Discovery recently announced an April 27 premiere date for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars: Viking Shores.” If you aren’t one of the lucky few who have seen a preview of the series, you might be excited to check out this brand new trailer.
The show, a spinoff of the very popular Whale Wars, will follow Sea Shepherd’s Faroe Islands campaign against the pilot whale slaughter known as “the Grind.”As Discovery’s press release states, there is a long history between the people of the Faroe Islands and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson, who has been opposing the Grind since 1986. Watson says, “Justice takes precedence over the law. No law that [the Faroese] can pass is going to justify what they’re doing to those whales. We have to constantly remind the Faroese that the outside world is watching them.” Marnar Andreasen, Grind Foreman, has responded, “We kill big whales, so Paul Watson is not a problem. The problem is [the Sea Shepherds] never hear it from our side.”
The volunteer crew were on land, sea and in the air during the campaign Sea Shepherd called “Operation Ferocious Isles.” Discovery writes, “For the first time in the history of the “Whale Wars” saga, the Sea Shepherds are not only at sea but also deploying a covert team to patrol the streets, interact with locals and carry out undercover missions…A grind can happen at any moment, and the Sea Shepherds are vastly outnumbered and behind enemy lines in a new kind of face-to-face battle.”
Check out the brand new trailer for “Whale Wars: Viking Shores” below. While I hope there’s no longer any need for these campaigns to continue soon, I have to admit it’s a little exciting to hear “The world is a vampire…” at the end of this trailer.