Peter Hammarstedt

Born in Sweden, Peter joined Sea Shepherd as soon as he was old enough to submit an application. He is the Director of Campaigns for Sea Shepherd Global, serves on the Boards of Sea Shepherd Global, Sea Shepherd Netherlands, and Sea Shepherd Legal, and is Chairman of Sea Shepherd Australia. He heads Sea Shepherd's illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) Taskforce for Africa. In his fourteen years with Sea Shepherd, Peter has sailed the seven seas from the foreboding Labrador Coast to the treacherous Antarctic Continent, using direct intervention to save as many lives as possible from illegal whaling, sealing and destructive fishing practices. Peter believes that in their capacity to suffer, animals are our equals, and that when government fails in its responsibility to uphold the law, then it is the responsibility of compassionate people to fill the law enforcement vacuum.

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