SKYNEWS.COM -- Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has taken to the stage in support of detained Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson and his campaign for the protection of sharks.
Watson, who is currently under arrest in Germany, is pending extradition to Costa Rica where he faces an arrest warrant for attempting to halt illegal shark finning operations in protected waters.
There are fears that, if extradited, he will never make it out of jail alive as their is a bounty on his head.
TV actress Anderson, also an animal rights supporter, held a rally for Sea Shepherd in the German city of Frankfurt on Wednesday (June 13) and called for his release.
The Canadian-born founder of the environmental activist group Sea Shepherd was arrested in Germany on May 13 and was allowed out on bail a week later.
He is accused of endangering a Costa Rican fishing vessel during a confrontation off Guatemala's coast in 2002.
Anderson said that she hopes that Watson will not be extradited to Costa Rica and that his detention in Germany will help raise world-wide awareness of whales and sharks.
"This is an opportunity to bring awareness to the terrible industry of shark finning and people could actually go online and look at what that entails and how terribly barbaric and cruel that is," the actress told reporters on Wednesday.
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