The World is a Vampire…

7. Dezember 2013
By | Source: Sea Shepherd News

The World is a Vampire…

Jolly RogerSet your DVRs! In just one week, Whale Wars Season 6 returns to Animal Planet with the entire season's worth of battles compressed into one dramatic two-hour TV Special! Don’t miss Whale Wars: A Commander Rises on Friday, December 13th at 9pm ET! Be sure to check your local listings. The show will chronicle the dramatic high seas encounters with Japan's whaling fleet by Sea Shepherd Australia’s brave crew of more than 100 volunteers from around the world and their epic 2012-2013 Antarctic whale defense campaign.

While Sea Shepherd Australia has been battling the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) on the high seas in defense of whales, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA and its founder Captain Paul Watson have been fighting ICR in the courtroom. Due to an injunction by the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in December 2012, Captain Watson was unable to take part in the campaign as captain or crew, and was unable to make landfall due to an INTERPOL Red Notice seeking his arrest on politically motivated charges. So, he stayed onboard Sea Shepherd Australia's ship, the Steve Irwin as an observer and to document the campaign. Oh, you'll see him on the show, but not in his usual spot at the helm.