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so I actively support Sea Shepherds and their quest to protect ocean creatures.  I also like the fact that the crew eats a vegan diet.I had learned about them in high school, when one of my friends was thinking about joining the crew, and have on and off followed them since then, and I was really excited when they came out with the show.  I watched the show the first two seasons, which kinda makes them look ineffectual, but the numbers of the whales brought in by Whalers in Japan(I hate when they refer to them as "the Japanese," since I'm sure not everyone in Japan is supporting the killing, and it makes the Sea Shepherds  sound racist,) seem to decrease with their presence.  I also like that they make the show because it provides gruesome footage of whales being caught and their blood running out of the boats, which all though hard to watch makes it harder for people to distance themselves from the whales' suffering. I like to look at their website and learn about other projects they have going on, I came across this article about fisherman in France using dogs and cats as bait for catching sharks, and it made me very sick.  (There are some pictures of dead dogs with hooks in their mouths, to warn everyone...its very, very sad, but enrages me and reminds me to get involved and donate, but please proceed with caution)
http://www.seashepherd.org/get-involved/rewards.html

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I also like the fact that the crew eats a vegan diet.

How do you know the crew is vegan? 

Capt. Paul Watson does a Q&A -- http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/editorial-080221-1.html

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yeah, they talk about being vegan quite a lot....I've seen several old episodes where they are talking to the cooking girls about what they eat....

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I've seen them eating before.

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I also like the fact that the crew eats a vegan diet.

How do you know the crew is vegan? My husband has been really into this show and after watching an episode with him, I asked him why they never show the people eating on the ship. He speculated about them eating fish and how that would show the opposite of what they're trying to portray, so that got us to wondering if any of them might be vegetarians... if true, that is awesome, and they should really say something about it on the show! It seems to be consistent with their cause, so it sucks they're leaving it out.

I don't know if they are 100% vegan off the ship, I would guess many of them are, but while on the ship the crew eats a vegan diet. If people want to donate food they only accept vegan food.

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I also like the fact that the crew eats a vegan diet.

How do you know the crew is vegan? My husband has been really into this show and after watching an episode with him, I asked him why they never show the people eating on the ship. He speculated about them eating fish and how that would show the opposite of what they're trying to portray, so that got us to wondering if any of them might be vegetarians... if true, that is awesome, and they should really say something about it on the show! It seems to be consistent with their cause, so it sucks they're leaving it out.

I don't know if they are 100% vegan off the ship, I would guess many of them are, but while on the ship the crew eats a vegan diet. If people want to donate food they only accept vegan food.

It's not just the food either. Watson says the ships are 100% vegan.

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You are both right. The ships are vegan. From what I've read, some people aren't vegan/vegetarian when they first arrive but after their time on the ship, they have been known to stick to it. Cool!

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yay vegan Sea Shepards!

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That's so awesome! Now I definitely need to watch it more - thanks!  :)>>>

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Theres also the Shark Angels foundation which I'm pretty sure is a branch of the SSCS.
http://sharkangels.org/

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