Wanted eco-activist Capt. Paul Watson says he fears for his life in Costa Rica
April 24th, 2015 (InsideCostaRica.com) – The eco-activist founder of the Sea Shepard Society, Captain Paul Watson ( insidecostarica.com/?s=Paul+Wa… ), said he fears for his life should he return to Costa Rica to stand trial where he is wanted on a 2012 arrest warrant for allegedly endangering the crew of a Costa Rican fishing vessel in 2002 which he claims was conducting illegal shark finning.
In a statement issued on Friday, Watson alleges there is a $25,000 bounty on his head in Costa Rica.
“They have said I should come to Costa Rica to defend myself in their courts but there has been a $25,000 reward on my head since 2002 by the poachers and the best place for that reward to be collected is if I am in a Costa Rican jail”, Watson said.
The following is the full statement issued by Watson on Friday: …
Inside Costa Rica – April 24, 2015
Feature: Japan gets boot from global zoo community for barbaric methods of capturing dolphins
by Jon Day
TOKYO, April 24 (Xinhua) – Japan’s biannual bloody massacre of hundreds of helpless dolphins in ferocious drive hunts in the town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, has severely damaged Japan’s reputation with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), who has suspended the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) following a unanimous vote by its council recently …
Xinhua – April 24, 2015 at 08:02 PM