Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars”
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has gotten its biggest break ever: A reality TV show on Animal Planet! And as opposed to fake reality TV shows, this one is as real as it gets.
Animal Planet is going all out to promote the new series “Whale Wars” which features Sea Shepherd’s efforts to stop illegal whaling on the high seas. Though Paul Watson and his crew have been thwarting attempts by countries like Japan to kill whales in protected waters for decades, this will be the first time millions will have an up close look at what it is like to enforce international whale protection law.
As a non-profit organization, Sea Shepherd has had to scrap for every nickel and dime to support a fleet of ships and other boats (even a helicopter). One of the most effective ways to raise money these days? Get your own show on Animal Planet!
Congratulations to Capt. Watson and everyone at Sea Shepherd. You’ve earned your place in the spotlight many times over. If this does not increase pressure on countries who continue whale killing, nothing will!
Show Times (USA): Friday, 9p.m. est on Animal Planet