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Source: Animal Planet

The Controversy Surrounding 'Whale Wars' Explained

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It's hard to imagine that there is a significant demographic of people who are actually pro-whaling in this day and age, yet here we are. Animal Planet's Whale Wars is at the center of the whaling controversy, and the program's received so much backlash that its entire sixth season was actually condensed to a two-hour special.

So what happened to Whale Wars?

The anti-whaling organization, Sea Shepherd, has been at the center of the show's mission. SS's founder, Paul Watson, had an injunction slapped against both him and the group that focuses the majority of its efforts at ending that Japanese whaling industry in the South Ocean.