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cute-whales:

God I feel disgustingly happy about the decision for VanAqua. It’s pretty much the consensus I was hoping for. Though again, I would love to know more of what happens with the male belugas. Stopping breeding stops a lot of reasons as to them bringing in more. And with their pact…

Well keeping rescues is one thing if they cannot be released. Keeping and breeding animals that don’t need such things though? Including the animals sent off for breeding loan.

God I feel disgustingly happy about the decision for VanAqua. It’s pretty much the consensus I was hoping for. Though again, I would love to know more of what happens with the male belugas. Stopping breeding stops a lot of reasons as to them bringing in more. And with their pact to never bring in more cetas (unless it’s for rescue) and so many eyes on them right now, I can see the phasing out of cetaceans in that facility to be more than imminent at this point. Just wow.

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orcadiva:

Congratulations to Vancouver for putting amend to captive breeding at the Vancouver Aquarium. Some major rumblings are going down. The captive industry are starting to feel the earthquake beneath their feet.

Never give up and never quit!

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b3n3aththesurfac3:

cute-whales:

b3n3aththesurfac3:

Polar bear dies unexpectedly at Sea World Orlando

…”off exhibit” (with zero chance of return)

Rest in peace - it’s really shocking that I just photographed him last week and I was worried about his health, they keep the temps at 50-60 degrees fahrenheit which seems a bit high for a polar bear to be in consistently. They live in the Arctic after all, what on Earth is one doing confined to a warehouse type exhibit in Florida!

Also, SW UHHHH your numbers don’t match up.

were those temps as you saw them now? perhaps they were not regulated now that he’s gone.

but ugh, really upsetting to hear of his death.

Those were the same exact numbers I saw last week, my fiancé pointed it out to me actually saying he thought it was kind of warm for a polar bear. I’m just an idiot and didn’t take pictures of them (I regretted it right away!!) :(

I believe ya!
It’s a shame they would have those temps so damn high. Like as a reptile owner, I know how important it can be to some animals to have the temps they’re acclimated to.
I can’t believe they would have this bears water temp some 15-20 degrees higher than they say it should be??

AHHHH

doubledragonduo:

personal, but i JUST finished the theme for this side blog. <3 it’s perfect noww. if anything looks weird to anyone, PLEASE let me know! I am so happy with the look!

I FINALLY FINISHED THIS AND I LOVE IT <3

Park board votes to end the breeding of whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium →

fightingforwhales:

"THE PARK BOARD has passed a bylaw that effectively ends the breeding of whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Commissioners voted unanimously to amend the Parks Control bylaw “to prohibit the breeding of captive cetaceans in Vanoucver parks, unless, in each particular instance, the captive cetacean is a threatened species and the Oversight Committee, the Board, and the Society agree that captive breeding is necessary for the survival of such threatened species”.

The board also voted to establish an “oversight committee”, which will have a mandate to “provide public oversight to ensure the well-being of all cetaceans owned by the Society [Vancouver Aquarium]”. The committee will prepare bi-annual reports “on the status and well-being of all cetaceans owned by the Society”

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b3n3aththesurfac3:

Tilikum - 7/31/14

For those of you wondering how Tilikum was today, I couldn’t really tell you. I was there all day (again) and this was the max zoom on my camera from the stadium seats. They were about to do the “splash” section of the show and I honestly feel like he thought he was supposed to perform that part but he didn’t get to. I visited UWV several times and never saw Tilly or Trua.

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