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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."
  #Miami seaquarium    #orca    #orcas    #killer whale    #tokitae    #lolita    #whale    #animals  
  #seaworld    #orca    #orcas    #killer whale    #killer whales    #cetacean    #animals    #anti captivity    #animal rights    #shamu  

b3n3aththesurfac3:

save-lolita:

b3n3aththesurfac3:

My blog was mentioned in this article! It pertains to the dolphin pox in SW Orlando. It feels good, I hope people read this!

Glad she posted this. Is there any way you or someone else on my list can return to SWO and collect some better images?? My theory always has been that the pox was carried over with the Seaworld dolphins (not to mention when I ask trainers about it, they told me it came with some dolphins they got.. so… obviously i make the connection). 

PLEASE you would be helping dolphins across the county with these photos!!!!! 

Those were the best I could get, I even purchased a new camera… I was there for ten hours and spent a lot of time there at dolphin cove. I’m kind of embarrassed I thought my photos were much better than the first time I posted (I only had my cell phone) anyway, I will be going back again probably next week so I will try to get some from above water, it’s just difficult because there isn’t a slide out area or anything like that, and when they do the showings for park guests they don’t use those dolphins. Of course I will try again but it is very obvious they are sick with this virus, at least one of them. :(

Lmfao everyone in this condo complex thinks I’m nuts there was a baby shark (I looked it up and I’m 95% sure it was a sandbar shark) swimming in the shallows and some guy kept trying to grab it with his hands and I yelled at him so hard to leave the shark alone

  #personal  
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sayonaraseaworld:

A Seaworld employee explains the point of the Believe show:  ”That’s exactly the reason we do this.  It’s just fun for us and the killer whales”

How times have changed.  Now, of course, that SeaWorld is under fire and has to defend themselves, it’s not about fun anymore.  It’s about education* and conservation* and how wrong Blackfish is*!!!!!

*aka steaming company PR bullshit around the clock.  

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4thecetaceans:

Unreported incident Shamu show footage,(Taku).

kampkrustykids:

mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?

You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.

How can you help?

Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.
This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:

Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card

Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.

This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

Man, I looooved getting these. Especially in Vancouver, clean socks are da bomb.
and just make sure that mouth wash is alcohol free bahahaaaa

kampkrustykids:

mordecaimakara:

iloverennerhawkeye:

chainofaffection:

beyoncesugarbaby:

licquoricebitch:

chainofaffection:

Have you ever come across a homeless individual and felt totally uncomfortable?
You see them and you know they are in need, but you are not sure what to do. You know that handing them money is not the best thing. But, you also see that they clearly have some needs. Their lips are chapped. They are hungry. They are thirsty. They are asking for help.
How can you help?
Here is a simple idea - blessing bags.

This was such an easy project. We are now going to keep a few “Blessing Bags” in our car so that when we do happen to see someone on the streets who is homeless, we can hand them a Blessing Bag. I first learned of these bags from my friend, Julie. I am using the picture of her bags (see above) because the ones we took were taken in horrible lighting and turned out really grainy and hard to see what is inside of them.

If you’d like to make your own Blessing Bags, this is what you would need:
Gallon size Ziplock bags
items to go in the bags, such as:
chap stick
packages of tissues
toothbrush and toothpaste
comb
soap
trail mix
granola bars
crackers
pack of gum
band aids
mouthwash
coins (could be used to make a phone call, or purchase a food item)
hand wipes
you could also put in a warm pair of socks, and maybe a Starbucks gift card
Assemble all the items in the bags, and maybe throw in a note of encouragement. Seal the bags and stow in your car for a moment of providence.
This would be a great activity to do with some other families. Each family could bring one of the items going into the bags (ex: toothbrushes). Set up all the items around a table and walk around it with the ziplocks and fill the bags.

oh man i wanna do this

mee tooo. im bout to go to the dollar tree and rack up or a wholesale store.

All these reblogs make me so happy to see. So many amazing people on tumblr

random acts if kindness

please include a couple pairs of socks actually! Socks are among the most highly desired clothing item for homeless individuals

Man, I looooved getting these. Especially in Vancouver, clean socks are da bomb.

and just make sure that mouth wash is alcohol free bahahaaaa

  #not cetacean  
you should ask an "educator" why the whales arent given live fish. i'm actually genuinely curious. although they may not know


stumpytheorca:

b3n3aththesurfac3:

I’ll try my best! :)

They have answered this one before and I remember crying with laughter/generally shocked as part of the reply included ‘its not fair to the fish’
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"How dare you put living fish in these tanks against their will where they have no escape from the orcas!" The trainer says as orcas who were put in tanks against their will where they have no escape from humans swim their laps around the pool.

fightingforwhales:

yo yo yo southwest airlines is ending their partnership with seaworld at the end of the year!

teamorkid:

stumpytheorca:

I feel like shipping whales…

To fucking sea pens.

My favorite shipping: WhalesxFreedom

orcaobsession:

IMG_7802a by Chuan Chee on Flickr.

orcaobsession:

IMG_7802a by Chuan Chee on Flickr.

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

kanduvii:

fortheloveoforca:

kanduvii:

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

"The agency has required Seaquarium to remove its trainers from engaging in “wet work and dry work performances” in the pool. Because of the serious nature of the violation OSHA is fining the Miami Seaquarium $7,000."

Maybe this will help her case re: being able to be moved to a sea-pen..? Judging by the videos I’ve watched of her performances, there’s not really a lot they can do with wet/dry work both removed? Besides have her jump around in that pathetic thimble of water.

Which… yhea.

what is dry work exactly?? like are they not allowed to get her on the slideout and stuff

no dry work is when they work with the animals outside of the water (dry) and wet work is when they are in the water with them (wet) wait is this right?

does that mean they can’t do anything with her then? like idk what you could do after that

maybe tokitae’s goin home

They won’t give her up so easily.

But really, using the platform in the middle of that pathetic tank at all is probably a violation of OSHA’s requirements?