Return from longest Antarctic anti-whaling campaign ever
Last two Sea Shepherd ships set to return from longest Antarctic anti-whaling campaign ever
21st March, 2014 – Hobart, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand:
The last two Sea Shepherd ships will return on Saturday to land after completing the longest ever Antarctic anti-whaling campaign, Operation Relentless. After spending more than 90 days at sea and enduring the most agreesive attacks from Japanese whalers in the ten year campaign history, the Bob Barker and the Steve irwin and their crew arrive in Hobart and Wellington tomorrow. Once again Sea Shepherd's frontline defence of the great whales of the Southern Ocean has been a huge success with the whalers expected to get less than 25% of their proposed kill. Sea Shepherd remains the only organisation enforcing international laws against the slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean whale sanctaury.
About Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd Australia works to ensure their survival for future generations. Visit www.seashepherd.org.au for more information.