fleet of illegal vessels in the coming days.
Watch the campaign launch video and go to the campaign website to find out more: www.opdriftnet.org