Whale Wars (2008– )

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This stunning and dangerous limited series spotlights both the controversial Japanese whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its staff and volunteers use to cripple it. Aboard the Motor Yacht "Steve Irwin" the group seeks out the Japanese whaling fleet and then uses it's Delta Zodiac, helicopter, and other innovative techniques to enforce the law, including close-quarters ship-to-ship contact, to disable and/or sink the Japanese whaling ships in the fight to enforce international laws on the high seas where law enforcement is minimal or non-existent. The successful confrontations disrupt whale carcass processing and disperse the fleet of whaling vessels. Written by Robert G. Case

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Best new show this season
17 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Real eco-warriors trying as hard as possible to stop whaling with nonviolent but extremely provocative tactics. Some might call them terrorists for throwing stink-bombs to stop fake "research whaling" while the Japanese whalers hurl back explosive flash grenades to keep making millions of dollars in international waters to kill the largest mammals on the planet. The camera and film crew show the sea shepherd crew as extremely inexperienced, morally conflicted, scared, but determined and undoubtedly brave, while the whalers are generally not shown. This makes the show a little too one sided.

Also the show makes no secret of the sea-shepherds real intentions: to get as much publicity as possible in an attempt to get public opinion against the whaling companies.

Love it or hate it...it's definitely not boring. Test your morals...which side is right.


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