Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Founder Captain Paul Watson and actress/activist Pamela Anderson have written a congratulatory letter to Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, referring to his election as akin to “a warm return of spring after a bitterly long winter.” Captain Watson and Anderson, both native Canadians, have a history of working together on international conservation issues, including the Canadian seal hunt.
Prime Minister Trudeau was recently elected after former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s many years of discounting the importance of environmental protection. Captain Watson and Anderson address the immediate need to not only “repair the damage that has been done” to fisheries, oceanic ecosystems and the environment, but to also “protect the ecological heritage of the far north.”
Anderson, who became chair of Sea Shepherd’s Board of Directors earlier this week, is a long-time Sea Shepherd supporter, and dear friend of Captain Watson. She has not only dedicated her time and resources to protecting human and animal rights, and environmental conservation, but she has also bravely fought alongside Sea Shepherd defending marine species on the frontlines.
Now, the Canadian people and moreover, the world, are hopeful Canada will play a greater role in protecting the environment, allowing for a brighter future for all. Sea Shepherd and the Pamela Anderson Foundation extend their interest, commitment and resources to partner with Prime Minister Trudeau’s new administration for the greater good.