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

Alana33
January 08, 2017 10:51AM

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The Life of Tilikum: Fear and Loathing, Deprivation and Death in the Aquatic Asylum

[www.onegreenplanet.org]

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

Alana33
January 09, 2017 11:14AM

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SeaWorld San Diego's Orca Show Isn't Ending — It's Being Replaced

The park will have its final show Sunday, but the whales won't completely stop doing tricks.

[www.newsy.com]

Nor will they end the cruel, sterile, stressful life in captivity for these marine mammals.

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

Alana33
January 09, 2017 11:18AM

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VIDEO: MORGAN SHOWS WHAT’S WRONG WITH CAPTIVITY

[dolphinproject.net]

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

Alana33
January 09, 2017 11:51AM

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An obituary for Tilikum, SeaWorld's saddest orca

[www.independent.co.uk]

"Tilikum may be gone, but there's still time for Katina, Kasatka, Ulises and Corky – the other orcas at SeaWorld – to be transferred to sea sanctuaries which can provide them with some semblance of the life that they've been robbed of for so long."

"If we are to honour Tilikum’s memory, we must stop at nothing to ensure that his death is the last one inside SeaWorld’s walls. That can be his legacy."

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

Alana33
January 09, 2017 03:45PM

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Blackfish’ Director on SeaWorld Today and How Tilikum’s Death Was Avoidable

Gabriela Cowperthwaite's 2013 movie exposed SeaWorld's mistreatment of whales. Now that one (not only one but one of many) of them has perished in captivity, she tells us what needs to happen to improve the situation.

[www.indiewire.com]

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

Alana33
January 10, 2017 01:17PM

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Life and death of Tilikum: “Notorious” orca’s death yet another cry for help for captive killer whales

John Hargrove Jan. 09, 2017

[www.salon.com]

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

Alana33
January 10, 2017 06:02PM

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Tilikum and Granny are dead. Here’s why you should care about these killer whales

[www.theguardian.com]

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

Alana33
January 13, 2017 08:08AM

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William's true story

[m.youtube.com]

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

Alana33
January 14, 2017 08:22AM

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Photos From Infamous Taiji Whale Museum Show the Depths of Abuse Wrought on Captive Dolphins

[www.onegreenplanet.org]

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

speee1dy
January 17, 2017 11:11AM

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i imagine you are pretty happy about the circus closing its doors?

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

Alana33
January 17, 2017 03:44PM

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Yep, I am. These animals suffer greatly in captivity.

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

Alana33
January 17, 2017 03:46PM

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Latina Superstar Calls For Lolita’s Freedom From Miami Seaquarium

[miami.cbslocal.com]

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

speee1dy
January 18, 2017 08:47AM

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i thought this would be great news for you. happy

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Alana33
Yep, I am. These animals suffer greatly in captivity.

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

Courtney
January 18, 2017 10:58AM

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I think rotorhead won the Internet with his "Twas the Night Before Inauguration" post.

Keep America Great! Trump/Pence 2020!

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

Alana33
January 18, 2017 07:50PM

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That's not what THIS thread is about.
It's about actually learning and be proactive about the suffering and cruel, tragic conditions these creatures must endure, over their lifetime, because stupid people "love" them and sentence them to lifelong captivity for profit and greed.

Read "The Case Against Marine Mammals In Captivity by the Humane Society International and the World Society for the Protection of Animals:
[www.humanesociety.org]

"The Humane Society International and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have stated that they believe that "the entire captive experience for marine mammals is so sterile and contrary to even the most basic elements of compassion and humanity that it should be rejected outright."



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

Alana33
January 18, 2017 08:02PM

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Quote
Courtney
I think rotorhead won the Internet with his "Twas the Night Before Inauguration" post.

Keep America Great! Trump/Pence 2020!
Please, Post your stupidity about trumpletweetyingthinskin, elsewhere.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2017 08:04PM by Alana33.

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

Alana33
January 21, 2017 07:54AM

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Hundreds Of Dolphins Are Waiting To Die Right Now In Infamous Cove

Right now, more than 200 dolphins are packed into a tiny sea pen off the coast of Taiji, Japan, waiting for the worst.

