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Ashley Cox

"To change the world, one step at a time"

Paris, TX, USA
female, age 29
married, 2 children
Speaks: french, english
Joined May 14, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011 Sea Shepherd Ships to Patrol Libyan War Zone for Poachers

Photo: Gary StokesPhoto: Gary StokesEffective next month, two Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships will enter the waters off the coast of Libya, an area declared to be in a state of war as NATO-backed rebel forces struggle to topple the despotic dictator Muammar Gaddafi, with the goal of intercepting bluefin tuna poachers and freeing any illegally caught fish in attempt to save the species from nearing extinction.

The territorial waters off Libya are a declared a no-fly zone by NATO, which means there will be a distinct absence of poaching surveillance in the region. NATO is not interested in illegal fishing operations, and no European Union or International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) inspectors will be allowed into the Libyan zone.

The Greenpeace Foundation is not conducting a bluefin tuna campaign, meaning that the only protection for the highly endangered bluefin tuna will be at the presence of two Sea Shepherd’s vessels: the flagship Steve Irwin and the soon to be renamed fast interceptor vessel. The only non-military aircraft in this zone will be Sea Shepherd’s helicopter the Nancy Burnet onboard the Steve Irwin.

This will be a dangerous campaign but the bluefin tuna are facing extinction within a few years unless they are effectively protected, and Sea Shepherd will not fail them. Last year, during the first Operation Blue Rage Campaign in 2010, Sea Shepherd crewmembers located and intervened against an illegal poaching operation freeing approximately 800 bluefins.

President of Sea Shepherd France, Lamya Essemlali, attended a meeting with the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on May 6, 2011. As a result, the commission will follow Sea Shepherd’s campaign activities in June; Sea Shepherd will also prepare a complete progress report for the commission at the end of their campaign. Prior to taking action to release any unlawful catches, Sea Shepherd will confer with the commission regarding the potential illegality of the intercepted vessels.

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Joined May 14, 2011 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups Better Schools Network, DUO for World Peace, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Earth Day, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Living Network,, NPR - National Public Radio, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, National Parents & Teachers Association, Rainforest Action, WWF - World Wildlife Fund more »
Hometown Whitesboro, TX 
Birthday March 02, 1989  
Languages french, english  
About Me I love my family, they are my everything. Im loud, oppinionated and a little goofy but I am passionated about everything I do. I believe we can change the world if we set our minds and hearts to it.
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Pets Wild Life Rehabilitator  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Depends
Religions More spiritual than religious  
Eating Habits Keep it local and organic  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Give peace a Chance
What Gives Me Hope My children
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why My husband
What Bugs Me ignorance, cruelty, arrogance  
Passions MY HUSBAND..!!!, nature, peace, other cultures, my family, MY CHILDREN!!!, environment, animals  
Inspirations my family and friends, My son, daughter and husband  
What Scares Me moral direction of our society, ignorance, global warming, "Big Brother", Disrespect for others, current USA administration  
Role Models children are the most powerful teachers, father, grandmother  
Quotation If everyone demanded peace instead of a new television set, there would be peace.
Interests painting and drawing, politics, education and learning, music, children, children's education, Animal rights and environmental activism, child development, Cultures of the World, Nature and Wildlife, Art of all kinds  
Books Walden Pond, civil disobedience, Stupid White Men, catcher in the rye  
Music Rod Stewart, Imogen Heap, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Janis Jolpin, The Beatles!  
Movies An Inconvient Truth, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, SLC Punk  
TV Shows e2, Whale Wars (Go Paul!!), Discovery Channel, Animal Planet  
Favorite Foods sushi, coffee, fruit, Avocados!!!  
Favorite Places home, coffee shop, the park near my house  
Can't Live Without my kids, my husband, hope, art, family  
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:33 AM

    Alice C. (1797)

    Hi Ashley ~ Have a wonderful week & St. Patty's Day !

    May 16, 2011 7:01 AM

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    Love the video
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    Alice C. (1797)

    Hello Ashley ~ Thank you for the green star : )

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