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Floyd R. Turbo

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Sun Jun 23, 2024, 09:18 AM Jun 23

William Shatner: "Fuck off open net salmon farms!" [View all]

Captain Kirk, a.k.a. William Shatner, has boldly gone into the discussion of open net-pen salmon farming with an expletive-packed video for Pacific Wild.

The video, which was uploaded to the conservation group’s YouTube page on Thursday, features the 93-year-old actor responding to federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier’s announcement this week that it will extend the licences for salmon farms operating off the B.C. coast to 2029.

Originally the federal government had promised to phase out the aquaculture farms by 2025.

“You know, for almost a century I have been a kind, decent Canadian,” Shatner says in the video. “But when I see what open-net farming is doing to the environment and wildlife, I just can’t be Canadian about it any longer.”


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