Watson acquittal reversed
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2007:
Prince Edward Island Supreme Court Justice Wayne Cheverie on
November 29, 2006 overturned the April 2005 acquittal of Sea
Shepherd Conservation Society founder Paul Watson for allegedly too
closely approaching a seal kill.
Eleven other Sea Shepherd crew members were convicted of the
charge, filed after seven of them were beaten on April 1, 2005 by
members of the crew of the sealing vessel Brady Mariner. Watson
escaped conviction under an exemption for people who witness seal
kills from their homes, by contending that the Sea Shepherd flagship
Farley Mowat was his permanent home.