You have not lived until you have risked your life so that others may live.
If Sea Shepherd holds the position that a whale's life is worth risking our own lives, we must also hold the position that it is worth investing whatever we must to protect the lives of whales and dolphins.
It also means we must face, overcome and accept all consequences of our actions of compassion and our concern for the survival of bio-diversity in the ocean.
Global Sea Shepherd organizations have launched ten campaigns to the Southern Ocean since 2005; Sea Shepherd USA participated in eight of them.
Those ten campaigns cost an average of $2 million each, meaning that Sea Shepherd organizations worldwide have invested more than $20 million dollars towards protecting whales.
This is what is important.
Operation Minke (2005-2006): 169 whales saved
Operation Leviathan (2006-2007): 534 whales saved
Operation Migaloo (2007-2008): 484 whales saved
Operation Musashi (2008-2009): 305 whales saved
Operation Waltzing Matilda (2009-2010): 528 whales saved
Operation No Compromise (2010-2011): 863 whales saved
Operation Divine Wind (2011-2012): 768 whales saved
Operation Zero Tolerance (2012-2013): 932 whales saved
Operation Relentless (2013-2014): 784 whales saved In total, that's 5,367 whales saved.