Bryan Adams saves whale from hunters by acting as human shield while on holiday in Mustique
Adams even co-founded an organization in 2016 with the aim of preserving the natural beauty of the islands.
He's a singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist, and an all-together great human being. While Bryan Adams is legendary as one of the greatest musicians of all time, his recent actions to protect a helpless animal is only going to make you admire him more.
According to Searchlight, the 58-year-old Canadian rocker intervened and stopped the killing of a whale when he was visiting the Grenadines last week. Adams reportedly saw hunters going after the animal within the 1000-meter sea conservation zone around the private island of Mustique, which is home to the villas of several of the world's most rich and famous, and knew he had to do something.
"I was witness to a whaleboat and speed boats corralling a whale; several boats going around and hurting it. I saw it first-hand… and I got out on my paddleboard, and I was in between the whale and the whaler," he narrated. "I was there on a peaceful mission, it was a big sea, the moment may have been lost. But the whale was beside me for a moment and it was gone."
Adams said the whalers quickly left after Mustique's security boat came around to the scene and informed them they could not hunt whales within the 1000-meter sea conservation zone. The singer went on to rubbish social media reports which claimed firearms had been drawn during his confrontation with the whalers.
The singer, who happens to own a home on Mustique himself and is also a citizen of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, does not consider himself an outsider and made his opinions on whaling clear: he feels the country should move away from hunting and instead focus on whale watching and other forms of eco-tourism.
Adams, along with English financier and environmentalist Ben Goldsmith, had also started the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund (SVGEF) in 2016 with the aim of preserving the natural beauty of the islands. "My role is that of somebody who wants to make sure we protect it (SVG) for the future, for our children and children’s children," he told Searchlight.
The 58-year-old said added that he feels the turtles, geckos, and birds also need to be protected. "I am not interested in damaging the country. I want people to come to SVG and see how beautiful the environment here is," he explained. "It is so broad and beautiful and rare… eco-tourism should be the focus of the future as it is a much more viable thing to be thinking of instead of whaling because tourists would be horrified if they see that going on."