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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."
The UK and many EU countries are strident opponents of commercial whale hunting. The EU does not allow its Member States to trade in whale products and is legally required to protect whales and dolphins. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN REALITY?

IS THE EU DOING ENOUGH TO STOP WHALING WHEN THE EU IS ALLOWING SHIPS CARRYING WHALE MEAT AND PRODUCTS TO DOCK AT THEIR PORTS?
Icelandic and Norwegian whalers have shipped and transferred whale products through Southampton, Rotterdam and Hamburg among others. These ports accept money in exchange.
BY ALLOWING THESE SHIPMENTS TO PASS THROUGH ITS PORTS THE EU IS HELPING  THE TRADE IN WHALE PRODUCTS AND SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL WHALING. AND BY ACCEPTING PORT FEES FROM SHIPPERS, EU COUNTRIES ARE PROFITING FROM HUNTING!
Shipping whale meat across the globe without stopping at EU ports is very expensive for the whalers. Transporting it by air is even more costly. If we can close off EU ports to whale cargo we can hit the whalers in the pocket and will be another step closer to stopping whaling forever. Help us stop whaling.
JOIN WDC IN CALLING FOR A BAN ON THE TRANSFER OF WHALE PRODUCTS THROUGH ALL UK AND EU PORTS.
The UK and many EU countries are strident opponents of commercial whale hunting. The EU does not allow its Member States to trade in whale products and is legally required to protect whales and dolphins. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN REALITY?

IS THE EU DOING ENOUGH TO STOP WHALING WHEN THE EU IS ALLOWING SHIPS CARRYING WHALE MEAT AND PRODUCTS TO DOCK AT THEIR PORTS?

Icelandic and Norwegian whalers have shipped and transferred whale products through Southampton, Rotterdam and Hamburg among others. These ports accept money in exchange.

BY ALLOWING THESE SHIPMENTS TO PASS THROUGH ITS PORTS THE EU IS HELPING  THE TRADE IN WHALE PRODUCTS AND SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL WHALING. AND BY ACCEPTING PORT FEES FROM SHIPPERS, EU COUNTRIES ARE PROFITING FROM HUNTING!

Shipping whale meat across the globe without stopping at EU ports is very expensive for the whalers. Transporting it by air is even more costly. If we can close off EU ports to whale cargo we can hit the whalers in the pocket and will be another step closer to stopping whaling forever. Help us stop whaling.

JOIN WDC IN CALLING FOR A BAN ON THE TRANSFER OF WHALE PRODUCTS THROUGH ALL UK AND EU PORTS.

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theincredibleorca:

Some beautiful photos of Russian orcas! I got a waterproof camera for my birthday, and if I had the opportunity I would SO take it out and try to get some underwater shots of killer whales!

deepblueseawhales:

Fish supper please… (by Gerry Gutteridge)

deepblueseawhales:

Fish supper please… (by Gerry Gutteridge)

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derangedhyena-delphinidae:

seaworldcares:

How can you watch these kids and killer whales interact and NOT see inspiration in action?

Inspiration? I see children who would be entertained by whatever novel stimulus is in front of them, aka almost whatever you had them do that day.

This could easily be a colorful tank full of tropical fish, or a CG simulation/projection of whales and achieve the same result. With the bonus of leaving out lifelong exploitation and featureless existence that these whales endure. It’s tremendously disrespectful and cruel to these animals, having to live this way just so some kids can plop their hands on the tank glass for a few minutes.

Are the kids even learning anything about the orca, or was this just an exercise in seeing them up close? Sticking their tongues out and waving while having the whales “respond” on command is the definition of short-lived entertainment with very little lasting value.

marinemammalblog:

Whales by gonzales2010 on Flickr.

marinemammalblog:

Whales by gonzales2010 on Flickr.

Hey! I absolutely love your blog and seeing all your posts and pictures on my dash! I'm sorry if you've gotten this question before or if there's something on your blog that could answer it for me but I was wondering if you had any book recommendations. I just finished "Death at SeaWorld" so any more books like that would be great. I vaguely remember you talking about a book that comes out within the next few months (I think?) was wondering if you knew the name. Thanks!


"Beneath the Surface" is the new book you’re probably talking about, and it should be coming out in spring of 2015!

I’m not at my computer, so anyone else feel free to reblog this with more books if I miss them!

"Behind the Dolphin Smile" by Ric o’Barry

"To Free a Dolphin" by Ric O’Barry

"Freeing Keiko" by Kenneth Brower

I can’t for the life of me think of any others right now, someone please help this person out! :)

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antarctic-orca:

Footage of Type B Antarctic Orcas swimming and spyhopping through ice.

earth-song:

Diving dolphin

earth-song:

Diving dolphin

lovenature:

Amazon Dolphin
In an exuberant display of muscle and flexibility, a boto bursts from the floodwaters.
Photograph by Kevin Schafer.

lovenature:

Amazon Dolphin

In an exuberant display of muscle and flexibility, a boto bursts from the floodwaters.

Photograph by Kevin Schafer.

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Striped Dolphin 
The striped dolphin is extremely active at the surface, performing amazing acrobatics including somersaults, back-somersaults, upside down porpoising, and breaching with leaps three times its length.
The striped dolphin body size and shape resembles the short-beaked common dolphin, but the colour pattern is unique; its dorsal side is bluish grey to brownish grey, with a white to pinkish underside.
Striped dolphins are curious animals and will also often bow-ride, sometimes approaching from a distance.
Striped dolphins feed mostly on small fish, such as cod or lanternfish, and small squid. The largest threats to striped dolphins are bycatch in fishing nets, and intentional hunts, particularly in Taiji, Japan.
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Striped Dolphin 

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orcadiva:

Kiska’s dorsal fin is deteriorating fast.

orcadiva:

Kiska’s dorsal fin is deteriorating fast.

Orca Captivity Facts

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