zeldathemes
Keep an ocean mind.
22 year old cetacean lover.
My blog focuses on cetacean captivity, as well as general ocean and ocean critter stuff. Check out "Informational Posts" on the right for tons of info, and follow me to stay updated on anything captivity-related!
skeleton-magnus:


#this is why you just don’t get a wild animal as a pet

No, you don’t get a wild animal as a pet because it’s a wild animal, it has no place in your home. Who gives a shit about furniture when the exotic pet trade contributes to the decimation of the wild population.
I hate these photos, I hate the videos of “pet” tigers, I hate that these circulate around Tumblr and people think it’s cool or cute. It isn’t. These people who keep tigers and other exotics like them are selfish, they don’t love animals, they just love the idea of having an animal be theirs.

skeleton-magnus:

orcalovingbeing:

miss-rhapsody:

arlluk:

From Gary Sutton, captain of Wild Whales Vancouver:
"Here is a shot of some L’s yesterday. That’s L106 "Pooka" the foreground followed by L110 "Midnight", L83 "Moonlight", L115 "Mystic" and L95 "Nigel" just about to break the surface in the back. We did see a lot of L86 “Surprise” and her family but unfortunately no sign of the newest calf, L120. Around 50% of new calves will not survive their first year as moms milk can be high in toxins such as PCBs and PBDEs. It would be such a tragedy if L120 is officially missing. It was the first calf the southern resident community has seen since August of 2012 (J49).”
I can’t bear the thought that L120 could be missing. It makes my stomach hurt to think about…

L120 is missing!
:(

OH NO

orcalovingbeing:

miss-rhapsody:

arlluk:

From Gary Sutton, captain of Wild Whales Vancouver:

"Here is a shot of some L’s yesterday. That’s L106 "Pooka" the foreground followed by L110 "Midnight", L83 "Moonlight", L115 "Mystic" and L95 "Nigel" just about to break the surface in the back. We did see a lot of L86 “Surprise” and her family but unfortunately no sign of the newest calf, L120. Around 50% of new calves will not survive their first year as moms milk can be high in toxins such as PCBs and PBDEs. It would be such a tragedy if L120 is officially missing. It was the first calf the southern resident community has seen since August of 2012 (J49).”

I can’t bear the thought that L120 could be missing. It makes my stomach hurt to think about…

L120 is missing!

:(

OH NO

We’ll just have to splash them back, bigger and louder.

  #seaworld    #thankgiving    #blackfish  

IMPORTANT - TELL CITYPASS TO STOP SUPPORTING ORCA IMPRISONMENT

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Sign and share this petition to ask CityPASS to remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from their passes.

DID YOU KNOW…

-Orcas are very smart, and incredibly social. Most calves never leave their mothers side, and there are even instances where males have died after their mothers pass on. Unfortunately, it is the sad reality that SeaWorld’s orcas usually don’t get to spend more than a few years with their mother. This is unnatural and traumatic to such a sensitive animal.

-SeaWorld’s orcas are pumped full of pills every day, even anti-anxiety meds to combat chronic stress and the possibility of aggression.

-Captive orcas exhibit a range of bizarre behaviours, including (but not limited to) breaking their own teeth off by chewing on metal gates and concrete, laying in a catatonic state on the bottom of the pool, repeatedly bobbing up and down, obsessively blowing bubbles against the wall, beaching themselves, and logging (floating motionless at the surface for long periods of time). Some of these behaviours can be compared to a lion or tiger in a zoo pacing back and forth all day.

-SeaWorld San Diego recently artificially inseminated a nine-year-old whale named Kalia (she was actually 8 at the time). Not only is this highly irresponsible, as orcas normally reproduce in their teens, but Kalia continues to do shows and perform slide-out behaviours. Sliding out while pregnant is believed to be connected to several mother and calf deaths, yet it is still happening.

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The beautiful gif was made by stumpytheorca!

