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Freedom For Whales

Exposing the dirty little secrets behind whale and dolphin captivity. ”My point is simple: these incredible animals deserve better. They don’t deserve cleaner water or more trainers. They deserve freedom." If you want only Cetacean posts, be sure to blacklist "not cetacean" and "personal" :)
orcaobsessed:

Last week, Nalani turned 8 years old at SeaWorld Orlando. She was born to Katina and Taku on September 18, 2006. However, her story is quite abnormal… Nalani is SeaWorld’s first inbred killer whale; Katina and Taku mated, even though they were mother and son.

9 days after little Nalani was born, her 4-year-old brother/uncle, Ikaika, tried to mate with her. Her father/brother, Taku, was also aggressive with her. For some reason, Katina did not try to prevent these things from happening, as she seemed to favor her sons over her new daughter. In an attempt to resolve this issue, SeaWorld put nursing Katina, Ikaika, and Taku on benzodiazepines (drugs). Then Taku was shipped from Orlando to SeaWorld San Antonio and Ikaika (aged 4) was banished to Marineland Canada on a breeding loan.

The following year, Taku died prematurely at age 14 from West Nile Virus, which he contracted from a mosquito bite due to logging at the surface—something that would never occur naturally in the wild. After a legal battle between SeaWorld and Marineland, Ikaika was exported back to the U.S. in 2011, but instead of being reunited with his mom and siblings in Orlando, he was sent to San Diego, where he is currently held.

Katina and her 3-year-old son, Makaio, have recently been recorded mating. Additionally, little Makaio and his now 8-year-old inbred sister, Nalani, have also been witnessed mating. What will the future hold for this family?
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Photo & Post: @seaslaverysucks

orcaobsessed:

Last week, Nalani turned 8 years old at SeaWorld Orlando. She was born to Katina and Taku on September 18, 2006. However, her story is quite abnormal… Nalani is SeaWorld’s first inbred killer whale; Katina and Taku mated, even though they were mother and son.

9 days after little Nalani was born, her 4-year-old brother/uncle, Ikaika, tried to mate with her. Her father/brother, Taku, was also aggressive with her. For some reason, Katina did not try to prevent these things from happening, as she seemed to favor her sons over her new daughter. In an attempt to resolve this issue, SeaWorld put nursing Katina, Ikaika, and Taku on benzodiazepines (drugs). Then Taku was shipped from Orlando to SeaWorld San Antonio and Ikaika (aged 4) was banished to Marineland Canada on a breeding loan.

The following year, Taku died prematurely at age 14 from West Nile Virus, which he contracted from a mosquito bite due to logging at the surface—something that would never occur naturally in the wild. After a legal battle between SeaWorld and Marineland, Ikaika was exported back to the U.S. in 2011, but instead of being reunited with his mom and siblings in Orlando, he was sent to San Diego, where he is currently held.

Katina and her 3-year-old son, Makaio, have recently been recorded mating. Additionally, little Makaio and his now 8-year-old inbred sister, Nalani, have also been witnessed mating. What will the future hold for this family?

Photo & Post: @seaslaverysucks

Dolphins do NOT belong in the Las Vegas desert !!Please keep emailing the people in charge of the The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Your messages are being heard. You can use this template or feel free to write your own letter.
David Blasko - Director of Animal Care - DABlasko@Mirage.ComJim Murren - MGM Resorts CEO - MurrenJ@MGMResorts.ComYvette Monet - Head of MGM PR - YMonet@MGMresorts.com

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Dolphins do NOT belong in the Las Vegas desert !!

Please keep emailing the people in charge of the The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Your messages are being heard. You can use this template or feel free to write your own letter.


David Blasko - Director of Animal Care - DABlasko@Mirage.Com
Jim Murren - MGM Resorts CEO - MurrenJ@MGMResorts.Com
Yvette Monet - Head of MGM PR - YMonet@MGMresorts.com

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  #dolphins    #dolphin    #cetacean    #animals    #wildlife    #anti captivity    #animal rights    #mirage hotel    #MGM studios    #animal welfare  
orcaobsessed:

"SeaWorld was created as strictly entertainment. We didn’t try to wear this false facade of educational significance."
— George Millay, Founder of SeaWorld, on Seaworld’s 25th anniversary, 1989

orcaobsessed:

"SeaWorld was created as strictly entertainment. We didn’t try to wear this false facade of educational significance."
— George Millay, Founder of SeaWorld, on Seaworld’s 25th anniversary, 1989

hoe-hovahne:

Very Urgent!

adviceforvegans:

Mary! Could you please share this to your followers?

