Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 and is an international non-profit organisation protecting marine animal life. The mission of Sea Shepard is to end the destruction of natural habitats and the slaughter of ocean animals. Sea Shepard is not a protest organisation but rather pro actively engages – if possible – in direct action against poaching. Sea Shepard only acts against illegal activities on the high seas and tries to enforce the upholding of ocean protection laws in the case that state executive forces are not active.
We uphold the principle of “aggressive non-violence” and have never harmed or killed anyone since we were founded.
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