This week for Pay It Forward Friday we’re featuring Sea Shepherd, an organization working to protect marine wildlife. In the Who We Are section of their website, they talk about their “innovative direct-action tactics,” and indeed, they are known for physically interfering with illegal hunting vessels, from ramming them to outright sinking them!
While some find their methods to be extreme, I am happy that there is an organization that is willing to go to such great lengths to protect animals from hunters who don’t believe marine wildlife deserve their respect. Just as Malcolm X was controversial in his time but is celebrated as a Civil Rights hero today (the avenue I live off of in Harlem is named after him!), I believe Sea Shepherd is right to do what it takes to defend the rights of others, and to enforce conservation law when no one else will.
Today I am donating 20% of all proceeds from the 21-Day Vegan Blueprint to Sea Shepherd.
For a lot of vegans and vegetarians, seafood is the last frontier when it comes to completely giving up the eating of animal flesh. However, fish and other marine creatures deserve respect just as we land animals do, and the industries that exploit them can be just as cruel as the ones that so badly mistreat pigs, cows, and chickens (and so many others). Show respect to the earth and all its creatures by adopting a plant-based lifestyle for 21 days. I’ve got your back!
Click here to learn more about supporting Sea Shepherd in their continuing efforts to enforce conservation law around the world.