Those bad-ass vegan pirates at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had another wild hunting season this year. While the whale hunters are stalking innocence animals, Sea Shepherd is stalking the hunters and defending the animals. This is now the second year where documentarians from Animal Planet have come along for the ride and brought their cameras. This Friday, June 5th, at 9pm Animal Planet will be airing the first episode of the second season of Whale Wars. Don’t miss it! Put it in your calendar, invite your friends over and get ready for this awesome show. It is definitely going to get your heart pumping. To get you excited, there is now a sneak peak of the new season available on youtube.
Every year the whale protection group sails into dangerous and frigid waters to confront Japanese whalers who are hunting illegally. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) passed a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1982, which went into effect in 1986. Despite the international law banning the practice, the Japanese fleet continues to kill whales every year. They argue that they are not doing it commericially, but are rather conducting scientific research. That’s clearly hogwash.
There is a new trailer for Whale Wars 2 available online. Check it out:
Based on the video, it looks like the monkey-wrenchers from Sea Shepherd did some pretty bold things this season. The video even hints at a direct collision between the Steve Irwin–Sea Sheperd’s ship–and a Japanese whaling ship. Seems to me like a dangerous maneuver, so I’m pysched to see what led Captain Paul Watson to order it.
Oh man, I can’t stop singing that Smashing Pumpkin’s song: Bullet with Butterfly Wings. “The world is a vampire!” I hope the producers have chosen another stellar song as this season’s theme.
The show has been rather controversial. Obviously, I’m a big fan. But what do you think about it? Leave a comment below.
Photo cred: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/whale-wars/pictures/index.html