Sea Shepherd 40th anniversary Bordeaux, France

 

On n'a pas deux cœurs, l'un pour l'homme, l'autre pour l'animal… On a du cœur ou on n'en a pas

Ça Va?

I'm learning french -
I am doing so by studying french people I admire - authors, artists, activists

It has been such an inspiration.
I love that Sea Shepherd has a strong French presence -

I believe that France is the centre of the world. French people are tuned in to the world outside themselves.
I have more hope living here -
I think
America must catch up ...
It has too long been the lie -
as it gobbles up the planet viciously
and without apology
or remorse.

In this time - it inspires me to keep moving keep searching those that genuinely want to make the world a better place.
Ones that are willing to co exist with creatures great and small - different shapes and sizes, races, colors and species.

Paul will talk more about the how's and whys.
I want to thank you for being here. For recognizing the huge influence Sea Shepherd has had over the last 40 years. With so much ahead ....

Stay strong!, stay focused - do not give up - fight hatred with love, ignorance with education, and crassness, (no matter how ugly and infuriating) with grace -

I have been a dedicated member of Sea Shepherd for more than a decade - and will fight for the whales and their oceans for as long as I live.

I know you feel the same ...

Merci Beaucoup ...

Now-
As the international chair of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
let me introduce to you the ultimate 'peaceful warrior. 'Captain Paul Watson'