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Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 26, 2016 03:31PM

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California Legislature Approves Historic Legislation to End Orca Captivity
Friday, August 26, 2016

[awionline.org]

Great News!

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 27, 2016 10:37AM

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California Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning Orca Shows, Captive Breeding

Legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown also prohibits the export of killer whales.

AUG 26, 2016 by David Kirby

[www.takepart.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 29, 2016 10:00AM

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Why Humpback Whales Protect Other Animals From Killer Whales
It’s possible humpbacks are rescuing seals, sunfish, and other species by mistake, but there’s a chance they have altruistic motivations.

[news.nationalgeographic.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 29, 2016 10:25AM

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A LOVE OF DOLPHINS INSPIRES STUDENT-LED DOCUMENTARY
23 AUGUST, 2016

Ella Van Cleave writes about her new documentary film project.
She is a Youth Ambassador with Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project.

It all started because I wanted to save the dolphins.

[dolphinproject.net]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 30, 2016 01:33PM

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This Former Killer Whale Trainer Is Taking On SeaWorld
Inside the dangerous world of orcas in captivity.

NATALIE SCHREYERAUG. 28, 2016

[www.motherjones.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 30, 2016 01:52PM

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Humans and dolphins are so similar – when will we stop persecuting them?

Philip Hoare

[www.theguardian.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 30, 2016 09:35PM

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California Governor: Lead the Nation and Ban Captive Orca Breeding Today

[www.peta.org]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 31, 2016 04:25PM

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Scientists Discover a Mouth-Breathing Dolphin

[www.hakaimagazine.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
August 31, 2016 05:17PM

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The slaughter and capture of Dolphins begins, again.

TAIJI PREPARES TO STEAL LIVES FOR PROFIT

11 AUGUST, 2016 BLOGCAMPAIGNSJAPAN

Preparations are now underway in Taiji, Japan as the 2016-2017 dolphin hunting season is slated to commence next month, on or around September 1.

[dolphinproject.net]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

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September 01, 2016 09:48AM

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Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 01, 2016 11:42AM

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Iceberg's alive!

'Breathtakingly beautiful' and extremely rare albino killer whale is spotted - four years after he was last sighted

Read more: [www.dailymail.co.uk]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 06, 2016 08:24AM

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Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 08, 2016 01:16PM

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Beluga Trapped at SeaWorld Has Lost All Five of Her Calves
September 6, 2016

[www.seaworldofhurt.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 08, 2016 09:53PM

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Infinite Patience: An Enduring Legacy Of Activism For Dolphins and Whales In Taiji, Japan

[vimeo.com]

Heartbreaking!

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 08, 2016 10:00PM

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LIVE STREAM
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project broadcasting LIVE from in the field, around the globe. Working to end the slaughter and trafficking of dolphins.

[dolphinproject.net]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 09, 2016 12:03PM

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BREAKING: FIRST LIVES LOST AS RISSO’S DOLPHINS KILLED IN TAIJI

09 SEPTEMBER, 2016

In an eerie resemblance of last year, almost to the day, the dolphins’ luck ran out when a pod of Risso’s were driven into the cove and slaughtered.

After hours of hunting, our hopes were high that it would be another ‘blue cove’ day. While there were previous drives since the 2016/17 season opened on September 1, the dolphins had managed to escape the hunters. Not so today.

[dolphinproject.net]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 09, 2016 03:25PM

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BuyInjured Beluga at the GA Aquarium Is Proof That Captivity Hurts Whales

Written by Michelle Kretzer | September 9, 2016

An eyewitness sent PETA photo and video evidence that a female beluga whale held in captivity at the Georgia Aquarium is being attacked by a much larger male—and she can’t escape him in her tiny tank.

An eyewitness sent PETA photo and video evidence that a female beluga whale held in captivity at the Georgia Aquarium is being attacked by a much larger male—and she can’t escape him in her tiny tank.

