Why Passion Matters…

Iconic environmental activist, Captain Paul Watson, explains why passion is more important to him than experience, when he selects volunteers to join the fight to save whales.

As a wolf advocate I wholeheartedly embrace Captain Watson’s philosophy.

Hold onto your passion, wear it as a badge of honor, let your warrior spirit drive you on!

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things……Denis Diderot,  French philosopher.

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Video: YouTube Courtesy Sea Shepherd

Posted in: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tags: Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd, Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, whales. wolves, PASSION

ACTION ALERT!! Keep Up The Pressure To Free Captain Watson, Decision On Costa Rica Extradition Postponed Until Friday….

UPDATE: May 17, 2012

From Sea Shepherd:

URGENT – please contact the two people who have the power to release Captain Paul Watson!

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice
Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Federal Ministry of Justice

Mohrenstrasse 37

10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0

Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

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Dr. Guido Westerwelle

Minister of Foreign Affairs

FDP-Bundestagsfraktion

Platz der Republik 1

11011 Berlin

Tel.: 030 / 22771636

Fax: 030 / 22776562

E-Mail: guido.westerwelle@bundestag.de

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Read Captain Watson’s recent statement to Sea Shepherd supporters around the world.  It brought me to tears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150938409670932&set=a.443115070931.234296.155430570931&type=1&theater

Stay strong Captain, we are with you!!

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UPDATE: May 16, 2012

The decision on whether to extradite Captain Watson to Costa Rica has been postponed by a German court until Friday, May 18, 2012.

Please continue to call and write to the German Federal Minister of Justice, using the contacts below.  Sea Shepherd has a pre-written letter on their site that I’ve linked to or you can compose your own letter. Be civil but firm and resolute in your defense of Paul and why he should be set free.

This is obviously politically motivated and I’m certain Captain Watson would NOT receive a fair trial in Costa Rica.

Paul Watson is an iconic figure, who for decades has been a voice for the voiceless.  He is needed to continue his work, not sitting in a jail in Germany or Costa Rica.

Even Interpol refused to red alert the warrant, stating on their site:

14 May 2012
“INTERPOL statement to clarify the record concerning Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

On 2 March, 2012 INTERPOL issued a written statement to all 190 member countries making it clear that it would not publish a Red Notice seeking the arrest of Paul Franklin Watson because its Office of Legal Affairs was not satisfied that the request was in compliance with INTERPOL’s Constitution and Rules.”

If INTERPOL wouldn’t move on the warrant, why did Germany? It’s obvious the German courts should follow INTERPOL’S lead. Dismiss this case!!

FREE PAUL WATSON!!

https://www.facebook.com/captpaulwatson

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Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson waiting to hear if he will face extradition to Costa Rica

  May 16, 2012 – 2:02 PM ET

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/16/sea-shepherd-founder-paul-watson-waiting-to-hear-if-he-will-face-extradition-to-costa-rica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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May 15, 2012

In a very unfortunate move the German government  has decided to hold Captain Watson while the extradition process moves along.

Captain Watson is a personal hero of mine and to many thousands of people around the world. We have to come to his aid!

Sea Shepherd needs our help to fight this injustice. I’m asking all my blog readers to use the contact information below including the sample letter that Sea Shepherd provides on their site.  Please contact the German Federal Minister of Justice on Paul’s behalf.

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UPDATE: May 16, 2012

Captain Watson will have to wait until Friday to see if a German court will rule to have him extradited to Costa Rica. A decision was expected today but now has been moved ahead to May 18,2012.

Please continue to call and write to the German Federal Minister, all contacts below.  There is no way Captain Watson will get a fair trial in Costa Rica. The incident he was arrested for is ten years old, this is obviously politically motivated. Who’s behind this? And why is the German government taking this warrant so seriously when Interpol refused to red alert it.

