|About Anthony Marr|
Anthony Marr holds a science degree from the UBC and has worked as a field geophysicist and an environmental technologist. In 1995, he became a full time wildlife preservationist, which has brought him to India three times, earning him the title of the “Champion of the Bengal Tiger” in the Champions of the Wild TV series aired in 20 countries. As an anti-hunting activist, he has conducted high profile campaigns in Canada for the bears and seals, and been to Japan twice for the whales and dolphins. He is the founder of Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) and is currently on his fourth Compassion for Animals Road Expedition (CARE-4), covering 40 states. He is also the author of Omni-Science.
In 1996, Anthony Marr, then a campaign director of Western Canada Wilderness Committee, led a province-wide referendum campaign towards banning bear hunting in BC. He personally performed a 12,000 km, 8-week, 50-city road tour to build a volunteer force which grew to 1,800-strong. Anthony was dogged and harassed by large groups of hunters from city to city (120 in Prince George), but generate some 150 newspaper articles, which said, “… the highest profile Canadian animal rights campaign of 1996… led by Anthony Marr with extraordinary intensity, barn-storming the province… stirring up emotions single-handedly from Vancouver to Fort Saint John.”
Anthony Marr played an active part in combating Makah whaling in Washington state. He also went to Japan twice to investigate whaling and the whale meat trade and conduct anti-whaling missions. Through the action he has taken a large collection of highly revealing photos of the various aspect of the whaling industry which he made into a PowerPoint presentation titled Know Thy Enemy
While in Japan, Anthony also investigated the dolphin capture-slaughter industry at Taiji and Futo, as well as conducted experimental dolphin-saving operations, photos of which being also included in Know Thy Enemy
Anthony has been active in the anti-seal-massacre movement since the mid 1990s, and is one of the leaders of the global anti-sealing movement. He has organized, led and participated in many high profile anti-sealing media events, including the Funeral Motorcade for the Seals. He has also performed a 100-km Funeral March for the Seals from Mission to Vancouver and Victoria.
Integrative Transcendence – the Science of Peace
When Anthony Marr was 33, he went camping solo in the Africa savannah, sleeping under the stars amidst lions. What he brought back to Canada three months later was a new philosophical system known as the Omniscientific Cosmology, hailed as “original”, “beautiful”, “fascinating”, “formidable“, immensely logical” and “ground-breaking“.
Anthony Marr has performed undercover operations in the Chinatowns of Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, Ottawa, New York and San Francisco, as well as in the convoluted enclaves of New Delhi and Calcutta, as well as the dolphin-killing village of Taiji and the whaling port of Shimonoseki, Japan. After the investigations, he led media into the enclaves in question, which usually became high profile newspaper articles and TV broadcasts. This highly popular media coverage forced the federal government to pass and enact the WAPPRITTA wildlife protection laws within months.
Anthony Marr has led three deep-rural expeditions in India, to work inside the tiger reserves and with the villagers who live in the buffer zones surrounding the core areas. One of the strategies is to slow, halt and reverse deforestation by introduction of solar cooking and biogas technology to supplant wood-burning.