A long-overdue video of our experience at “Flores de Vida.” See this post for more details and narration on this farm.
In August 2010, we visited the Sea Shepherd’s “Steve Irwin” ship, which was docked in Barcelona at the time. The Sea Shepherd, led by Captain Paul Watson, takes direct action to stop illegal fishing, whaling, sharkfinning, and dolphining, all over the world.
Sea Shepherd’s Mission Statement:
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
we got back to georgia a few days ago. after spending about 2 months in Spain learning and living and meeting some fantastic people, we decided we had enough inspiration to head back to the US and begin working more on the project here.
i’m going to take the video footage from our trip and work on compiling a series of video blog entries, so you can better see what we did and where we were. this trip raised a lot of new questions for us about food, animals, the environment… it also gave us a new angle on the problems people face every day when it comes to living, buying, eating, and supporting ourselves in this modern era.
this was definitely a launching pad. thank you again for your continuing support.
A little about our first few days in Madrid, Spain. This video was taken in late July.
something i was thinking about the other day…
food has an effect on where it comes from
food has an effect on where it goes
we cannot live without food
we must consider what it does to us and what it does to where it came from
it’s easy to forget where it came from because we hardly ever see it
it’s less easy to forget where it goes because we see and feel ourselves every day
we must work harder to consider what we don’t see
this is a place we ended up at one evening in Madrid - it’s a place where artists and musicians come together, make installations, performance pieces, and… balloon fights. i’m not quite sure what the deal is with the chickens on the wall though. still trying to analyze that one…