  #signal boost    #petition    #socal    #california    #san diego    #swsd    #seaworld    #blackfish    #vegan    #vegetarian    #ocean    #go vegan    #important    #tilikum    #free tilly    #seaworld cares    #animal welfare    #animals    #dolphins    #taiji    #seaworld sd    #zoo  

maliathemighty:

voicesofthedistantsea:

thehopelesseccentric:

themidnightclub:

maliathemighty:

themidnightclub:

maliathemighty:

themidnightclub:

maliathemighty:

orcadiva:

Did you know that the OSPCA did an inspection of Marineland on October 10th, and that they found NOTHING wrong with the place? The upclose photo of Sonja the Walrus was taken just two days after their so-called inspection. How could they have missed that? My guess is, they went in, collected their bribe and left. This needs to end. We go to them for help for these animals and they turn out to be just as bad as John Ass-HOLER (Marineland’s owner). OSPCA and Marineland are the enemies here.

…where is the abuse supposed to be? The walrus eye? Because that’s a normal walrus eye (just google it for the love of god). Kiskas perfectly normal trailing edge? I’m sorry, I’m just confused.

Normal, to assholes like you, is fucking suffering in reality.

I wish you could swim in a pool clouded with your own feces. I wish you had a serrated looking leg that resembled gangrene. I would would ignore all that while watching you beg for food and laugh any anyone implying you were suffering.

You are a joke. You make statements (in other posts) about the walrus eye. Do you have not the slightest clue about how walruses look? My elderly grandmother could run a 5 second google image search of walrus and learn that walrus eyes are look like the first picture in this post. You don’t like that there is algae in the tanks? Have you never swam in the ocean? Algae is something that grows in the natural environments of animals. It is NOT a sign of poor welfare. It may not be aesthetically pleasing to you, but it does not mean that the water is not healthy (for example, Antibes has similar water, and no one seems to complain about their water quality). Also, if you were well-read on bottlenose dolphin behavior, you would know that intraspecific agression is quite common and extensive raking is frequently observed. The deer is blind, yes. Why? I don’t know. And neither do you. The individual may be exceedingly old. It may have been born blind. A single photograph out of context cannot be used to evaluate the welfare of an animal. I see nothing abnormal about the tissue of Kiska’s trailing edge. There is not discoloration or bleeding. It is not perfectly smooth, but there are plenty of wild whales with unique trailing edges. It is certainly not comparable to gangrene.

You conclude your post by wishing great suffering upon me. You base this off of nonexistent suffering animals. Perhaps you intended to anger me. However, all you did by wishing that I suffer was show me that you seem to suffer from a psychological disorder. I hope you get the help you need.

Arg, I had this whole blog typed out emphasizing your stupidity and how you totally ignored your pwning by
voicesofthedistantsea
, and science…. But tumblr ate it. So annoying. Whatever, five second recap: Here’s some science.
http://aquaticmammalsjournal.org/share/AquaticMammalsIssueArchives/1993/Aquatic_Mammals_19_2/19-02_Kastelein.pdf
The anatomy of a walrus eye. Bulging eye is not normal, it’s something a walrus is stressed to do, and bulging out of the water makes the eye vulnerable in a homeostasis thermoregulation and predator/elements way. Bloodshot eye, also not normal. Previously believed to be caused by sickness, now speculated because of sunlight, temperature and/or physical damage (p84). Conclusion: You a fucking waste of time, space and energy. Toodles!

