tonight marks the beginning of the latest Whale Wars season. this time its in the North Atlantic's Faroe Islands, between Scotland and Iceland.
Longtime fans of the Sea Shepherds will feel the rush as all manner of technology and tactic are deployed to stop the ancient whale slaughter known as "The Grind". This is only a five part series this year, so it's gonna go quickly.
personally, i am absolutely blown away by the Sea Shepherd organization. These people develop and deploy the most advanced technology, some invented specifically for their mission, to save whales from slaughter. From the Antarctic, where they cut short the Japanese harvest, to the Mediterranean where they interceded on the behalf of tunas, and now in the Arctic waters, the Shepherds put their lives on the line to end whaling and other unnecessary killings.
Facing detainment, arrest, fines, and threats, the Shepherds stand where not many of us would. They are modern heroes, raising awareness while taking direct action on behalf of helpless species.
tune in... this is good stuff.