Operation Desert Seal: From the Frontlines of Seal Wars

For several months now, Paul Watson, Laurens de Groot and I have been planning a covert operation to expose the seal slaughter at Cape Cross, Namibia to the rest of the world. We expected the mission to be difficult and dangerous, but we had no idea of the true scale of corruption protecting this horrendousContinue reading “Operation Desert Seal: From the Frontlines of Seal Wars”

The Last Whaling Station

The Faeroe Islands are infamous for the annual slaughter of pilot whales and other small cetaceans, but 25 years ago, the blood from the great whales also stained the windswept shores of these islands a crimson red. While moored in Hvalvik, the Brigitte Bardot crewmembers Simon Ager, Megan Jolley, and I visited vid Air, one of twoContinue reading “The Last Whaling Station”

Another Chapter Closes in the Seemingly Never-Ending War to End Whaling

One of the reasons that I became involved in the defense of the whales dates back to many years ago, to 1974, when Dr. Paul Spong met with Robert Hunter, Rod Marining, other Greenpeace members, and me to suggest that we could intervene against commercial whaling. He spoke, we listened and acted, and a yearContinue reading “Another Chapter Closes in the Seemingly Never-Ending War to End Whaling”

Sea Shepherd Operation Desert Seal – not for the Fainthearted

It was a long flight from the Shetlands, but I made it to Johannesburg not overly tired and ready to make my connection to Durban. I decided to use my Canadian passport to enter, although both passports (my other one is from the U.S.A.) are flagged on the Blue List. The immigration woman ran myContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Operation Desert Seal – not for the Fainthearted”