Whale Wars Season 1 a big hit for Animal Planet and Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd's TV series Whale Wars drew in Animal Planet's largest audience in the network's history when it aired in the United States and Canada for 7 straight weeks in November and December 2008. The audience is expanding as Whale Wars is airing in more markets around the world now as well (see box below for country listings and dtaes).
During Sea Shepherd's Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign Operation Migaloo in 2007-08, Animal Planet had a camera crew onboard our campaign that saved the lives of nearly 500 whales, leaving the Japanese fleet with less then half of their quota and costing them tens of millions of dollars. The seven-part, hour-long, weekly series followed the crew of the Sea Shepherd vessel Steve Irwin documenting our non-violent direct action techniques that garnered world wide media attention in an effort to shut down the illegal Japanese whaling fleet and enforce international conservation law. The series brought attention to this issue that has sparked a global controversy over the practice of illegal whaling under the guise of research.
Whale Wars showcases a diverse group of people who are not always perfect, but are dedicated, compassionate, and willing to risk their lives to save the lives of the gentle giants.
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Stay tuned for Season Two of Whale Wars which is about our 2008-9 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign Operation Musashi due out in the summer of 2009.
Whale Wars International Airing Dates:
Animal Planet Latin America - Premieres March 9, 2009
Discovery en Espanol (US) - Premieres April 2, 2009
Discovery Channel UK - Premieres April 27, 2009
Discovery Channel Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg - Premieres April 27, 2009
** Order Whale Wars on DVD**
Sea Shepherd's hit TV series Whales Wars which aired on Animal Planet in the US is now available. Order the DVDs now at the Discovery Store. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sea Shepherd when you click the link below and then purchase the DVD (NTSC version only).
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