When the going gets tough the activists get tougher. Our oceans are in distress as we continue to overfish marine ecosystems around the world. 90% of whales, 85-99% of shark species, trillions of fish, and countless other ocean animals have been lost due to overfishing, much of which operates outside of the law. Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a major enabler of the exploitation of our oceans but the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is standing in the way. Literally. By using direct action techniques and what founder, Captain Paul Watson, calls “aggressive nonviolence”, Sea Shepherd crews document and disrupt illegal fishing and whaling on the open water. Featured on the popular TV series, “Whale Wars”, and in documentaries like Seaspiracy on Netflix, Sea Shepherd ships send illegal fishing boats running as they attempt to cover up their destruction of wildlife ecosystems and human rights violations. Tune in to learn more about the crucial work Sea Shepherd is doing to protect our oceans, which also means protecting our planet, and how you can get involved today.
SUPPORT Sea Shepherd: Learn more , volunteer, donate, and get involved at https://seashepherd.org/.
CHALLENGE: The Earth Warrior challenge. Make a choice to alter your habits or behaviors in a way that benefits the Earth. If you eat seafood, or animal products of any kind, you can choose to remove them from your diet completely, or partially if you need a transition period. Replace disposables with reusables for good. If you have the choice between car, train, bus, or plane, choose train or bus – or bike. Or build volunteering with an Earth-focused organization into your routine. Choose something that you know will have a powerful impact on the health of our Earth and take action on it that you can sustain. Tell other people about the choice you’ve made and why you’ve made it. The more of us who become Earth warriors the more hope we'll see by making our hope active and alive.
TAKEAWAYS: 1: We are more powerful than we realize. 2: When we take a stand we can transform the world. 3: Hope without action is lifeless. We must take our hope and make it active.
Visit www.wecanremaketheworld.com for more info and resources.