|Emergency SOS! Save Our Sea Shepherd Ship! |
Dear Friend of Sea Shepherd,
I need your help to free our flagship the Steve Irwin.
Our vessel has been detained by the United Kingdom courts because of a civil lawsuit brought against Sea Shepherd by a Maltese company: Fish and Fish Limited (F & F).
Back in June 2010, the Steve Irwin rescued endangered bluefin tuna from F & F nets. They are claiming damages. We believe these fish were caught illegally - after the season closed, without an inspector on board, and without any legal paperwork for their catch. This lawsuit gives us the opportunity to expose what we allege are illegal activities by F & F and we will aggressively defend the case on this basis.
But, unless we immediately post a bond for USD$1,411,692.87, the Steve Irwin will be held or possibly sold.
As you may know, the Steve Irwin must sail immediately to protect endangered pilot whales in the Faeroe Islands. When that mission is complete, we sail onto the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to stop the murderous Japanese whaling fleet.
I urge you to help Save Our Ship today! We need to raise USD$1,411,692.87 by next week! Gifts are coming in, but there's a long way to go. Your gift is essential to save endangered whales.
You've already helped save thousands of whales and untold numbers of other marine creatures. But unless we get our ship back, a lot of whales will die tragic and needless deaths.
Please help free the Steve Irwin so we can return to sea, doing what we do best - defending life in our oceans.
I urge you to send the largest gift you can today - your gift is incredibly important and will make a difference.
Never has the need for your help and support been greater.
For Our Oceans and for the Steve Irwin,
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
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