As I showed you in July, Tlowitsis Chief John Smith had a message for Sea Shepherd activists trying to shut down salmon farming on his land: “Stay the hell out of our territory.” I’m disappointed to report they did not listen to Chief Smith and just last week took their activism to a whole new level.
In my original report, I showed you some of the questionable “research” methods and tactics being used by Alexandra Morton and Sea Shepherd activists at some salmon farms on the northern part of Vancouver Island.
Then last week they stormed two separate salmon farms and served a symbolic “eviction notice.”
Worse, the activists who stormed the facilities didn’t follow biosecurity protocol and therefore put the salmon at risk to contract pathogens.
(You’d think a biologist like Alexandra Morton would know better...)
I spoke to two First Nations members who had messages for these environmentalists. One told me:
“Nothing is more upsetting to me than seeing professional activists using our people dressed up in traditional regalia to stir up support for their own cause. I have had enough of this one-sided campaign that pushes aside the thousands of hardworking natives that support their families by working in salmon aquacultur. This is what upsets many of us assimilated, working, and taxpaying aboriginals."
That’s not all.
Watch my report to get their side of this story.