05 July 2011

Whale Wars reunion special slated for August 12 on Animal Planet

The Sea Shepherd crew has plenty to celebrate after this year’s extremely successful campaign in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The efforts of the Captain Paul Watson-led organization helped end the Japanese whale hunt prematurely and in turn is making for a great season of the hit Animal Planet program, Whale Wars.

So good in fact, the network has slated a one-hour reunion special, Whale Wars: War Stories, which will air August 12 at 10 PM (ET/PT) coincidentally following the season four finale of Whale Wars.

The host of the reunion extravaganza, Lisa Ling of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) show Our America with Lisa Ling, will sit down with Captain Paul Watson, helicopter pilot Chris Aultman, Gojira Captain Locky MacLean, bosun Benjamin “Pottsy” Potts, quartermaster and rescue swimmer Fiona McCuaig and crane operator Matt Smith to “talk about what happened when the cameras were and weren’t rolling.”

According to Animal Planet, the special will also feature “the best-of and never-before-seen footage of the dramatic conflicts between Watson’s international conservationist group and the whaling industry.”

Mark those calendars so you won’t forget to set your DVR or VHS recorder if you’re old school.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

Photo credit: Gary Stokes/Animal Planet