[www.thedodo.com]

Simply appalling and heartbreaking!

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

Alana33
January 21, 2017 07:37PM

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

Alana33
January 22, 2017 02:13PM

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BREAKING: TERROR, INJURIES DURING DAY 3 OF CAPTIVE SELECTION
22 JANUARY, 2017


[dolphinproject.net]

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

Alana33
January 22, 2017 06:09PM

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The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Gandhi

Not Your Dolphins, TAIJI!

[www.huffingtonpost.com]

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

Alana33
January 23, 2017 12:14PM

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BREAKING: TAIJI’S VILE ABUSE OF DOLPHINS – DAY 4

[dolphinproject.net]

Simply heartbreaking.

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

Alana33
January 23, 2017 05:49PM

Registered: 5 years ago
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Facebook Live stream captures hundreds of dolphins being tortured in Japan

Marine welfare charities are live streaming Japanese dolphin torture on Facebook and Twitter to spread awareness.

Mary-Ann Russon By Mary-Ann Russon
January 23, 2017 18:39 GMT
Updated 2 hr ago

[www.ibtimes.co.uk]

That's what buying a ticket encourages.
DONT!

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

Alana33
January 29, 2017 02:06PM

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THE SOUTHERN RESIDENT ORCAS ARE A UNIQUE COMMUNITY, BUT ARE WE PRESIDING OVER THEIR JOURNEY TO EXTINCTION?

[us.whales.org]

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

Alana33
January 29, 2017 04:03PM

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Orca Found Dead with a Stomach Full of GARBAGE!

[www.theinertia.com]

Last month, a dead killer whale washed ashore in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, with a stomach full of trash. According to researchers, the whale had almost no real food inside of it–instead, it had plastic containers, the sole of a shoe, and various food wrappers.

Clearly, it wasn’t a painless death. For over a week, the orca swam in the relatively shallow waters of the bay while residents of the area kayaked out to look at it. Although orcas generally swim in pods, this one was alone, and scientists believe it was sick and separated from the group. Once in the bay, the whale ate what it could find, but there was something very wrong. “We’re not sure whether it’s cause or effect, but she might have been trying to pick up anything she could,” said Dr. Gwenith Penry, Plett Stranding Network coordinator. “Or she swallowed something earlier on and it blocked her passages, so she felt full, but wasn’t digesting.” When the whale eventually beached itself, volunteers kept it wet with buckets of water until crews managed to get it back into deeper water. Then, three days later, it was found dead.

It’s no secret that humans are royally screwing up the planet. The irony is that what’s screwing it up is our efforts to make our own lives easier and presumably better–but in the age of convenience, we’ve created a thoroughly disposable way of living, and it’s one that just isn’t working. Unfortunately, the kind of changes necessary require a shift on a global scale, involving governments and citizens alike. A few days ago, a report came out stating that if we continue the way we’re going, the ocean will have more trash in it than fish by the year 2050.

“The best research currently available estimates that there are over 150 million tons of plastics in the ocean today,” the study says. “In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 ton of plastic for every 3 tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).”

We’re currently letting just under 10 million tons of plastic into the ocean every year. If you break that number down into a more understandable scale, it works out to a garbage truck full of plastic every single minute of every single day. It’s no wonder, then, that the only thing the starving whale could find to eat was our garbage. According to The Dodo, the whale was taken to the dump, where it was dissected.
The orca was taken to a dump to be dissected.


While there are a few efforts to begin fixing the problem–Boyan Slat’s ingenious Ocean Cleanup Array, for instance–they are few and far between, and for the most part, only serve to make the tiniest dent in a problem that is getting bigger with each passing day. The killer whale’s death is yet another indicator that we need make major changes to our way of living, and we need to do it as soon as possible. Hubert Reeves said it best: “Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible nature, unaware that the nature he’s destroying is the God he’s worshiping.”

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

Alana33
January 31, 2017 09:43PM

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Posts: 11,580

Taiji Dolphin Hunt Footage Shows Mom Fighting to Save Captured Calf

A widely shared social media video shows viewers the controversial round-up of dolphins that takes place yearly in Japan.

[www.seeker.com]

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