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Dear Patricia,
As you read this, all whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary have been shut down 100% by Sea Shepherd. Thanks to support from people like you, we have become and are widely recognized as one of the most effective defenders of marine wildlife in the world. We get the job done! And we are getting the job done right now saving whales!

During Operation No Compromise, more whales have been saved than in any year before by any organization trying to save whales off the coast of Antarctica! We are only able to be successful because of the generosity of caring people like you. Day in and day out, your donations truly make a difference! Please donate today and help us continue to get the job done. Thank you for your support. It is our lifeblood.

Whaling Operations Currently Shut Down

Operation No Compromise just keeps getting better! The Gojira and the Bob Barker have intercepted the whale processing vessel, the Nisshin Maru, and have interrupted its illegal operations.

The Bob Barker has placed itself immediately aft to the stern slipway of the Nisshin Maru. By blocking the stern slipway, the factory ship is unable to load dead whales from the harpoon vessels. If the harpoon vessels cannot offload their catch, they cannot catch more whales. This means that whaling operations have been shut down in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as of present.

The Steve Irwin Refuel Successful and Departs for the Sanctuary
Our flagship vessel, the Steve Irwin, has successfully completed its much-needed resupply mission to Wellington, New Zealand and is now en route to the Southern Ocean to rejoin its fleet.

Within a week, the Steve Irwin will be back with our other two ships on the trail of the Japanese whaling fleet, fully supplied, and with the ability to take our campaign to the end of the whaling season in March. (more)

Narrow Escape for the Gojira

Last week saw an incident in the Southern Ocean that brought back not-so-distant memories of the Ady Gil collision last January!

The Yushin Maru No. 3 deliberately turned into the Gojira in an attempt to ram and destroy the fast multi hulled vessel. The Gojira narrowly escaped being sliced in two.

Exposing the Entire Season of the Annual Dolphin Slaughter

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians are keeping watch on the killing Cove of Taiji, Japan and documenting the seven-month annual slaughter of dolphins with blogs, photos, and videos.

With so much going on in our campaigns right now, we are busy planning for the year ahead, as well. Last year saw more Sea Shepherd campaigns than ever before and this year we intend to keep the momentum up and save as many sea creatures and their environments as possible!

The fact is – it is expensive to save a life. It would (financially) cost nothing for you and me to ignore the exploitation and slaughter of the wonderful creatures with whom we share this planet, but I can do no such thing and I know that you can’t either. I know the cost future generations will incur if our generation stands idly by and does nothing. Consider donating today and help us stand against the costly exploitation of our oceans. Thank-you!

For the oceans,

Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
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