Did you actually read the paper you cited? It does not appear so. Let’s start with the protruding eyes. According to the article, “protrusion causes a significant increase of the visual field.” This would provide an advantage when hunting and would aid in threat detection. You state that they protrude their eyeballs when stressed, but the paper clearly says “when attentive or excited, walruses protrude their eyeballs.” This is directly contradicts your claim that it is a stress response. Unless I’m missing something, there is no mention of protrusion of the eyeballs having anything to do with thermoregulation (I have not the slightest clue where you got that notion). It also does not make them vulnerable to predators, as you state. It increases their field of vision and improves their chances of detecting predators early enough to escape. It seems to me like you are pulling claims out of nowhere. You go on to say bloodshot eyes are not normal, but the paper states “Hills (1990) observed red eyes in most wild Pacific walruses.” Once again, did you read it? Oh look, another quote: “The factors which influence it are UNKNOWN [emphasis added].” As for VOTDS post, I didn’t see it (I probably have him/her/whatever pronoun on ignore). I went and looked, and it’s all outdated, useless information and anecdotal accounts. Conclusion: your reading comprehension skills are severely impaired and you seem to resort to insults instead of science. Fascinating. Also still awaiting your reply to the OSHA post.

Sigh. 

Protruding eyes:

Stress is a physiological response to stimuli. Guess what, excitement is a physiological response to stimuli. Guess what, attentiveness is a physiological response to stimuli. Guess what, stress is analogous to excitement and attentiveness when discussing physiological responses. I guess scientific language is just over your head. So please, google ‘stress’ and ‘physiology’ and try to understand the science before opening your mouth.

You should totally just change your blog name to: maliathemoron, just to give people fair warning. 

Bloodshot eyes:

Let’s continue your quote - Hills… “This contradiction with Elliot work probably indicates that that redness is temporary, due to environmental conditions or due to the behavior of the animal. Red eyes are not only related to stress… The factors which influence it are unknown. Maybe the redness is a reaction to sunlight, temperature, and/or physical damage.”

The point is that bloodshot eyes aren’t fucking standard, it is NOT ‘just they way walrus’s eyes are’. Guess that too went over your head.

Also, if you had continued on reading, you would have read about the thermoregulation of the walrus eye being necessary because of protrusion. I like how you question if I’ve read the article, guess simplified minds assume people do as they do, unless proven a moron for the millionth time.

I don’t know where malithemighty lives or if they’ve ever been to Marineland, but let me tell you, I’ve lived in Ontario only maybe an hour away from Marineland my whole life and regardless of whether or not you believe cetacean captivity is okay, this facility has a lot of issues, and around here a lot of people really hate this facility.

The last time that I was at this facility, I was very young and didn’t know the whole ‘pro-cap anti-cap’ debate. I was maybe nine, an animal lover, and just kind of assumed that if an animal was in captivity it was being looked after well and everything was fine. But I remember my last visit there very clearly, because I remember being INCREDIBLY disturbed even as a small child by the treatment of the animals there. It was harder to see with the cetaceans who I knew nothing about, but it was obvious that the bears and deer there were in terrible shape. The bears were being starved so they’d eat the crappy food people paid to feed them, and their enclosure was littered with garbage. The deer were worse, and I remember them the most clearly because I remember how disturbing their conditions were and how upset it made me. The deer there had no visible sources of food or water, they were wandering around a concrete area with almost no shade. The pushier ones looked to be a decent weight but many were skin and bones (I remember trying to find the skinniest ones and feed them because I felt so badly for them) and many of them were injured in some way. A startling number of them had massive lumps and growths in some cases literally hanging off of them. It was horrible, and I never wanted to go back because even to me it was clear they were treating their animals badly.

Since then there have been many, MANY complaints about the facility. Many people, both former trainers/employees, parkgoers, and other concerned citizens have documented atrocious conditions these animals have endured. Poor water quality seriously harming the eyes and skin of all of the marine mammals has been a big issue, as well as the horrible conditions of the terrestrial animals living there. They have a known high death rate among their animals, and in one case an employee was instructed to finish euthanizing an injured deer WITH HIS KNIFE after the owner shot it in the neck, leaving it choking in its own blood instead of humanely euthanizing it. They have a lot of animal neglect and abuse allegations stacked up against them. The owner of the place cares little for animals and has even been accused of shooting and killing two dogs what got off their property and wandered into the park.

