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Paul Watson Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 December 1950Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NamePaul Franklin Watson

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Watson was born on December 2, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Paul Franklin Watson. He is married to Allison Lance. He was previously married to Lisa Ann DiStefano and Starlet Melody Lum.

Spouse (3)

Starlet Melody Lum (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Allison Lance (? - present)
Lisa Ann DiStefano (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

He is one of the founding members of the Greenpeace Foundation.
The movie Ocean Warrior (1981) is partly based on his experiences.

Personal Quotes (6)

We're not even the captains of the spaceship. We're just the passengers, watching and consuming. The crew is the insects and the microbes and the other creatures, doing what they do to keep the ship functioning. And right now we're killing off the essential crew, one by one.
I'm not pessimistic about anything. You just have to have enough passion and perseverance. I alway point to 1972. The very idea that Nelson Mandela would be president of South Africa was unthinkable, unimaginable and impossible, yet it happened. So I'm eternally optimistic.
No species is more important than the others. All species are interdependent, but people got upset when I said worms were more important than people. {That's] because worms can live on the earth without us but we can't live without them. We need them and they don't need us. And bees and insects and fish: we need them and they don't need us. It makes them, ecologically, more important than we are. A lot of people don't like to hear that.
You know, I wouldn't think I was successful if I didn't have just as many people hate me as support me. You can't change things by not pissing people off.
I would just say is that nobody could do what I do unless you had a big ego. It's the only way you can really put it. You have to be arrogant enough to challenge the arrogance of the human race.
(on the role of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) We do not protest. Protesting is fundamentally submissive. We are enforcers. We sail to enforce the law.

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