Crewmembers Needed to Continue into the Heart of Darkness

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Farley Mowat has just completed the campaign to oppose the horrific slaughter of seal pups in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The massacre of seals now moves to the Newfoundland Front where some 320 boats and thousands of sealers prepare for the major mass slaughter of seals in the open seas off the Newfoundland coast.

We must continue. We need to carry our humane opposition to this evil slaughter into the heart of darkness, into the midst of the largest seal killing fleet ever assembled. How can we abandon these seal pups now that we have come so far?

We are positioned only two days sailing from the slaughter that is scheduled to open on April 12th.

Our obstacles are immense. The motivation to destroy life in our oceans is fueled by material greed. It is always easy to recruit crew for money. We need to recruit a crew motivated by a passionate compassion. We need people who burn inside with a rage against this injustice. We need such people on our ship and in the ranks of our supporters.

We have only a week to organize what is needed to reach the Labrador Front.

We need crew. We need people with engineering and electronic experience. We need another cook. We need film makers and photographers.

With your support we will get to the ice floes off the Labrador Front and continue with our campaign against cruelty and ecological insanity.

These seals and the eco-system in which they live are worth fighting for. We need your help in this endeavor.

Captain Paul Watson

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