We first caught wind of Animal Planet’s “Seal Wars” development last August – after a Sea Shepherd campaign infiltrated Namibia’s notorious seal slaughter.
“We created quite a controversy in Namibia, we can’t disclose what footage we captured, as Animal Planet have exclusive rights to it for the show ‘Seal Wars’, said Steve Roest on Facebook, who led the team into Namibia. “But the suggestion by the Namibian government that we breached their National Security and the fact that they used the navy, army and police to keep this slaughter hidden speaks volumes to the corruption involved.”
Now, Animal Planet has gone ahead and released a gripping trailer for the special, which will air as a one-hour documentary on June 8th. It instantly brings back memories of the tension and undercover work featured in the Academy Award-winning flick “The Cove.” It’s actually one of the finest trailers ever produced for a Sea Shepherd television event IMHO.
Have a look below.