11 October 2010

'Whale Wars' to return to our screens for a fourth season

Captain Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has scored a fourth season of "Whale Wars" for Animal Planet. The controversial Watson has named the upcoming campaign Operation No Compromise stating that he will not tolerate any compromise with Japan that entails legalizing the whale slaughter in the Southern Ocean.

"Just what is it about this word 'sanctuary' that people don't understand," said Watson. "Sanctuary means no killing, it means protection, it means refuge, it means asylum, and we intend to protect the whales within the sanctuary with all the resources available to us."

Additionally the series, which will air again next June, is currently running a competition on YouTube for the chance to win a place aboard either the Steve Irwin or the Bob Barker, both of which are returning to Antarctica this December to attempt to stop Japanese whaling ships from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

If you feel you have what it takes to sail with the Sea Shepherd, upload a video and you could be sailing with actress Michelle Rodriguez, who has announced she will be joining the next campaign.

For more information on Sea Shepherd and the YouTube contest, please go to www.seashepherd.org. For more details on Whale Wars, please visit animal.discovery.com/tv/whale-wars.

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit: Animal Planet



  2. RSS i am interested in this i care less if people come after me or not be like the poprotsea coming to take pictures an i spit on them like dirt on a dry summers day im very intereged how how ppl make this a big thing about it they should donate larg lump some to sea sheperd's in stores pet stores grocery stores any were theres money to be made they should donate money to help you out Capt Watson i love you an your boat the steve erwin rocks like the greatful dead at a consert buddy im only 35 an i kno great music i love to serv the steve erwin for a season of tossing blood color paint an being dangeres to whale hunter's i'l email you on my face/book like i say i love danger when it comes to plane

  3. Thank -you Animal Planet for living-up to your name > 4 the Whales

  4. GO PAUL!!! Protect the whales honor & our too!!

  5. Sea Shepherd; YOU TOTALLY ROCK!
    i'm only 15 and recently became a vegetarien thanks to sea shepherd. you guys really opened my eyes and i'm greatfull of that!
    i hope for the best for you and the whales this campaign and wanna wish u guys good luck!!!!

    greets from holland!

  6. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Thank you Sea Shepherd and Animal Planet!!!!

  7. yah!
    thankyou animal planet, for showing people what truly happens.
    im fourteen and have been a vegetarian/half vegan for two years.
    it breaks my heart to see whats done to animlas.
    I wish there were more people like these guys to fight against them, while others sit there afraid to do anything to save their own butts. you guys truly are brave, and im pretty sure the whales appreciate you too :)
    whaleing needs to cease to exsist.
    no harm = more charm

  8. seasheperd rocks i love watching your show and you guys rock stop them japan people lets help save them whales and dolphins they have the rite to live. i would love to be on the ship with you guys to help stop the killing good luck and stop japan from killing these amazing animals thanks christina kelly