Illegal whaling skein turns 4 on Animal Planet

Animal Planet flagship show “Whale Wars” has set a premiere date for its fourth season. The show will return on Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m. for what may be its final season following radical conservationists the Sea Shepherds around the Antarctic.

The show tracks the progress of the Shepherds as they attempt to stop illegal whaling operations run out of Japan. New bells and whistles this time around include a new ship for the team, as well as a new helicopter.

Series has seen hostilities increase between its subjects and the whalers over the past season. “In order to save the whales, people have to be willing to risk their lives,” said Shepherds captain Paul Watson in a release.

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