Irrawaddy Dolphin They're not your whales.
zeldathemes
They're not your whales.
22 year old nature lover, introvert, & fangirl.
I'm here to show why cetacean captivity for entertainment is cruel and outdated. You get to go home; they don't!
Adoptive mama to J35 Tahlequah
Sometimes I like to blow up your dash with Kiska, Keiko, Gudrun, & Toki ♥

Sorry I’ve been pretty inactive - I’m getting ready to start a game of DnD so most of my focus is on that. More whale stuff soon. :D

peace-love-insanity:

arsenalviolet:

huffingtonpost:

THIS DOG’S FINAL DAY PROVES WE SHOULD LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT’S OUR LAST

The Roberts family knew they had to put their beloved dog, Duke, to sleep after the cancer began to take over his body. So, they decided to make his final day on Earth his most special.

See more photos from Duke’s last day that will bring you to tears here.

Shit 😭😿💔

Fuck I’m crying.

This made me bawl. I don’t want to ever lose my precious babies. 😭

peaceloveandbrittana:

toddlers are essentially just drunk college kids

corkyii:

I like how Seaworld just straight up lies half the time and some people just go with it like no no no reevaluate your thinking please 

If a company HAS to lie to get the public to support them that means even they know that what actually goes on (such as lifespans) is wrong and that telling the truth is damaging, because the truth is ethically wrong

cute-whales:

sapiophilous:

panemoppression:

Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.

Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.

sign this or die

This is the most depressing creature I have ever laid eyes on.

fuel-up:

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." 
x Christopher McCandless in a letter to Ron Franz, April 1992

fuel-up:

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

x Christopher McCandless in a letter to Ron Franz, April 1992

  #favourite movie  

Marineland sucks for deer, too.

The deer enclosure at Marineland, Canada is a popular activity for families visiting the park. For a few bucks, kids can feed pellets to the deer.

Unfortunately, even the land animals at MLC don’t get proper care. The deer enclosure is one of the most commonly complained-about areas of the park. In this photo, you can see where the animals live. There is very little shade with no grass to speak of.
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The deer are always desperate for food, surrounding human visitors who have pellets and trying to steal it from their hands. (I personally know multiple friends who were injured as kids from deer trying to snatch up the food in a frenzy)
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Another common sight in the deer enclosure are injuries and just plain miserable-looking animals. Anyone who frequented MLC as a child can clearly remember seeing deer with open wounds, cuts, lumps, or other injuries left untreated.

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Former land animal care supervisor Jim Hammond spoke to the Toronto Star about the brutal methods used to put down animals who were too sick or hurt to bother with. According to Hammond, Marineland owner John Holer shot an injured deer in the head and left it twitching and convulsing on the ground. Hammond later had to use a dull knife to put the animal out of its misery for good.

“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.”


If you would like to join in the fight against Marineland or to learn more, please check out these sites:
Marineland: In Depth
Marineland Animal Defense
#SaveSmooshi

And remember; don’t buy a ticket. As long as this type of business remains lucrative, animals will continue to be abused in the name of entertainment.

  #marineland    #marineland canada    #mlc    #kiska    #deer    #animal abuse    #vegan    #vegetarian    #end captivity    #animals    #nature    #seaworld    #blackfish    #go vegan    #animal rights    #zoo  

c-cassandra:

my hair and i have a very complicated relationship </3

I love this post.

coffeeandkudzu:

tokitaee:

Can anyone explain to me what even just happened? I dont even know what everyone is fighting about!
Seriously the only reason I’m still here and put up with the monumental amount of crap is because I occasionally get anons telling me how I changed their beliefs or sparked their interest in cetacean welfare. If it weren’t for that, this would not be worth it at all.

I’ve taken the route of ignoring the fighting and going back to how I first nudged into this corner of tumblr — reblogging photographs of whales and posting my own content. This tumblr is one-third whales, one-third writing, and one-third personal moaning about law school, and I’m not about to clutter it up by reblogging people’s arguments and somehow giving endorsement to it. Give me pictures, give me facts, and give me honest-to-goodness debates, or I’m not touching it.

Don’t value your blog on how many anons you get or whatever — just do what I do and scroll scroll-scroll-past the walls of text. You were one of the first blogs I followed and your posts are informative. You’ve got quality material on your blog and I enjoy perusing it now and then.

Thanks so much, that means a lot!
Just gonna keep doing my thing, and hopefully people will screw their heads back on the right way soon.

themidnightclub:

freethecetaceans:

f0rthel0veofanimals:

emulgent:

randomandlost:

eskimochief:

captain-laura:

transparent-flowers:

mesopotamianchick:

anarcho-gallifreyan:

American soldiers teasing children with water in Iraq.

PLEASE SHARE.

SPREAD THIS SHIT EVERYWHERE.

FUCK THE MILITARY.

I wish I saw their faces so I could punch them

IM GONNA CRY IM SO ANGRY

Fucking disgusting

How can anyone be so evil? Ughhhh

Really you say fuck the millitary bc of one video you see online. Do you kno what its like to be there? Have you been there? How can you criticize someone that does a job alot of people dont have the guts to do? Is this how you show your respect for the men and women who have died for this country?

^^^ how are people so completely oblivious to the crimes of rape, torture and murder committed by these soldiers… it’s like, they dont even think before they buy into this heroic veteran deserving respect mentality. 

I couldn’t even watch this whole video… Angers and upsets me.

And yes, fuck the military…. My grandfather was drafted and apparently he witness men gang rapping an innocent girl like seriously the military fucking sucks.

This is fucked. And fuck the military because the military will do absolutely nothing about this. Or the rapes. Or the murders of innocents. My brother died in Iraq, so there are soldiers I respect, but fuck the military as a whole. Because this is bullshit

Wow.

This is what happens when you break a man down, teach him to hate, to kill, to not care… and then give him weapons.

Can anyone explain to me what even just happened? I dont even know what everyone is fighting about!
Seriously the only reason I’m still here and put up with the monumental amount of crap is because I occasionally get anons telling me how I changed their beliefs or sparked their interest in cetacean welfare. If it weren’t for that, this would not be worth it at all.

  #this is so fucking dumb    #this is tumblr    #not highschool    #post your shit and ignore everything else  

thespiritofyamato:

MOTHERFUCKERS COULDN’T GET ON WONDER WOMEN’S LEVEL 

blueeyebambi hahaha!

tempest1944:

orcadiva:

queenoftheshucks:

chaoticbanter:

catsbeaversandducks:

Comic by ©The Oatmeal

I laugh, but it’s frighteningly true

I can’t stop laughing

My kitty. Lol. Although she isn’t a biter

This is my Favion, for sure!!

buckybaddad:

kingtutty:

angfdz:

i just accidentally sent a pic of my pussy to my landlord. 

yo rent finna be low as hell

tokitaee

Lmao is this a suggestion for me??