Sea Shepherd is a non-profit organization that was established in 1977, and continues to support marine wildlife conservation today. The SSCS (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) uses direct-action tactics to take action and expose illegal acts in the open sea, such as destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans.
The organization is currently running a campaign called “Cove Guardians”, a Taiji dolphin defense campaign that is now in action in Japan. This campaign has volunteers going out to a place called the cove, filming and documenting throughout the dolphin hunt season, when about 20,000 dolphins, small whales and porpoises are killed each year.
The Taiji campaign aims to end the unnecessary hunt, and achieve permanent freedom for the dolphins and small whales of Japan.