Monday, June 04, 2012
Occupy for sharks and oceans and all those who defend them
Last month, Captain Paul Watson, renowned anti-whaling activist and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, was arrested in Germany on a decade-old charge related to “a confrontation with illegal shark fin poachers in Central America back in 2002 “ Despite being released on bail, Watson was told to remain in Germany, “pending a decision on whether or not to extradite him to Costa Rica.”
“I am confident that they will understand our plea for his human rights and recognize that if Captain Paul Watson were to be extradited to Costa Rica that would be the same as a death sentence,” said Sea Shepherd’s spokesman, Peter Hammarstedt. “We know that the shark fin mafia put a hit on Captain Paul Watson a couple of years ago.”
This scenario provides an illustrative glimpse at what passes for modern human culture here on Profit Planet. We have an activist who dedicates himself to protecting the oceans and all life therein pitted against those who defy laws to catch sharks, cut off their fins while they are alive, and toss the maimed fish back into the ocean.
One of my recent OWS photos:
National Animal Rights Day/Occupation: June 3, 2012 (with OWS musicians)