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coffeeandkudzu:

caong:

fightingforwhales:

and…what exactly is SeaWorld’s thought process here?

Yesterday, they stuck Orkid, Makani, and a heavily pregnant Kalia in the medical pool and lifted them completely out of the water. Orkid is thrashing around, and the male trainer is trying to forcefully rip that thing (whatever it is, not 100% sure) out of Kalia’s mouth.

Why would they make Kalia lay out of the water like that when she’s getting close to the end of her pregnancy? Regardless of how long she was physically out of the water, it is not a wise move to do that to a whale who is so young and so pregnant.

Look at the size difference between an adult female like Orkid and Kalia though. I still don’t understand when Seaworld irresponsibly bred Kalia when they have an adult female who is completely unrelated to any of their animals and who has experience raising calves in Shouka.

At the end of the video you can see all three of them are quite desperate to get back to water they can actually physically move in. Why was this necessary? Orkid spent most of the time thrashing around, Makani was apparently separated from Kasatka just so they could hoist him out of the water, and Kalia is heavily pregnant. Which of Seaworld’s ‘world class’ animal care team decided this was a good idea?

I cannot believe how extraordinarily painful that must have been. Screw “uncomfortable” — there’s a reason whales DIE when they strand. Their organs *need* the buoyancy of the water.

So the recent trainer, Branden, that quit his job at Seaworld is also a spectacular artist, and I looked through his stuff recently and it’s absolutely impeccable and inspiring. He’s gonna be doing a series of prices dedicated to his years working with those whales and I’m absolutely thrilled to see them.

http://passion4killerwhales.tumblr.com/post/98684035084/lovingorcas-i-like-how-when-certain-anticaps →

lovingorcas:

I like how when certain anticaps get mad at other anticaps they call them procaps or say they are acting like procaps etc.

I feel like they are saying: if you don’t agree with every point I, the ruler of all thing anticap and perfect representative of anticapness, make then you…

Lol. Won’t ever hold down how someone literally told me to go back to visiting parks because they were offended about a Shrek joke.

fightingforwhales:

and…what exactly is SeaWorld’s thought process here?

Yesterday, they stuck Orkid, Makani, and a heavily pregnant Kalia in the medical pool and lifted them completely out of the water. Orkid is thrashing around, and the male trainer is trying to forcefully rip that thing (whatever it is, not 100% sure) out of Kalia’s mouth.

Why would they make Kalia lay out of the water like that when she’s getting close to the end of her pregnancy? Regardless of how long she was physically out of the water, it is not a wise move to do that to a whale who is so young and so pregnant.

(via freedomforwhales)

nerdynalani:

cute-whales:

Anddd done. This was so stupidly annoying and tedious.


This looks like something I would consider as inspiration for a tattoo! Great job cute-whales!!

Thank you! Honestly that’s very flattering as I’d love to be a tattoo artist some time.

nerdynalani:

cute-whales:

Anddd done. This was so stupidly annoying and tedious.

This looks like something I would consider as inspiration for a tattoo! Great job cute-whales!!

Thank you! Honestly that’s very flattering as I’d love to be a tattoo artist some time.

cetuscetus:

cute-whales:

cetuscetus:

tempest1944:

voicesofthedistantsea:

fightingforwhales:

vandawn71:

Found this circulating on Twitter….is this for real?!?! Orca’s tired of swimming?!? Huh?!?

????…….????????

from what level of hell did this come from?! (I wonder if Naomi has seen this yet? I’d just /love/ to know what she thinks about this)
I like how they specified the orca is a teenager, is male and does not have a floppy fin.
it’s ok timmy, you’ll only be performing for fish for the rest of your life and probably die a horrible death.

This is…..painful. Oww.

Wait, do people actually think SeaWorld made this?

No. Awesomeocean did.

As much as I’m not a fan of AO, I don’t think they did. The tweet above is a modified tweet (MT) from user ginaleekim, who retweeted that image (two days before it appeared on AO’s twitter) from user quorndog, who quoted it from MiSsMya891 [x]. I also couldn’t see it on their Facebook nor their website and a reverse image search didn’t though up anything but another twitter feed.

Well they retweeted it I guess. I don’t see where anyone is confused about Seaworld creating it, just them expressing the absurdity of it’s existence at all?

cetuscetus:

cute-whales:

cetuscetus:

tempest1944:

voicesofthedistantsea:

fightingforwhales:

vandawn71:

Found this circulating on Twitter….is this for real?!?! Orca’s tired of swimming?!? Huh?!?

????…….????????

from what level of hell did this come from?! (I wonder if Naomi has seen this yet? I’d just /love/ to know what she thinks about this)

I like how they specified the orca is a teenager, is male and does not have a floppy fin.

it’s ok timmy, you’ll only be performing for fish for the rest of your life and probably die a horrible death.

