I’m extremely late to the game on this one, but for anyone else that missed it, Sea Shepherd has announced the name of its 10th Antarctic campaign: Operation Relentless.
The reveal comes hot on the heels of one of the conservation group’s most successful campaigns yet – saving some 932 whales from the Japanese whaling fleet; a feat that the whalers later confirmed was due to ‘relentless interference’ by Sea Shepherd.
“Sea Shepherd likes that kind of relentless accusation, we like being relentless in the pursuit of finally bring peace to the whales of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Sea Shepherd knows that this is a David and Goliath struggle. Our past victories show we have one thing that the whalers do not, and that’s the passion and courage of our crew. No matter what the odds, no matter what the risks, no matter how well equipped, funded and Government backed your opponents are, you must never give in, must never surrender. You must fight for what is right, because the one thing that is worth fighting for on our beautiful planet is life,” said Jeff Hansen, Sea Shepherd Australian Director.
In a slickly produced promo for Operation Relentless (remember, the Sea Shepherd are filming their own campaigns now) we’re shown some clips of the drama that went down earlier this year – a nice preview of sorts for “Whale Wars” season six.
Check it out below – and as always, don’t forget to donate!