This paper critically examines the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (`SSCS?) and the legal challenges they are currently facing to continue its self-appointed role to protect oceanic life through direct action. In Part One, the article outlines the history of this radical environmental group and; the role performed by its charismatic leader Paul Watson; it?s organizational structure and its strategies and tactics; its governing philosophy and its attitudes to violence. Part Two provides a history of the various direct actions carried out by the group; it further details the organization s ongoing confrontations with the Japanese whaling fleet; documents the current legal travails the group and its leader are experiencing; and lastly asks what impact these issues will have on the group?s viability as a direct action group going forward.
|Pages (from-to)||9 - 20|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Arts and Humanities|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|