Research or slaughter? Activism or terrorism? There are two sides to the debate - and both are willing to die for their cause.
Battling whalers, the elements and one another, the dramatic season of WHALE WARS - which has already triggered a hotly-debated online discussion - follows the Sea Shepherds as they wage a life-and-death battle to find and stop whaling ships in the South Pacific.
For several years, Watson and his eclectic group of international staff and volunteers - labeled activists, heroes or eco-pirates - have taken a hard-line approach to eradicate whaling, poaching, shark-finning and alleged ocean-law violations. This year's campaign garnered unprecedented international media attention, raising the stakes for these crusaders and their foes.
"WHALE WARS has sparked a passionate debate among viewers about the human impact on the anima
l kingdom and what individuals can and cannot do," said Stan Lipsey, Director of Programming for Animal Planet. "This series has engaged audiences Canada-wide, bringing important environmental issues front and centre while not turning away from controversy."
WHALE WARS follows a 10-week masterful chess match at the far end of the globe as both Sea Shepherd and the whalers engage in an environmental showdown that could cost millions of dollars - all while drawing global attention to the practice of whaling.
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