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Whale Wars

Whale Wars


Captain Paul Watson founded his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977 because he believed his new organization had to go even further to eradicate whaling, poaching, shark finning and habitat destruction — and to uphold international conservation laws on the high seas — than the Greenpeace group he had co-founded.

For several years, Watson's group of staff and volunteers have engaged in a campaign almost every winter to find and stop Japanese ships that hunt whales in the name of research, attempting to stop them by any non-violent means necessary. The eclectic group — labeled activists, heroes and/or eco-pirates — leave port in Melbourne, Australia for a two-month campaign that is dangerous, controversial and has garnered international media attention. Sea Shepherd's dedicated, international crew have spent their holiday the last several years and risked their lives at the bottom of the Earth to save whales. (Source: Animal Planet)
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Chronicles the Sea Shepherds 2012 "Zero Tolerance" mission that is in peril even before it gets started. Watson is forced to step down as the Sea Shepherds leader just as their fledging armada leaves for the Southern Ocean. He has been the target of two Interpol "red alerts" (which seek the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view toward extradition) and a ruling from the United States Ninth District Circuit Court that provides strict limits on how the Sea Shepherds can "interact" with Japanese whaling activities. Because of this, Paul must remove himself from his leadership role with the Sea Shepherds. Everyone on board the boats is rattled by the news - now questioning how his/her important mission and the environmental organization itself can succeed without his presence.

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Cast
Paul Watson (2)Paul Watson (2)
As Himself (Captain)
Amber PaarmanAmber Paarman
As Herself
Daniel BebawiDaniel Bebawi
As Himself
David Jennings (2)David Jennings (2)
As Himself
Dr. Scott BellDr. Scott Bell
As Himself (Medical Officer)
Kim McCoyKim McCoy
As Himself
Peter BradleyPeter Bradley
As Himself
Peter Brown (2)Peter Brown (2)
As Himself (1st Mate)
Peter HammarstedtPeter Hammarstedt
As Himself (2nd Mate)
Shannon MannShannon Mann
As Himself

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Reviews

allen69sal

Reviews: 1
Is it legalRating: 3 likes, 2 dislikes

Although I do agree with what the wale activists are tring to do. I do STRONGLY feel that what they are doing is wrong as well. Not only are they attacking another vesel by throwing objects onto their vesel, and delebertly trying to cause damage to the whaling vesel by trying to damage their engine propellar with their [Prop Fauler] They are invading another persons property by going abored their vesel without permisssion. I grew up on the water, and I can tell you what would happen to ANY NON-Governmentle person or agentcy that would try any such thing to my vesel. It would be concidered a act of agression, and delt with in a quick and fast resolution that I promise you that would make the headline news everywhere. Good luck whale activist You will need it, if you persist in your lawles antics of your view of justice. ALLEN Read more

Review posted on Sunday, November 30th 2008 at 5:31 pm

LookAtTheWheelz

Reviews: 1
Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Whale hunting has already become shunned by the majority of the world and despite what Sea Shepherd may argue whale populations have been steadily growing for years. Sea Shepherd's actions are completely hypocritical in that they have chosen a select group of animals for which they have declared themselves protectors when billions of cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals are slaughtered each year. If they were really simply concerned with the suffering of animals they wouldn't have to travel to the Antarctic to make a difference. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, July 21st 2012 at 7:53 am

frankie666mic

Reviews: 15
is this all legal?Rating: 2 likes, 3 dislikes

i agree with some members of the crew,but i think not all they do is legal
its a kind of piracy.
but i think its usefull Read more

Review posted on Friday, May 29th 2009 at 6:26 pm

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Seasons

Warning: Whale Wars guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Reality
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Educational | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: Animal Planet ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 07, 2008
Episode Order: 8
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