Finally, the whales are getting the attention they deserve in the form of a TV series on Animal Planet called Whale Wars, and no it's not about whales fighting with each other. Whale Wars follows the efforts of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as it battles to end illegal whaling in the icy waters of the Antarctic. Paul Watson is captain and founder of Sea Shepherd, a radical environmental group dedicated to ending illegal whaling. For several years, Watson and a group of staff and volunteers have engaged in a campaign every winter to find and stop Japanese ships that hunt whales in the name of research, attempting to stop them by any means necessary. Last winter, the crew stopped the Japanese from slaughtering 500 whales, but not without confrontations including gunfire, flash grenades, a dramatic hostage situation and full-throttled chases through the Antarctic Seas.
“This is an opportunity for millions of people around the world to wake up to the fact that hundreds of whales are being illegally slaughtered under the guise of research and we as the human species have to say enough is enough,” said Jonny Vasic, Director of Video and Film Projects for Sea Shepherd.We, at Whale Watch salute the Sea Shepherd for their brave efforts, and we hope many of you will tune in on November 7, on the Animal Planet network.