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Sea Shepherd’s manna from Santos

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The whale protection organisation says the goods are a vital boost to the supplies for the crew as they prepare to take action against the Japanese whalers in Operation Zero Tolerance.

The donation was given in partnership with Kindred Organics, who contributed proceeds from their Tasmanian quinoa.

On behalf of Sea Shepherd and particularly the ship’s crew, M/Y Bob Barker manager Andrea Gordon gave a heartfelt thanks to Santos, saying, ‘it’s because of the donations of amazing supporters such as Santos that the crew can continue the fight to save whales. We honestly couldn’t do what we do without this support.’

Sea Shepherd also extends thanks to Lismore Freight who transported the donated goods to the M/Y Bob Barker in Sydney.

Operation Zero Tolerance is Sea Shepherd’s ninth campaign to defend at-risk whales in Antarctica. In a bold change of tactics the fleet will head-off the Japanese whaling vessels in the North Pacific Ocean off Japan for the first time, preventing the whalers from reaching the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, and making every effort to ensure no whales are killed this season.

The Sea Shepherd fleet is dependent on the donations of supporters for the success of their campaigns. Donations can be made online, here: http://www.seashepherd.org/support-us/.

Official merchandise and gifts can also be purchased for the Sea Shepherd online shop, here: http://www.seashepherd.org/shop/.

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