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National - Event Notice
Sunday September 28 2014
12 Years Defending Whales In Antarctica, Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Sea Shepherd Global
Thursday September 11, 2014 14:07 by Sue Anthony - Sea Shepherd Ireland contact at seashepherd dot ie 0860679933
Defending the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
Captain Peter will briefly talk about the Sea Shepherd movement and specifically the past and upcoming Antarctica Whale Defence Campaigns.
He will be giving his Open Talk during the afternoon of Sun 28th Sept at St Andrews Resource Centre which is hosting a World Vegetarian Day event all afternoon. Later in the evening from 7pm to 9pm there is an opportunity to have dinner and drinks with Capt Peter in Cornucopian Restaurant. Tickets for this part are from firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014 the UN International Court of Justice ruled that Japanese Whaling in Antarctica was illegal, many thought the battle was won, but Sea Shepherd Australia are preparing to return to Antarctica as the poachers seeks to resume the killing of whales in the Southern Whale Sanctuary.
Captain Peter Hammarstedt
Born in Sweden, Peter joined Sea Shepherd as soon as he was old enough to submit an application. He is Captain of the MY Bob Barker, the Director of Ship Operations for Sea Shepherd Australia and sits on the Board of Sea Shepherd Global.
In his ten years with Sea Shepherd, Peter has sailed the seven seas under the leadership of Captain Paul Watson, from the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic Continent, using direct action to save as many lives as possible from illegal whaling, sealing and destructive fishing practices.
Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals, and that when a government fails in its responsibility to uphold the law, then it is the responsibility of compassionate people to fill the enforcement vacuum.
Peter has crewed on eight consecutive Antarctic Whale Defence Campaigns and for the past two years,
Peter has been Master of the, MY The Bob Barker.
On the last two Antarctic Whale Defence Campaigns, The Bob Barker, under Peter's command, was rammed on several occasions by the factory whaling ship Nisshin Maru. In the 2012/13 season Sea Shepherd successfully prevented the whaler from refueling and the campaign succeeded in preventing the slaughter of 932 whales. The 2013/14 season saw 749 lives saved.
Open Talk @ World Vegetarian Day
St Andrews Resource Centre
114-116 Pearse Street
The Open Talk is one part of the Word Vegetarian Day taking place all afternoon and it is expected that Capt Peter before 3:30pm. This is a free event.
Directions To St Andrews Resource Centre:
Situated opposite Pearse Square, and close to the junction with Macken Street, the centre can be reached by a number of public transport routes.
Buses that serve the centre include the numbers 1, 47, 56a, and 77a. See DublinBus.ie for more information. Stops are located directly outside the Centre.
The nearest train/DART stations include Pearse Street and Grand Canal Dock, both are a 10 minute stroll from the Centre.
Drinks & Dinner with Captain Peter Hammarstedt
in support of the
Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign
Vegan, Vegetarian & Wholefood Restaurant
19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin 2
Sunday, 28th September 2014
7pm to 9.00pm
Meeting Captain Peter Hammarstedt in Dublin 2014