Sunday, March 18, 2012

Help Save Captain Paul Watson!

By the Barbi Twins May 18, 2012

Every animal activist and environmentalist knows vegan Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, but others may know him as the most famous Captain in the world from his TV show “Whale Wars” and as one of the founders of Greenpeace. He is mostly known for confronting illegal poachers of whales and other mammals. My sister and I are fortunate to know him as a humble, wise, protective, down to earth guy that happens to be the most famous environmentalist and animal activist in the world, dedicated mostly to marine conservation.

Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was arrested Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Frankfurt Germany.

Sea Shepherd said Watson is accused of violating ships’ traffic during the filming of a documentary in 2002. The group said the incident took place in Guatemalan waters, when Sea Shepherd encountered an illegal shark finning operation run by a Costa Rican ship, the Varadero.

Sea Shepherd said it told the Varadero’s crew to stop and head to port to be prosecuted. The crew accused Sea Shepherd of trying to kill them. However, on the contrary, the video proves to be good evidence that this is not true. In actuality, Sea Shepherd uncovered illegal shark fining activities. These ridiculous charges need to be dropped, and Costa Rica needs to stand behind Sea Shepherd in protecting brutal, illegal poaching of sharks and other sea life!

Captain Paul Watson waits in jail and is moments away from possibly being extradited to Costa Rica, which will not be good. Paul Watson’s freedom is at the mercy of the Honorable Minister of Justice and the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

My sister and I, as strong Sea Shepherd supporters, are calling on every animal and conservation activist or anyone that supports freedom of speech, to help Captain Paul Watson by contacting the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to ask them to stop this unfair “political” extradition!

Please call, email, and fax the following Ministers:

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Federal Minister of Justice
Deutscher Bundestag

Platz der Republik
11011 Berlin
Telephone 030 – 227 751 62

Fax 030 – 227 764 02


Federal Ministry of Justice
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (030) 18 580-0
Telefax: +49 (030) 18 580-9525

Dr. Guido Westerwelle – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Platz der Republik 1
Tel.: 030 / 22771636
Fax: 030 / 22776562

This decision affects all animal and environmental activists, and could set precedence in the activist world. We need to support and stand behind Captain Paul Watson who has done no crime, and defends the defenseless by exposing and confronting corruption or illegal activities.

Please support Paul Watson with 3 simple steps

  1. *Write and call the above Ministers.
  2. Share and post instructions, info & updates about Paul Watson’s arrest and donate to his legal fund
  3. Change your Facebook profile status or photo in support of Paul Watson and help trend the tweet #FreePaulWatson and information on who to call and write to help Captain Paul Watson

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Barbi Twins: Famous for… Equine Advocacy - National Geographic

The Barbi twins and I agree to disagree on a lot of issues, but I certainly commend them for doing their homework.   They vehemently oppose horse slaughter on the grounds that horses weren’t bred for human consumption.  I did not ask them to comment on zoo animal consumption of horse meat, but I pretty much know where they stand.

The Barbi twins assert that “horses were bred and domesticated to be companion animals like a dog or cat. They also served as working animals on farms, and provided transport for people. They also risked their lives in wartime.”

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Barbi Twins: Ken and Barbis Ask Your Help for Animal Shelters - ExtraTV

Animal activists Ken Wahl and wife Shane Barbi, along with sister, Sia Barbi, are spokespersons for Stray Cat Alliance (SCA) - and are against the Hayden Law Repeal.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Barbi Twins and Elayne Boosler - "Help Stop Repeal of Hayden Law" - Sign Petition Please!

Barbi Twins and Elayne Boosler combine efforts to help Stray Cat Alliance's petition against the repeal of the Hayden Law which was written to protect shelter animals.
Elayne, Shane and Sia - The "Triplets"
Elayne Boosler and the Barbi Twins
Elayne:    "Then came the "Hayden Law." SB 1785, named for its sponsor, California State Sen. Tom Hayden, became a life saver for adoptable shelter animals, and a humane and valued partner to animal rescuers and owners. It made animal shelters more accountable. It gave the public longer to find their lost animals before they were killed. It mandated more "work friendly" hours to the public for going to the shelters. It was so good, after a few years it expanded to offer owner-surrendered animals the same amount of time (four to six business days) to stay alive for adoption and rescue instead of being instantly killed.

Better and better, right? And now, worse. Gov. Jerry Brown wants to repeal the Hayden Law. Everything comes down to money, but even here, the math is wrong"

Read Elayne's post in its entirety in the Huffington Post:   Barbis, Boosler vs. Brown & Board of Extermination

Sign the petition:  Don't Repeal Hayden

Visit for more information about their fight to stop the repeal of the Hayden Law.

Visit our friend Elayne Boosler's official website at and her animal rescue organization website at