Bowmanville Zoo is going to declaw their lion cubs. Although all zoos are cruel, this one is especially cruel. All one has to do is look through their facebook account to realize that.

Please, please, please anyone with a facebook or yelp…

  #not cetacean    #but important  

bigcatawareness:

I made the mistake of going to nimwey’s blog. I think I lost some brain cells and got so angry so fast that I’m not even going to bother. This is troll level. Somehow she claims that she has ~facts~ and ~science~ on her side as to why owning a big cat is okay.
While posting pictures of inbred,…

I wouldn’t even bother engaging, I’ve yet to come across someone in this community that takes her twisted logic seriously anyways. I had a friend who came across one of her accounts on other websites that show her being extremely offensive and racist to people of other religious affiliations. She’s a joke and not someone worth engaging with.

freedomfororcas:

Saw this posted on the entrance at the Melbourne Aquarium…

freedomfororcas:

Saw this posted on the entrance at the Melbourne Aquarium…

fightingforwhales:

okay but have you ever seen how badass and realistic dinosaur animatronics can be. people (especially kids!!!) are enthralled with them

why can’t we do that with orcas? why can’t we make animatronic, realistic orcas and place them in zoos and aquariums to replace real orcas?

Did you really just compare disagreeing with exotic pet ownership to being homophobic? You fucking disgust me.

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caong:

nimwey:

Yes, I compare them, because they’re both basing opinions on feelings, emotions and “morals”, not facts about what ACTUALLY causes harm.

And don’t worry, you disgust me too, so your feelings are reciprocated. :3 *Kiss*

For the love of all that is sacred, please just stop.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT

deepblueseawhales:

Physeter Macrocephalus (by PedroMadruga)

deepblueseawhales:

Physeter Macrocephalus (by PedroMadruga)

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voicesofthedistantsea:

SWC Backstage Fun —-Posted by TessOrca

Is it just me or is this extremely alarming behavior? This isn’t just slide out and plopping, this is like…on their side and laying there like a fish out of water, repetitively….

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

And keep in mind, while she was around for Kalina’s death, Taku and Katerina both died in San Antonio. ‘Dead’ and ‘gone’ are the same state to a creature who hasn’t any idea or concept why or where their offspring were taken. 
Food for thought.

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

And keep in mind, while she was around for Kalina’s death, Taku and Katerina both died in San Antonio. ‘Dead’ and ‘gone’ are the same state to a creature who hasn’t any idea or concept why or where their offspring were taken. 

Food for thought.

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stumpytheorca:

All right It came up as a suggestion on youtube and I figured ‘eh I’ll watch it’
(Never actually seen news coverage of Dawns death it wasn’t something that reached my ears when it happened) 

Anyway They go on to talk about Orky’s crushing a trainer, and how he was actually partially blind but this was not told to his trainers and a ‘limited ability to jump’ (I’m calling a red flag on this one already, hes a male killer whale pretty sure bar Ulises they’re not the best at jumping?)

I was surprised because I have never heard a mention as to Orky II’s lack of sight as an explanation for the accident SO I did what I do.

There was nothing in his necropsy  (good read since it also contains letters where seaworld blame marineland and vice versa for his death) 
 
So I kept digging and found that it’s actually Corky who is reported to have sight limitations (So I guess hats off to amazing research there abc? >.> ) X
 
There are other references to Orky being ‘partially blind’ in other newsreports but nothing documented as to health unlike Corky. 

Does anyone have anything to support Orky II’s possible sight issues? 

fightingforwhales:

"whales at seaworld get restaurant-quality fish!"

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"they’re not forced to perform tricks."

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"if you’re against keeping whales in captivity, then you have to be against having pets too!"

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"seaworld rescues thousands of animals per year, you know"

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"keiko’s release was a failure"

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"you just watched blackfish and decided to believe everything it said"

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voicesofthedistantsea:

posted by Kevin Davis on YouTube. The narrator (I assume Kevin) is a little misinformed in the comment about dawn turning her back on Tilikum, but the video itself covers several incidents noted in it)

Several documented attacks + commentary