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Paul Watson is in jail!

We only have a few more hours! Please help us by doing what you can at home! It only takes two minutes of your time and will not only help release Paul Watson, but will show them that the world cares about our ocean’s sharks!

Please read the following:

Urgent Call to Sea Shepherd Supporters – Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica!

In shocking news, German officials have decided to proceed with the extradition of Captain Watson to Costa Rica. Our last hope of saving Captain Watson from extradition is to convince German officials at the Ministry of Justice to step in and overturn their decision. Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany. Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German goverment. With international support we can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.

Please contact: (Please be respectful in your communications)

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger
Federal Minister of Justice
Deutscher Bundestag
Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin
Telephone 030 – 227 751 62
Fax 030 – 227 764 02


Federal Ministry of Justice
Mohrenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

Sample Letter:
Dear Ms Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger,

I was very concerned to hear that Germany has detained Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson for possible extradition to Costa Rica. I understand that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and possibly due to an incident in which Sea Shepherd uncovered an illegal shark finning operation.
I support Sea Shepherd’s efforts to monitor and publicise illegal fishing and whaling around the world and recognize that some illegal fishing operations try to use international law to shut down the Sea Shepherd operations.
I urge you to consider the valuable work Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd are undertaking globally to highlight the dangers to our oceans in considering this extradition request.

Your Name.

2 thoughts on “URGENT CALL TO ACTION!”

  1. Watson and his organization Sea Shepherd, also regularly cross swords with Japan’s whaling fleet, as seen in the popular Animal Planet series, Whale Wars. And Japanese authorities may have been pondering an extradition request of their own. However, according to the Japan Times , the Japanese government was unlikely to send investigators to Germany or Costa Rica because the allegations leveled against Watson are not serious, and Japan does not have an extradition treaty with either Germany or Costa Rica.

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