Smiley face

What I don’t get is that if Seaworld were wanting to help wild killer whales, shouldn’t they be raising whales that are actually healthy and suitable enough to survive in the wild? To say that these animals can’t survive in the wild due to impairments caused by captivity is a step backward on it’s very own. Because if a time ever came that we needed facilities like Seaworld to help restore populations, they would be damned and ill equipped in the matter with how they raise their killer whales to essentially be prone to dying in the wild. The fact that they use their own impairments caused by captivity as a means to keep them locked up is just disgusting.

And the fact that they still suffer the lot of these issues after 50 years is more so. The fact that only now they are taking baby steps to improve things like tank sizes is just ridiculous.
saveblackfish:

In 2012, SeaWorld applied to NOAA to purchase a pacific white sided dolphin named Kirara. Although captive born, Kirara’s parent were both wild caught from Kyoto, Japan using set nets. Which means both parents were caught on purpose, stolen from the wild.

Kirara currently resides in Kamogawa Sea World (not the sane company as SeaWorld US). Kamogawa is another entertainment-through-slavery facility of which Japan alone has more than 50, mostly ‘stocked’ with animals stolen from the wild. This particular place for instance houses the Orcas Bingo (now deceased) and Stella captured in Iceland, three Belugas captured in Canada and Russia, and Bottlenose, Common, Risso’s and Pacific White-sided dolphins originating from the wild. Kamogawa is associated with drive fisheries including Taiji dolphin drive.

The permit has been approved and SeaWorld is given til 2017 to import her into USA. SeaWorld who claims to be the top in conservation and rehabilitation , should not be buying dolphins. The dolphins in their care should only be rescued and unable to return to the wild.

And Kamogawa aquarium will use the money from SeaWorld to purchase more Taiji dolphins. If SeaWorld condemns Taiji and drive fisheries, they should not associate themselves with any Japanese marine parks. by loveearthanimals http://ift.tt/1t2MXNr

saveblackfish:

In 2012, SeaWorld applied to NOAA to purchase a pacific white sided dolphin named Kirara. Although captive born, Kirara’s parent were both wild caught from Kyoto, Japan using set nets. Which means both parents were caught on purpose, stolen from the wild.

Kirara currently resides in Kamogawa Sea World (not the sane company as SeaWorld US). Kamogawa is another entertainment-through-slavery facility of which Japan alone has more than 50, mostly ‘stocked’ with animals stolen from the wild. This particular place for instance houses the Orcas Bingo (now deceased) and Stella captured in Iceland, three Belugas captured in Canada and Russia, and Bottlenose, Common, Risso’s and Pacific White-sided dolphins originating from the wild. Kamogawa is associated with drive fisheries including Taiji dolphin drive.

The permit has been approved and SeaWorld is given til 2017 to import her into USA. SeaWorld who claims to be the top in conservation and rehabilitation , should not be buying dolphins. The dolphins in their care should only be rescued and unable to return to the wild.

And Kamogawa aquarium will use the money from SeaWorld to purchase more Taiji dolphins. If SeaWorld condemns Taiji and drive fisheries, they should not associate themselves with any Japanese marine parks. by loveearthanimals http://ift.tt/1t2MXNr

(via tempest1944)

Andddd mobile tumblr posts the reblog and the post lol. Oh well.

http://cute-whales.tumblr.com/post/97596562763/person-seaworld-is-terrible-i-will-never-support →

fortheloveoforca:

voicesofthedistantsea:

cute-whales:

person: Seaworld is terrible. I will never support them because of the way they abuse their animals.
person: *takes bite of McDonald’s burger*

honestly it kinda feels like you’re running out of material here haha.

person: Seaworld is terrible. I will never support them because of the way they abuse their animals.
person: *takes bite of McDonald’s burger*

honestly it kinda feels like you’re running out of material here haha.
————————————————————————————————————————-

Because people who are not vegan aren’t allowed to love animals just like you do, and are not allowed to fight to protect them? that’s bullshit. It will always be bullshit. That’s like saying you’re not allowed to fight for the protection of abused animals because you’re not a ~magical~ vegan. I have a lot of friends here who are vegan and the /good kind/. The one that doesn’t try to shame those of us who cannot be vegan, or else, choose not to be.
If every person who wasn’t vegan (including vegetarians) stopped trying to protect animals from abuse, we’d probably lose more than half our fighting force. Stop trying to shame people who are all fighting for the same causes you are.

you should be ashamed. Instead of working harder to fight for the whales, you aim your verbal guns at fellow antis who are just as capable of fighting for their rights as you ~glorious~ vegan people.  Those friends of mine who are vegan- they don’t agree with your views either. We need all the help we can get, now is not the time to try to cause harm to fellow activists.

exactly!

voicesofthedistantsea fortheloveoforca are y’all targeting me? Because if so, y’all look ridiculous? I never agreed with the post at all. I reblogged it and added my tidbit of how C-C is clearly running out of material to blog about. Secondly, I’m not vegan. Thirdly, I understand how you may have misinterpreted that due to the way quotes are formatted, but you should really stop and think before proceeding to spit acid and looking ridiculous and then deleting the tracks and not even apologizing for making a fool of yourself. Like come on.

I can’t reblog that one post about vegan vs. captivity that Cetacean captivity made, buttt..
voicesofthedistantsea fortheloveoforca firstly, are y’all targeting me? Because if so, y’all look ridiculous? I never agreed with the post at all. I reblogged it and added my tidbit of how C-C is clearly running out of material to blog about by making such a repetitive and constantly debunked derailment post. Secondly, I’m not a vegan, but making those wild assumptions on one instance of a misconception on your part is awful nice (or shallow, rather). Thirdly, it might be nice to pause and think for a moment, before jumping forward and proceeding to spit acid and making fools of yourselves and then trying to delete the tracks and not even bothering to apologize for your mistakes. Though I can understand how the quoting format may have been confusing, a moment of thought would have probably remedied that as others were able to gather and understand my intentions just fine. Ridiculous.

I think it's funny that procaps will say Keiko's death indicates we shouldn't release captive whales and it's impossible, but when you bring up the dozens of whales that died after only months in captivity they say it's okay, it's a learning curve, we know better now.

— Asked by lettuceiscurrentlyinmyasshole

freedomforwhales:

cetacean-captivity if you were sick and didn’t want to, then why would you make a post like that in the first place, then? I mean, it’s a universal fallacy meant to detract from the issue at hand and almost guarantees an explosion of folks denouncing it one way or another.

  • person: Seaworld is terrible. I will never support them because of the way they abuse their animals.
  • person: *takes bite of McDonald's burger*
  • honestly it kinda feels like you're running out of material here haha.