This is…..painful. Oww.

Wait, do people actually think SeaWorld made this?

No. Awesomeocean did.

As much as I’m not a fan of AO, I don’t think they did. The tweet above is a modified tweet (MT) from user ginaleekim, who retweeted that image (two days before it appeared on AO’s twitter) from user quorndog, who quoted it from MiSsMya891 [x]. I also couldn’t see it on their Facebook nor their website and a reverse image search didn’t though up anything but another twitter feed.

Well they retweeted it I guess.
I don’t see where anyone is confused about Seaworld creating it, just them expressing the absurdity of it’s existence at all?

cetuscetus:

tempest1944:

voicesofthedistantsea:

fightingforwhales:

vandawn71:

Found this circulating on Twitter….is this for real?!?! Orca’s tired of swimming?!? Huh?!?

????…….????????

from what level of hell did this come from?! (I wonder if Naomi has seen this yet? I’d just /love/ to know what she thinks about this)
I like how they specified the orca is a teenager, is male and does not have a floppy fin.
it’s ok timmy, you’ll only be performing for fish for the rest of your life and probably die a horrible death.

This is…..painful. Oww.

Wait, do people actually think SeaWorld made this?

No. Awesomeocean did.

cetuscetus:

tempest1944:

voicesofthedistantsea:

fightingforwhales:

vandawn71:

Found this circulating on Twitter….is this for real?!?! Orca’s tired of swimming?!? Huh?!?

????…….????????

from what level of hell did this come from?! (I wonder if Naomi has seen this yet? I’d just /love/ to know what she thinks about this)

I like how they specified the orca is a teenager, is male and does not have a floppy fin.

it’s ok timmy, you’ll only be performing for fish for the rest of your life and probably die a horrible death.

This is…..painful. Oww.

Wait, do people actually think SeaWorld made this?

No. Awesomeocean did.

whimsical-tail-flukes:

If I have to post this a thousand times, I will. 

SeaWorld is the reason the Taiji slaughters still exist today. 

This video explains it very clearly. 

Ignoring what you see in this video shows you care more about your few hours of fun at SeaWorld than you care about the animals themselves. 

(via cetacean-lover)

cute-whales:

I’ll be going on hiatus for a few days - weeks as I go through my blog and do a TOTAL rehash. I’ll be deleting many unnecessary posts, tagging a lot of things, making a new and better theme, etc.

To be honest, as once this community bought out the best in me, it’s lately bought out the worst, as I’ve engaged in many clashes between folks, pro and not, and it has just been wholly negative with all of these explosive fits from folks that end up dragging across the community like mud. I’d like to take a better path of not enabling that type of negativity anymore, as I once used to. I don’t feel determined to fall into these aggressive tendencies. It’s like people have felt more compelled to start drama more than anything else. But ya know. Sometimes that’s just tumblr, and you aren’t going to make folks like that leave anytime soon.

I’m still trying to determine whether I’d like to leave altogether or not, and simply dedicate this blog for the artwork, as I have many plans I’d like to accomplish to help cetas and other animals alike that do not require tumblrs supervision. But I’m just really not sure yet. Perhaps I could dedicate what time I spend on this blog on assistance I’ve been meaning to give stumpytheorca and darling-taima on The Saddle Patch.

For now, I’m just doing a blog clean up, as I let my mind settle on what route I’d like to take! Thanks all.

Just making sure folks saw this as I made it early in he morning.

I’ll be going on hiatus for a few days - weeks as I go through my blog and do a TOTAL rehash. I’ll be deleting many unnecessary posts, tagging a lot of things, making a new and better theme, etc.

To be honest, as once this community bought out the best in me, it’s lately bought out the worst, as I’ve engaged in many clashes between folks, pro and not, and it has just been wholly negative with all of these explosive fits from folks that end up dragging across the community like mud. I’d like to take a better path of not enabling that type of negativity anymore, as I once used to. I don’t feel determined to fall into these aggressive tendencies. It’s like people have felt more compelled to start drama more than anything else. But ya know. Sometimes that’s just tumblr, and you aren’t going to make folks like that leave anytime soon.

I’m still trying to determine whether I’d like to leave altogether or not, and simply dedicate this blog for the artwork, as I have many plans I’d like to accomplish to help cetas and other animals alike that do not require tumblrs supervision. But I’m just really not sure yet. Perhaps I could dedicate what time I spend on this blog on assistance I’ve been meaning to give stumpytheorca and darling-taima on The Saddle Patch.

For now, I’m just doing a blog clean up, as I let my mind settle on what route I’d like to take! Thanks all.