Release Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson!
  • Petitioned Anders Mertzlufft

This petition was delivered to:

German Federal Ministry of Justice
Anders Mertzlufft
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Guido Westerwelle
Federal Minister of Justice - Germany
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger

Release Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson!

    1. Animal First! (
    2. Petition by

      Animal First! (

      Ffm, Germany

Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson has been arrested in Germany and may be extradited to Costa Rica where he will face a politically motivated, unfair trial — unless you help!

We have little time to make our case to Germany's Federal Minister of Justice. Her name is Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger. She is the only person in the world who can step in to overturn the decision of the lower courts in Germany and keep Captain Watson from being extradited to Costa Rica. If she does not make this decision in the next 15 hours, Captain Watson will be held in jail in Germany for 90 days pending an appeal process prior to his extradition.

We cannot allow Captain Watson to be extradited to Costa Rica or be held in a German prison for 90 days. He has too much work to do for the oceans!


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    Reasons for signing

    • Lynnee Lumsden BRADENTON, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Germany - Surely you know this is not right!!! Please do not extradite Paul Watson!!! This man has protected the animals of the oceans his entire life - If something happens to him with this bounty on his head because you extradite him, your country will be held accountable in so manys eyes!!! Does blood money mean that much!!! This whole world is crumbling from financial greed as it is. The bootom line is: No one was physically injured in this Costa Rican incident, the shark finners were poaching & the Sea Shepherd had permission to do what they did.

    • D. Hadley AB, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      "Financial interests" are killing our whole world! People like Captain Watson remain our HOPE for a sane, compassionate and RIGHT world.

    • elena Goldonni 1148 CUARNENS, SWITZERLAND
      • almost 2 years ago

      I signed petition because I believe in People who will struggles to have the better world, a wonderful world for humaniry

    • Alexander Esposito HADDONFIELD, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago


      Such ought to be, and in FACT, MUST BE observed in Frankfurt Court Jurisdiction as Interpol Treaty Compliant Member State


      the German Court would have it's own self governing sovereignty if this was exclusive to German Jurisdiction ..

      but it's NOT

      as it involves Costa Rica as the "petitioner" of the German Jurisdiction / Judge

      wherefore this is the Same International Jurisdiction as Interpol Compliance Mandates

      (if you may consider this, perhaps also consider such inclusion in your letters to the target courts)

      • almost 2 years ago

      I am signing the petition because Paul Watson is a man who care and stands up for the animals. It is time to stand up for Paul Watson. These are trumped up charges by a nation bought out by the Japanese and their whaling interests


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