Red Hot Chili Peppers Pledge Support for Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson

2012-05-27

Story by Anne Erickson

Red Hot Chili Peppers working to help Captain Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Red Hot Chili Peppers are using their funk-rock talents for the greater good. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer have announced their support Captain Paul Watson, leader of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who was recently arrested in Germany. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization that also appear on Animal Planet’s reality TV series, “Whale Wars.”

“The arrest of Captain Watson in Germany we believe is in part due to the fact that he uncovered an illegal shark-finning operation in Costa Rica,” said the Peppers said in an official statement. “Red Hot Chili Peppers are longtime supporters of Sea Shepherd, Captain Watson, and the wonderful work they do to save our ocean and protecting marine wildlife globally.”

To help support the cause, the Peppers stated that they’ll have a Sea Shepherd table at various stops on their North American tour, where concert-goers can learn more about how to get involved with the organization.

In other Red Hot Chili Peppers news, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio, last month along with the Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses and others. “We’re going somewhere, [so] how can we stop it and take an award when really we’re just half way there?” Kiedis said backstage at the ceremony. “But, it is nice to get together with people we spent some incredible years with along the way… we’re still getting better and still making mistakes and still talking to folks like you from time to time.”

 




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