20 April 2012 8:31 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tune in alert for Animal Planet's excellent activist series "Whale Wars" featuring the hard work and efforts of Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd team. In the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Scotland, lays a chain of islands with picturesque beaches and rolling green hills. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing Danish Territory of 50,000 people . descendants of Vikings, bound by proud tradition who have fished these waters for thousands of years. But there is a dark shadow over this beautiful land. Every year, Faroese people gather to herd pilot whales to their shallow shores to be killed for their meat, which is a food source. From »

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