I live in newfoundland. I am a Sea Shepherd supporter, and animal rights activist, and environmentalist, conservationist (got a diploma to prove that) and I am a vegan. That being said… given where I live.. I am in a group that is an ever growing minority. We aren't terrorists, we aren't breaking laws nor are we unpatriotic. It Is difficult where I live, to be the way I am and given where I grew up and that I was in the Canadian Army for just over 6 years, needless to say it gets difficult total to make folks hear about what I stand up for. I live in a province that deems Sea Shepherd as eco terrorists.. let us for a moment straighten this out.. eco terrorists are oil companies, fracking companies, factory farms, fish farms, companies that support GMOs, whaling, exploiting oceans and their inhabitants, deforestation, the Palm oil industry, Fur farms (including leather), trophy "hunters", canned "hunters", people who beat another species over the head with any weapon or shot it point blank in the head (very much execution style) or shoot from a boat or a helicopter and kill that target species is an ecoterrorist. Forcing another species to perform tricks in a cement pool or in a circus ring is the result of having taken a few young whales out of their natural habitat and that forcing them to have babies too early in their lives and then taking these babies and shipping them off to other countries or just other places than exploit those species.
Call me a greenie, a hippie liberal, a tree hugger, or other lame words you think are insults.. what I'm not is a terrorist or an eco terrorist. I haven't hurt anyone, I haven't lied about what I believe in, and I may not be on the "front lines" stepping between someone who doesn't care about the life they are about to kill but I do support those who have been and are brave enough to stand on those ice pans being the human shield between another species life and the person who is pointing that weapon at the activist or the weaponless victims. I am what some might endearingly refer to as an armchair activist. I research information and use the internet to talk about animal rights, conservation and all those people who are trying to change laws to protect those species who can't defend themselves either in court or against an armed human.
Alll this being said..
I leave you with these artists artworks.