fightingforwhales:

Please repeat after me:

My desire to see cetaceans up close does not outweigh their right to live in the wild as nature intended.”

(via themagicof-orca)

stumpytheorca:

Delving into various research avenues recently i came across the fact that aside from that the UK no longer had marine parks i did not realize why. Why the UK no longer has captive Dolphins or Whales is because of public opinion. The public put their collective foot down in the 90’s voted to close down these parks boycotted them and eventually the parks lost money and closed down. Which was brilliant news for some of the captured Dolphins whom were able to be freed but for the orca and other dolphins they were sold. 
With Blackfish being plastered everywhere right now and everyone knowing what cruelty it is to keep them in captivity - and now with the internet on our sides i think we could do it again- for all whales/dolphins not just Orca.
(Other countries too have passed laws including Croatia)
Sources:A / B / C

stumpytheorca:

Delving into various research avenues recently i came across the fact that aside from that the UK no longer had marine parks i did not realize why.

Why the UK no longer has captive Dolphins or Whales is because of public opinion. The public put their collective foot down in the 90’s voted to close down these parks boycotted them and eventually the parks lost money and closed down. Which was brilliant news for some of the captured Dolphins whom were able to be freed but for the orca and other dolphins they were sold. 

With Blackfish being plastered everywhere right now and everyone knowing what cruelty it is to keep them in captivity - and now with the internet on our sides i think we could do it again- for all whales/dolphins not just Orca.

(Other countries too have passed laws including Croatia)

Sources:
A / B / C

(via passion4killerwhales)

fightingforanimals:

Wounds caused by overloading and insufficient padding are common amongst donkeys, horses and mules in Ethiopia. The Brooke works to teach owners what equipment to use on their animals, how much a mule or donkey can carry, for how long, and what it needs along the way in terms of water, feed, and rest. And when this mule arrives at its destination, what else does it need? To be unloaded, some water and a chance to rest in the shade. If possible it needs the company of other mules too. Not only are we working to educate the owners on how to better care for their animals, we also work to build shade shelters like this one so that when the donkeys arrive at a busy market, they have a place to rest. 
Can you help us reach more animals like this?

fightingforanimals:

Wounds caused by overloading and insufficient padding are common amongst donkeys, horses and mules in Ethiopia. The Brooke works to teach owners what equipment to use on their animals, how much a mule or donkey can carry, for how long, and what it needs along the way in terms of water, feed, and rest. And when this mule arrives at its destination, what else does it need? To be unloaded, some water and a chance to rest in the shade. If possible it needs the company of other mules too. Not only are we working to educate the owners on how to better care for their animals, we also work to build shade shelters like this one so that when the donkeys arrive at a busy market, they have a place to rest.

Can you help us reach more animals like this?

adviceforvegans:

Say NO to captivity!

(via fightingforanimals)

youresuchatwat:

Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%.  The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%.  The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen.  The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?

Despite a year of SeaWorld’s costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives.  Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous.  After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have been impacted the most by the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.

SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.

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passion4killerwhales:

Don’t do this to my heart

passion4killerwhales:

Don’t do this to my heart

addisuns:


getcho ass outta here aint no one tryina fuck with you shark

addisuns:

getcho ass outta here aint no one tryina fuck with you shark

(via ruinedchildhood)