From The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

In shocking news, German officials have decided to proceed with the extradition of Captain Watson to Costa Rica.  Our last hope of saving Captain Watson from extradition is to convince German officials at the Ministry of Justice to step in and overturn their decision.  Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany.  Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German government.  With international support we can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.

Please contact: (Please be respectful in your communications)

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice

Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Federal Ministry of Justice
Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

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Click Here  For Sea Shepherd Sample Letter To Send!!

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/15/urgent-call-to-sea-shepherd-supporters-help-save-captain-watson-from-extradition-to-costa-rica-1376

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Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tags: Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, environmental icon, Free Paul Watson, German government, Costa Rica, extradition

ACTION ALERT!! Please Help Free Captain Watson and Save Him From Extradition to Costa Rica!!

In a very unfortunate move the German government  has decided to hold Captain Watson while the extradition process moves along.

Captain Watson is a personal hero of mine and to many thousands of people around the world. We have to come to his aid!

Sea Shepherd needs our help to fight this injustice. I’m asking all my blog readers to use the contact information below including the sample letter that Sea Shepherd provides on their site.  Please contact the German Federal Minister of Justice on Paul’s behalf.

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From The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

In shocking news, German officials have decided to proceed with the extradition of Captain Watson to Costa Rica.  Our last hope of saving Captain Watson from extradition is to convince German officials at the Ministry of Justice to step in and overturn their decision.  Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany.  Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German government.  With international support we can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.

Please contact: (Please be respectful in your communications)

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice

Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin

Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02
E-Mail: sabine.leutheusser-schnarrenberger@bundestag.de

Federal Ministry of Justice
Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

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Click Here  For Sea Shepherd Sample Letter To Send!!

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/15/urgent-call-to-sea-shepherd-supporters-help-save-captain-watson-from-extradition-to-costa-rica-1376

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Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tags: Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, environmental icon, Free Paul Watson, German government, Costa Rica, extradition

Paul Watson, Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Arrested in Germany….

Captain Paul Watson, iconic environmentalist and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was arrested in Germany over the weekend on an extradition warrant issued by Costa Rica.

Howling For Justice fully supports Paul Watson and is calling for his release from German custody!!  Please sign and share the petition posted at the top of the blog.

Visit the Free Paul Watson Facebook Page

We are with you Captain Watson!!

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From the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

May 13, 2012

Captain Paul Watson Arrested In Frankfurt, Germany on Warrant Issued by Costa Rica

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/13/captain-paul-watson-arrested-in-frankfurt-germany-on-warrant-issued-by-costa-rica-1374

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May 14, 2012

Update on the Arrest of Captain Watson: Day 2 in Custody

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2012/05/14/update-on-the-arrest-of-captain-watson-day-2-in-custody-1375

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Top Photo: Courtesy Free Paul Watson Facebook Page

Bottom Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in:  Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Tags: Captain Paul Watson,  Frankfurt Germany, Free Paul Watson, Environmentalist, Shark Finning, Costa Rica, Guatamala

Humpback Whale Breaching

Paul Watson, Speaking Truth To Power….

Sea Shepherd’s Capt. Paul Watson On The Whale That Changed His Life

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This is Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Paul Watson interview made in September 2008 in the UK (part 2)

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The Whale Warrior Pirate for the Sea Paul Watson, Martin Sheen, Ron Colby

“I am a conservationist and that is my business, getting in trouble. I’m here to say things people do not want to hear and to do things people do not want to see. I’m here to piss people off. That is my job.”….Paul Watson

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What Paul is saying doesn’t just apply to the oceans, it translates to the war being waged on land against our apex predators, like the wolf and other wildlife.  Whale Wars is not any different from Wolf Wars or Grizzly Wars or Nature Wars.  It’s a culture clash between one group of people who value the importance of intact ecosystems and living in harmony with nature and those who feel they hold dominion over the earth and are free to do with it as they will, without thought or  consequence.

Fluke of a Sperm Whale

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Videos: Courtesy of YouTube

Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Biodiversity

Tags: Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, war on wildlife, biodiversity, activism

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