Our province, frankly, does not have very good laws protecting animals. This has been a longstanding issue but not much has been done because of this. The Liberals who have been in charge of our province for years and years do not do much to protect the welfare of animals, and a lot of people are upset about it but still nothing much has been done.

Regardless of your views on cetacean captivity, there is no excuse for the practices at this facility. NONE.

This is not a good facility, they do NOT look after their animals properly, and even if you think its totally fine to keep whales and dolphins in tanks, you should still be taking issue with this place.

maliathemighty — the above account matches the information I gave you, and I’ve never seen nor spoken to this person before. Like I said, people who live there? They despise this facility because it’s a piece of shit and the animals are abused in the most literal sense. Even I said that it doesn’t matter if you’re a pro cap or an anti cap. That point is irreverent. This is not about the captivity debate. This is you protecting one of the worst zoo settings imaginable, where animals are starved and hurt. You understand this, yes? You are supporting animal abuse. You are supporting starving animals and beaten, tumor-ridden deer. You are supporting such high level of chlorine that the eyes of the animals are irritated and pussy and gross. You are supporting the park owner shooting the deer for fun. The man is insane, do you understand this? or will you ignore these facts and hid behind your false sources? People who have actually been there are telling you it is shit. 

ok so sit the fuck down and tell me the following is a normal eye

http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/baker-marineland-blind-081612.jpg

Look how normal that is! Not melted out at all. You thought I was exaggerating about the chlorine melting their eyes? Well I wasn’t.

You pretend these issues are not fact. You hide in your ignorance. Your blindness to their suffering is pride. You will not admit you are wrong because you feel some sense of accomplishment for ‘winning’. This is not up for debate because in this case there is a CLEAR LINE of right and wrong and you are wrong. Ignorance must be bliss for you.

And I had no idea about the deer before the person above me mentioned the deer were starving. I looked into it- I can confirm this. It was in the local newspaper for the facility as well:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63298885/AnimalCrueltyDebate/MarineLandCanada_Deer1_.png

http://voiceofniagara.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/deer-open-sore.jpg

http://voiceofniagara.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/deer-growths.jpg

http://0.tqn.com/y/themeparks/1/S/M/b/MarinelandCanada17.jpg

Are these animals really healthy, Malia? REALLY? could you look someone in the eye and 100% honestly say these animals are healthy and well cared for?

'NIAGARA FALLS, ONT.—After an extensive Toronto Star investigation into the treatment of sea life at Marineland , serious allegations are now being levelled about the diet and conditions of its land animals.

Casual brutality when animals need to be put down is common and substandard enclosures are prevalent, according to Jim Hammond, the former land animal care supervisor at the facility who resigned last year.

It was the death of a little Red deer in the summer of 2010 that was the final straw for Hammond at Marineland. The deer’s foreleg was badly broken, with the bone sticking out, and it had to be killed. Hammond accepted that, but it was how the deer died he’ll never forget.

Hammond, an 11-year veteran at the sprawling facility, begged owner John Holer to bring in a vet to euthanize the animal. He says Holer refused, instead taking out his 12-gauge shotgun, shooting the deer and then driving off. But the wounded animal didn’t die.

“He was twitching quite a bit and his head would flop up and down,” Hammond recalled. The deer had been shot through the windpipe and was gasping for air.

He called Holer at home to say the deer was still alive and asked if he could call the vet to “do it right” or would Holer come back. According to Hammond, Holer refused, telling him: “I just got back to the house and got sitting down … You’ve got a knife in the back of the wagon.”

Hammond acted reluctantly.

“I don’t want to dramatize it, but when you do that to an animal, you remember it,” said Hammond, a big guy who clasped his hands and stared bleakly at the floor. “And it was a dull knife … If you take a dull knife across hair, it’s very hard to cut. It was like trying to cut into concrete. And you’re there not for a few seconds, it’s a few minutes.”

