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Sea Shepherd Receives French Support

World  (tags: french, supportive, sea shepherd, whaling activists )

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The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin has been given a warm welcome by the French Research base at Dumont d' Urville. On Friday, December 18, Sea Shepherd helicopter pilot Chris Aultman and Steve Irwin's First Officer Locky MacLean visited the French base


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Jason Green (235)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 12:37 am
This is exciting news. I am glad that there is finally someone helping the Sea Sheperds in their vital whale saving efforts!!!

Frank G (211)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 8:34 am
This is really news to brighten the day, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 1:30 pm
Hope they're blasted out of the water! Thanks for keeping the story going Simone!

. (0)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 3:51 pm
This is so beautiful to learn of Simone. Thanks so much my friend.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
Good News!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 8:52 pm
'The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin has been given a warm welcome by the French Research base at Dumont d’ Urville.

....The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin had been given permission to enter the Territorial waters of France. The Japanese harpoon vessel tailing the Steve Irwin neither requested nor was granted permission to enter the French waters. They did so regardless and in complete contempt of French sovereignty.'

YAY to one, and BOO to the other!
[In effect, I suppose, by this action Japan committed an Act of War against France. I doubt that the French government will actually respond to it.]

Whatever the position of their government, the researchers at this far-flung base RECOGNIZE the courage and dedication of the Sea Shepherd personnel, in braving the elements like the researchers also do.


. (0)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 6:32 am
Great news... that the French have received them with French Champagne... they deserve a golden star

gerlinde p (161)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 7:56 am
way to go! thankyou simone for the good news

Jan Billy Pedersen (43)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 8:29 am
Why didnt the French blast the japs, it was a act of war against France.

Shirley H (49)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 12:44 pm
Great news about the French helping the Sea Shepherd - they are doing great work for the Whales. It's about time someone has come to help them. It's such a loss when the Japanese kill a Whale - but then I would expect nothing good from the Whale Hunters.
Shirley H.

Mary D (64)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 1:02 pm
I am a confirmed pacifist, and I am against all war. but I would love to see the Japanese censored by the French - perhaps placing an embargo on Japanese products. That would hit them where it hurts the most - in the pocketbook!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 1:27 pm
Noted , thanks !!

ivona P (145)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 2:07 pm
Thank you Simone for the good news!

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 4:29 pm
Encouraging news ! Noted ..

ben w (3)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 5:07 pm
nyack i hope your following these posts ::: they were my thoughts exactly while reading the story but it looks like thy've pulled their socks up since and carrying a grudge will only weigh ya down good on them i tried to send a green star but i'm not eligible yet... no more dancing bears in india french gov helping the ocean warriors keep it comming this is great.jan billy i feel you on that but you know it's not the way forward.

Shirley S (187)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 6:45 pm
Noted & WELCOMED !!! My wish that the French would help came true.

Lyn C (70)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 10:02 pm
Good to hear of someone coming to the aid of the Sea Shepard ship. The fact that the Japanese ship broke the law and entered French waters should show just how desperate the Japanese are becoming regarding their illegal Whale "hunting". It amazes me that the world at large still allows the Japanese to continue to break the law, by pretending to kill whales for "research" purposes.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 21, 2009, 2:49 am
I am glad that someone other than Sea Shepherd has the interests of the whales besides them.However I have just read on the Sea Shepherds blog that the Australian Base demanded to know what the Japanese whaler was doing in their territorial waters. they received a message form the captain of the Nisshin Maru 2 that Japan does not recognise the Australian territorial claim.This is fighting talk and I hope that the Australians take affirmative action to reinforce their claim.For far to long nations have kowtowed to the Japs it's time to put them in their place.

Monica D (580)
Monday December 21, 2009, 5:29 am
"Marie France Roy, the District Chief for Terre Adelie presented Locky MacLean with a plaque for the Steve Irwin and a letter of support. In it she writes, “Our sympathy goes out towards this ship’s activities in enforcing the recommendations of the International Whaling Commission.” "
Well said!


ben w (3)
Monday December 21, 2009, 7:03 am
in reference to japan not recognizing austrailian waters . praps their not aware that australia has a "sas"

Nan B (62)
Tuesday December 22, 2009, 4:06 am
This is way to great to hear! Although I read the same information as Monica
Japan stems to lack humanitarian responsibility..
Thanks Simone
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