We are in agreement with the Dalai Lama on this and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has never caused an injury to any individual. Reports that we have caused injuries have been fabricated for public relations purposes. We take every precaution to not cause injury, although we do destroy property that is used to take the life of sentient beings and for this we make no apologies. This year the Society has directly saved the lives of 528 whales and over 800 endangered Bluefin tuna. We are in the business of saving lives and not inflicting harm”

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society respects the Dalai Lama and his guidance is of great value to the Society.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will continue to intervene against the illegal
slaughter of these gentle Buddha’s of the sea and we will continue to do it exercising the utmost caution to not cause of harm to any person BUT rather to be the cause of saving the lives of hundreds of sentient beings from the mercilessly ruthless harpoons of the Japanese whaling fleet.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society wishes the Dalai Lama every success in his visit to Japan.