He paused and struggled to speak. “I’m ashamed.”

The water quality is so bad the seals and sea lions and walruses and so on could not be allowed to remain in the water AT ALL. NO WATER. NO SWIMMING. animals designed to spend the majority of their lives in water were deprived of it because the owner uses too much chlorine- to cover the smell of the tanks which are not cleaned and smell to high heaven.

http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2012/08/15/marineland_log_details_reveal_water_quality_issues/sandy_andbaker.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpeg

This is Sandy and Baker. All they had was a tiny bucket of water in the corner of this cell, which they neurotically shove their faces in to relieve the burning of their eyes. one or both of these animals is blind now, or dead.

Recalling the condition of Seal Lions Baker and Sander, he said that they could not even train them to open their eyes as ‘the damage was so extensive that when we finally saw it, it was just grotesque.’

He told how the trainers would pull the animals out of the water to dry conditions to try and alleviate the damage but said as a consequence not having access to fresh water also proved to be harmful for the animals.

'Baker was writhing in pain, constantly shaking erratically, clutching his eyes shut,' he said.

He explained that Sandy did not move for weeks on end and to try and gain a monetary respite from the agony, Baker would constantly put his head into a bucket of fresh water.

Mr Demers told how he eventually removed Baker from the dry environment, because he was concerned about his health.

'He actually barked and his eyeball lens had projected from his eye socket an landed on the floor, streams of blood was coming from his eye.'

He said that now Baker swims in circles repeatedly, ‘with no real agenda.’

Mr Demers’ disturbing claims have been backed up by seven other former Marineland staffers who also gave disturbing accounts to the newspaper.

Since the interview was published by the Toronto Star, many people have demanded for the closure of the privately owned facility which charges adult visitors $48.53 a ticket and children $35.95.

Zoocheck Canada has called on the federal and provincial governments to step in and shut down Marineland.

http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2012/08/15/marineland_animals_suffering_former_staffers_say/larry.jpeg

This is Larry, a harbor seal. Note his eye are also burnt out, no water for him either. You are willing to tell me this is not cruelty? will you ignore this evidence as themidnightclub said you did before? probably. You hold onto some vain hope that we’re wrong.

http://www.straight.com/files/styles/popup/public/marineland1_140428.jpg

The back rooms here are like hell for forgotten animals. Like Junior, the little orca that suffered here for 13 years. They deny he existed at all, even though we have videos and photos of him here.

http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/canada/2012/08/25/marineland_readers_activists_demand_change_regarding_care_of_sea_mammals/junior2.jpeg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpeg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x8GGOstRUKw/Ux98kzwJm2I/AAAAAAAAAwQ/wwnp4d4WSHA/s1600/1452444_441299862641572_2076844744_n.jpg

and yes, I’m going to show the seal again until you aknowledge that it is not healthy:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdF0h7NCAAAxh3K.jpg

swallow your pride and use the brain you were graced with. This isn’t a captivity debate. This is a cruelty case. They would send this owner to prison in the USA for less than I’ve shown here!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-j7bAqzNlU8I/UC5CKFu4ydI/AAAAAAAAAaU/EwbXTEMzhtA/s320/Part+3.JPG

Horrifying: 'The water had gotten so bad it was green, it was harming the animals, it smelled bad and it made the people who worked in this environment ill as well,' said Mr Demers

'The water had gotten so bad it was green, it was harming the animals, it smelled bad and it made the people who worked in this environment ill as well,' he told the Toronto Star.

'The chemicals we were using to try to maintain the water were really harming the animals.'

In revelations that have outraged animal right’s activists, he said the he saw the dolphin’s skin was flaking off, and that they could not open their eyes.’

not even SeaWorld will deal with these people! They REMOVED an orca from here because of the mistreatment!

Speaking of orcas, Kiska’s dorsal fin is also suffering from the poor water quality!

https://rkodiva80.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/04-blog-photo.jpg

http://seaworldpledge.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mass-graves-marineland.png

We are the voices of the animals. We will continue to educate people where cruelty is found. We speak for the animals because they cannot speak for themselves any clearer than they already have.

