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Students for Sea Shepherd

 

 

 

Students for Sea Shepherd (S4SS) is an official club at St Louis Grammar School that was set up and led by Matthew Mckeefry. S4SS was founded on the 16th September 2014. The club meets every Tuesday after school from 3:30 – 4:30 in the library. Anyone interested is welcome to come along to one of the clubs meetings or sign up at one of our events, sign up in the library or to email us at students4seashepherd@gmail.com

S4SS aims to raise funds and awareness for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sea shepherd is an international, non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. Sea Shepherd uses aggressive non-violent direct action tactics to eradicate whaling, poaching, shark finning, fishing, habitat destruction and violations of established environmental laws in the world’s oceans. Sea Shepherd is the most active, aggressive and successful marine wildlife conservation organisation.

S4SS does various fundraisers, awareness raising and conservation acts during school and outside of school, such as raffles, vegan tuck shops, fireside quizzes, selling official Sea Shepherd merchandise, sponsored activities, film showings, beach cleans, newspaper articles, marathons and getting Sea Shepherd in to school to do talks and more.

Students For Sea Shepherd has its own snap chat account: s4seashepherd and its own email accounts: students4seashepherd@gmail.com matthew.students4seashepherd@gmail.com 


 

Students for Sea Shepherd take part in Sea Shepherd`s international World Love for Dolphins Day.

"Sea Shepherd Conservation Society held its third annual World Love for Dolphins Day international demonstration on Saturday, February 13, 2016. As Valentine's Day approached, thousands of people all over the world stood together with Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardians to oppose the brutal capture and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan and the captive trade that supports it.” – seashepherd.org

Students for Sea Shepherd screened a short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wghmFOO1XFA&feature=youtu.be) in form classes to help educate and inform students about why swim with dolphins programs/SeaWorld/Dolphinariums/Aquariums are cruel ; "entire families of dolphins and small whales are driven into Taiji’s killing cove. Once netted within the shallow waters of the cove, their fate is sealed and the members of these doomed, frightened pods will face either imprisonment in captivity or brutal slaughter before the eyes of their families. Killers and trainers work side-by-side to select the "prettiest” dolphins and whales, those without visible scars, for captivity. The others are mercilessly stabbed with a metal spike inserted into their backs, just behind the blowhole, to sever their spine. The dolphins slowly and painfully bleed to death or drown in the blood of their family—others may die as they are dragged to the butcher house.” – seashepherd.org

Students for Sea Shepherd also gathered in the foyer to take a picture with world love for dolphins day placards to raise further awareness.

Never, ever visit dolphin or whale prisons. It might be an hour of fun for you but it’s a lifetime of suffering and misery for them. CaptivityKills



 

 

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