Actors Ted_Danson"Ted Danson and Sam Waterston are both on Oceanas board of directors, but a variety of notable celebrities are supporters of the organization. Mad Men actress January Jones is the face of Oceana's "Scared for Sharks" campaign, and Private Practice star Kate Walsh filmed a PSA about sea turtles for Oceana. In 2010, Entourage actor Adrian Grenier swam with Atlantic bluefin tuna and filmed a PSA about the endangered fish. 'Glee' actress Jenna Ushkowitz has also worked closely with Oceana. On her birthday in 2011, she asked for donations to be made towards the organization instead of birthday gifts. Most recently, she teamed up with Closets for Causes and donated several pieces from her personal closet to raise money for the organization
In addition, U.S. swimmer Aaron Peirsol has led an open-water swim event for Oceana since 2007 called The Race For the Oceans. Other Oceana supporters include Ben Harper, Morgan Freeman, and End of the Line author Charles Clover.
Ted Danson founded the American Oceans Campaign in 1987.
Thank you FR, I have never laughed so hard in my life.
Actors Ted_Danson"Ted Danson and Sam Waterston are both
I'd call B.S. on this story, but I'll bet it's not even the real thing. It's probably from a horse's @$$. . .
Some of the names on that list certainly water down the credibility of the org...and the report.
Unfortunately this falls under the umbrella of “even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while”. Fraud in the seafood industry has been reported for years and from reliable sources. Did you know there’s no such fish as Chillean Seabass? Anyway when buying fish it’s definately buyer beware.
A hive of lieberals.
aha, so it’s just another leftwing “faux NGO” scam.
source of funds:
- millions in direct govt funding
- millions from wealthy donors (for tax write-offs)
- handful of dollars from true believers
distribution of funds:
- millions into the pockets of the Board members
- millions to “campaign funds” of appropriate politicians
- handful of dollars spent on flyers and press releases
There are literally thousands of these money-laundering groups. Thousands upon thousands.