2008-01-11 04:32:03 UTC
Captain Paul Watson Selected as One of the 50 People who can Save the
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is proud to announce that
Captain Paul Watson has been chosen by the Guardian newspaper of Great
Britain as one of the 50 people who can save the planet. In fact he
was one of the few whose picture was included.
Captain Watson responded to the honour from onboard his ship Steve
Irwin off the coast of Antarctica where he is presently pursuing
illegal Japanese whaling activities.
"I am of course honoured to be included in such an esteemed group of
activists. I appreciate the recognition and the credibility it
contributes towards Sea Shepherd efforts to protect and defend our
oceans. I am also pleased that my friend Terry Tamminem is listed.
He's done an incredible job in California."
"I get called quite a few things with pirate and eco-terrorist being
the more polite labels. But you don't make change by being nice and
polite. Change requires cages to be rattled, the boat to be rocked and
even sunk sometimes and it requires a deep passionate commitment to
righting wrongs and upholding justice especially when justice must
take precedence over laws designed for vested interests. The fact that
the Guardian recognizes this restores my faith in the independent
See the whole news article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jan/05/activists.ethicalliving
Bravo Captain Watson!!!!