Whale Wars is a one-hour weekly American documentary-style reality television series that premiered on November 7, 2008 on the Animal Planet cable channel. The program follows Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he and his crew aboard the MV Steve Irwin attempt to deter Japanese ships that hunt minke and fin whales off the coast of Antarctica.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society disputes the Japanese claim that the whaling done in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is legally accepted research and is instead banned commercially based whaling.Sea Shepherd has been both criticized and praised for tactics which include throwing glass bottles of butyric acid at, boarding, and attempting to disable the Japanese vessels.

South Park will show an episode this week that highlights the Japanese dolphin Hunt in a satirical way.Whale Whores will offer a twist on the Animal Planet television series Whale Wars, starring Stan and his family.

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