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November 10th, 2008

Whale Wars

oof, Monday. I've been at my temp job for two weeks now, and this is the first day I was able to go the day without any Excedrin. yay.

I was really looking forward to this new show on the Animal channel called Whale Wars, but then I managed to miss the very first one! ha, Significant Other DVRed it and we watched it this evening. I enjoyed it...

The show is about the Sea Shepard Conservation Society, a group I have recently gotten interested in, that saves whales. The guy who founded the organization also co-founded Greenpeace, and then he got kicked out because he was too radical or something. He got some ships and uses them to prevent Japanese "research" ships from murdering whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary! It's completely awesome!

Anyway, the first episode of Whale Wars was mostly about the chaos caused by the crew... who are mostly volunteers who've never even been on a ship! There was sea sickness, a tipped over dingy and a guy broke the helicopter. oops.

They also serve entirely vegan meals on the ship, which is brilliant. If you care about whales (or dogs, or tigers, or ...), you just have to have a thought for the other animals as well. Real animal lovers don't eat animals!

Anyway, the show. It was fun to watch, and I'm looking forward to seeing them save some whales!