Rake marks on injured beluga at Georgia Aquarium© Georgia Animal Rights and Protection

The female has extensive rake marks all over her body as a result of the male’s aggressive sexual behaviors, which include biting her head, neck, and body. She constantly tries to get away from him by flipping around and swimming away.

Their actions are starkly different from common consensual beluga courtship or mating behaviors in nature, which include touching heads, touching pectoral fins, swimming side by side in close contact, and nodding their heads.

The federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) prohibits housing incompatible marine mammals in the same enclosure—as well as housing marine mammals “near other animals [who] cause them unreasonable stress or discomfort or interfere with their good health.”

By forcing this female beluga to live with an aggressive male, the Georgia Aquarium is subjecting her to unnecessary stress and putting her at continued risk of injury.

Despite the aquarium’s failed attempt to import wild-caught belugas from Russia as well as mountains of evidence that belugas suffer in captivity, the Georgia Aquarium is determined to spend millions of dollars to put more whales in its tanks.

But PETA is just as determined to stop the suffering. PETA is filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and requesting that officials inspect the Georgia Aquarium and take appropriate disciplinary action for apparent ongoing violations of the AWA.

[www.peta.org]



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Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 09, 2016 03:55PM

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Russian Dolphin Trainer Speaks Out

[m.youtube.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 10, 2016 10:21PM

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BREAKING: US CITIZEN HARASSED BY JAPANESE NATIONALISTS AT THE COVE

10 SEPTEMBER, 2016

On Sept. 11, 2016, Dolphin Project Cove Monitor Daniela Moreno was stalked by a Japanese Nationalist Group for taking pictures at the cove in Taiji, Japan. Moreno, who is alone in Taiji documenting the annual dolphin drives, was subjected to repeated aggressive and threatening gestures by Japanese Nationalists.

Read rest here:

[dolphinproject.net]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 11, 2016 10:15AM

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Blood Lions trailer

[m.youtube.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 13, 2016 01:17PM

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The Forgotten Dolphins of SeaWorld: How We’re Fighting to Take Down Marine Captivity for Good

[www.onegreenplanet.org]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 13, 2016 07:16PM

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California bans orca captivity and breeding following SeaWorld's decision to end its program
Sophia Bollag

Sea World announced it would stop breeding orcas in March. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will outlaw orca breeding and captivity programs like the one formerly run by SeaWorld theme parks.

California parks will also be banned from featuring the marine mammals, known as killer whales, in performances for entertainment purposes. Starting in June next year, orcas in captivity can be used for "educational presentations" only.

The law, authored by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), makes exceptions for scientific and educational institutions holding orcas for research or rehabilitation.

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 15, 2016 01:31PM

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Government Officials Are Playing Hot Potato With Lolita's Tank

[www.browardpalmbeach.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 16, 2016 02:55PM

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Why Was Betsy Put in a Small Tank in the Back of SeaWorld Orlando?


[www.seaworldofhurt.com]

Re: 'Blackfish' Backlash: Fan Pressure Leads Willie Nelson to Cancel SeaWorld Concert

Alana33
September 17, 2016 12:31PM

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Unfortunately, grimly, the capture, slaughter and sales of Dolphin lives continues in Taiji.


SOLD INTO SERVITUDE – “I’LL TAKE THE BABY

17 SEPTEMBER, 2016 BLOGCAMPAIGNSJAPAN

Day Two – September 17, 2016, Taiji: By 5:30 a.m. the cove was already bustling with activity. Four skiffs carrying fishermen, divers, trainers and buyers would set the stage for the remainder of the day. The atmosphere could almost have been carnival-like, with shouting, splashing and boats coming in and out.

Except for the 80-100 bottlenose dolphins held overnight, with no access to food or freedom.

Instead, what enfolded was a macabre display of callousness, aggression and a complete disregard for the terrified, sentient beings who were now in the process of being sold into a life of servitude.

See link for rest of article.

[dolphinproject.net]

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