I’d like to apologize for not replying to your previous posts. I meant to, but I had to deal with some personal matters earlier. Anyway, it worked out because you make fantastic points in this post. You provide compelling evidence. Unless someone wants to take a stab at this post, I’m leaning towards anti marineland at this point.

maliathemighty you definitely should be anti Marineland. I’ve lived an hour away from here my whole life.This place is the shame of Niagara Falls, and Ontario. The locals that go usually don’t go back. The only reason its still open (barely) is because of tourists. Hell, multiple belugas have died there recently. This place is DISGUSTING, and the owner John Holer has a laundry list of horrible things he’s done as well.

montereybayaquarium:

Julie Packard: A 30th Anniversary Message

(Julie Packard is a founder and the executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.)

Thirty years ago today, we began a grand adventure. The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened its doors for the first time—and began changing the way people think about the ocean.

What started in the late 1970s as the dream of a few marine scientists has grown to become the best aquarium in the world, and an ocean conservation leader of international stature.

For that, I want to thank you.

The tens of millions of people who have visited over the years, our Aquarium members and donors, the supporters of our Seafood Watch program, and the dedicated staff and volunteers who keep this place humming—all of you have played a critical role in shaping our development, and a future with healthy oceans.

An uncharted journey

We didn’t know what to expect on October 20, 1984. But the excitement, the enthusiasm we felt that day, has only multiplied since then.

Our commitment to admit school groups free of charge has blossomed into education programs that have reached more than 2 million students, thousands of teachers and hundreds of teens who are emerging as ocean conservation leaders. This year, we announced plans for our Ocean Education and Leadership Center that—with your help—will double our impact over the next few years.

We continue to inspire visitors through living exhibits that are second to none—a fact recognized when TripAdvisor® (the world’s largest travel site) named us the best aquarium in the world earlier this year. We were the pioneer of special exhibitions at public aquariums; our current exhibition, “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes,” is the latest incredible accomplishment of our talented animal care and exhibitions team.

A voice for the ocean

Over the years, we have stepped up our role as a voice for the ocean, through a rigorous science program and effective advocacy on behalf of policies to safeguard the health of the ocean and marine wildlife. We’ve been successful because everything we do is grounded in the best available science. That’s one reason we were able to lead the campaign to ban the shark fin trade in California. And it’s the reason our Seafood Watch program has become the most respected source of information for consumers, chefs and major seafood buyers across North America.

We’re expanding our research work to support recovery of threatened ocean species, including sea otters, Pacific bluefin tuna and great white sharks. We’re also more active on behalf of legislation and policy—in Washington, DC, in Sacramento and in collaboration with business leaders as well as colleagues who share our goals.

Shaping the future

Through it all, we have remained true to our founding values: a commitment to science, and to a culture that supports teamwork and innovation. We also recognize that the future of the ocean—and this Earth we share—will be shaped by how well we nurture and cultivate the talents of our children.

It’s a solid foundation that continues to serve us well. It positions us to think about how we can best make a difference for the ocean—and how to turn our aspirations for the future into reality.

Thank you for being an essential part of this journey. The ocean is on the road to recovery, but we’ve only just begun.

Help us create a future with healthy oceans.

(Photo of Julie Packard by Corey Arnold)

be-their-sound:

Make no mistake, this is our fault. We failed them.

PLEASE SHARE THIS AROUND. They’re looking for the person who abused this dog, and need tips from the public. If you’re in Toronto, READ THIS!

  #toronto    #the star  
  #belugas    #important    #petition  

Antarctic Type C Orcas - BBC’s The Wonder of Animals [x]

Thanks to the 173 people who have signed so far. We still need a lot more signatures if we’re gonna do this thing - sign and SHARE the heck out of this! Write a quick message on their Facebook wall. Let’s make this happen!

