July 13, 2012 by
Exposing the Big Game
If caring for our fellow beings is a crime,
Captain Watson is surely a criminal.
If altruism is against the law,
then he's guilty as charged.
If selflessness is an offense, Paul
Watson is public enemy number one.
If the urge to right a wrong is
unacceptable, then tens of thousands of kindhearted people should be
incarcerated alongside the Captain.
If having the capacity for
compassion is considered criminal in Costa Rica, the wrong people are making
If outrage over injustice is a threat to a government,
then Archbishop Romero wasn't a saint, he was a terrorist.
catching sharks by the thousands, hacking off their fins and dropping them
back into the ocean to slowly bleed to death is acceptable behavior, there's
something wrong with the system'
Arresting Captain Paul Watson, who has dedicated his entire life to
defending the life of our oceans against illegal and destructive acts, calls
into question the very notion of justice in today's world. We need people
like Watson to shine the light on the real criminals of the world and expose
their crimes against the thousands of voiceless victims of an
The following is an urgent message from
Captain Paul Watson---.
I need your help! I have been under arrest
and held in Germany for two months, and there is just one month to go before
my impending extradition request may be granted to Costa Rica.
A Visual Petition (now through July 20th) and Day of Action on July 20th is
being planned to help aid in my release. This is the second day of
action that has been planned since my arrest on May 13th.
extradited, I could be held in a Costa Rican prison for up to one year
before being granted trial. During that time, the $25,000 bounty on my head
by the Shark Fin Mafia may be carried out! This is a serious situation and
my safety cannot be guaranteed, no matter the assurances I receive from the
government of Costa Rica. Second to drugs, the shark fin industry generates
the most money on the black market! The poachers who are claiming these
bogus charges would love to stop Sea Shepherd and they have millions to lose
in illicit profits, but the price our oceans and our future will pay if
sharks are driven to extinction will be much greater.
This case is
politically motivated, and the German Minister has the power to have me
Your help is needed to fight the extradition proceedings and secure my
release! I urge you to write to the German officials in power and
reiterate what InterPol already has -- this case is politically motivated and
should be dismissed.
Speak out! Write to German officials, join our
Visual Petition (and contest), and participate in the Day of Action.