  #petition    #blackfish    #seaworld    #swsd  
pyaripyarizindagi:

tokitaee:

stumpytheorca:

SoCal City Pass: Remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from your passes, and cut all ties!Tweet to them: @cityPASS Facebook them: X 
ps: tokitaee​  hope you don’t mind - feel free to use the gif!

Sign and share! Write them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

LOVE THE GIF! Folks, please keep signing and spreading the word!

pyaripyarizindagi:

tokitaee:

stumpytheorca:

SoCal City Pass: Remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from your passes, and cut all ties!

Tweet to them: @cityPASS 
Facebook them: X 

ps: tokitaee​  hope you don’t mind - feel free to use the gif!

Sign and share! Write them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

LOVE THE GIF! Folks, please keep signing and spreading the word!

pyaripyarizindagi:

tokitaee:

pyaripyarizindagi:

tokitaee:

stumpytheorca:

wiildfloweriinbloom:

pyaripyarizindagi:

Does anyone know if there’s already an existing petition or campaign for the SoCal CityPASS to remove SeaWorld from their package? If there isn’t, there really should be!

I love the SoCal CityPASS otherwise, because it gives you a 3-day park hopper to Disneyland/California Adventure and a day’s…

Guys, we’ve done great things - is this even possible? We would have to be asking them to cut ties with Seaworld by removing them from the pass, they would also have to decrease the price of said pass because it has one less park on it. I don’t really know if any antis will reblog to discuss this?

It would be great to do, I’m not personally familiar with the pass but sounds familiar to ones you can get here in the UK for theme parks.
The least we could do is see if its possible to have Seaworld put as an optional extra? that way only people wanting to go to the park would be giving money to seaworld.

Guys if there’s anything the “Blackfish effect” has shown us its that anything is possible. The least we could do is try! I’m connected to a couple organizations that have a decent following behind them, so if we make this a thing, I could ask for their help in spreading the word! Then there’s people like Naomi Rose, Samantha Berg, etc, who are pretty easy to get ahold of on social media. :)

I agree tokitaee and I love your optimism! My proposal is that we ask them to consider swapping out the SeaWorld option for some other Southern California attraction of similar value — like maybe the Six Flags Magic Mountain Theme Park or something like that? And then, yes, at the very least, have SeaWorld be an option that people can pay for only IF they choose to (although, in an ideal situation, it wouldn’t be an option at all). So, yes, at the very least, we can try. Can’t hurt, right? I would love to connect with you to discuss this in further detail. It would be awesome if you could tap into these resources you mentioned, and maybe we can start an official movement of some sort. It doesn’t have to happen immediately but just hopefully sometime in the not-too-distant future. 

Ch-ch-check it out yall https://www.change.org/p/socal-citypass-remove-seaworld-san-diego-as-an-option-from-your-passes-and-cut-all-ties

YAY! There is a petition! It seems kind of small…I think it would take a lot more than 100 signatures to make any sort of an impact on this issue, but this is at least a start. Please sign this, everyone!

I just made it today :) I’ve been spreading it all over the place so hopefully it’ll gain momentum soon!

stumpytheorca:

SoCal City Pass: Remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from your passes, and cut all ties!Tweet to them: @cityPASS Facebook them: X 
ps: tokitaee​  hope you don’t mind - feel free to use the gif!

Sign and share! Write them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

stumpytheorca:

SoCal City Pass: Remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from your passes, and cut all ties!

Tweet to them: @cityPASS 
Facebook them: X 

ps: tokitaee​  hope you don’t mind - feel free to use the gif!

Sign and share! Write them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

4thecetaceans:

City pass also has an Instagram! Please comment on their page to cut ties with seaworld San Diego!

Do it do it do it!

4thecetaceans:

City pass also has an Instagram! Please comment on their page to cut ties with seaworld San Diego!

Do it do it do it!