Irrawaddy Dolphin They're not your whales.
zeldathemes
They're not your whales.
22 year old whale lover.
I'm here to show why cetacean captivity for entertainment is cruel and outdated. Also sharing my real life adventures protesting against Marineland Canada. Shut it down!
Adoptive mama to J35 Tahlequah
Sometimes I like to blow up your dash with Kiska, Keiko, Gudrun, & Toki ♥
betheirvoiceseathechange:

tokitaee:

shitprocapssay:

…And here, children, we have a pro cap once again placing their own selfish feelings of humanity onto Orcas because they think it’s cute or funny. 
As the pro cap so childishly describes, Nalani begins to display a stereotypical behavior of chewing on the pool walls. Not only is this dangerous because she could possibly ingest some chipped paint from doing so, Nalani is wearing down her teeth, which if done enough, she will expose the pulp of her tooth and have to have them painfully drilled out without anesthesia.
But who cares about her extreme neurotic boredom so that she is driven to start gnawing on the pool walls?! It’s cute, right?!
These are not naughty puppies chewing on your shoes. These are intelligent animals displaying signs of mental unwellness, and they should be treated as such. This is not cute. Stop being selfish and see the fucking problem here.
Learn more about stereotypical behavior in cetaceans

I HATE this shit

It’s nerdy nalani lolol that’s so awkward that I knew who it was…

Yeah I figured as much, lol, people are always treating these killer whales like cute little cartoon characters. When I see it I want to barf. Is every pro cap 13 years old or something?

betheirvoiceseathechange:

tokitaee:

shitprocapssay:

…And here, children, we have a pro cap once again placing their own selfish feelings of humanity onto Orcas because they think it’s cute or funny. 

As the pro cap so childishly describes, Nalani begins to display a stereotypical behavior of chewing on the pool walls. Not only is this dangerous because she could possibly ingest some chipped paint from doing so, Nalani is wearing down her teeth, which if done enough, she will expose the pulp of her tooth and have to have them painfully drilled out without anesthesia.

But who cares about her extreme neurotic boredom so that she is driven to start gnawing on the pool walls?! It’s cute, right?!

These are not naughty puppies chewing on your shoes. These are intelligent animals displaying signs of mental unwellness, and they should be treated as such. This is not cute. Stop being selfish and see the fucking problem here.

Learn more about stereotypical behavior in cetaceans

I HATE this shit

It’s nerdy nalani lolol that’s so awkward that I knew who it was…

Yeah I figured as much, lol, people are always treating these killer whales like cute little cartoon characters. When I see it I want to barf. Is every pro cap 13 years old or something?

shitprocapssay:

…And here, children, we have a pro cap once again placing their own selfish feelings of humanity onto Orcas because they think it’s cute or funny. 
As the pro cap so childishly describes, Nalani begins to display a stereotypical behavior of chewing on the pool walls. Not only is this dangerous because she could possibly ingest some chipped paint from doing so, Nalani is wearing down her teeth, which if done enough, she will expose the pulp of her tooth and have to have them painfully drilled out without anesthesia.
But who cares about her extreme neurotic boredom so that she is driven to start gnawing on the pool walls?! It’s cute, right?!
These are not naughty puppies chewing on your shoes. These are intelligent animals displaying signs of mental unwellness, and they should be treated as such. This is not cute. Stop being selfish and see the fucking problem here.
Learn more about stereotypical behavior in cetaceans

I HATE this shit

shitprocapssay:

…And here, children, we have a pro cap once again placing their own selfish feelings of humanity onto Orcas because they think it’s cute or funny. 

As the pro cap so childishly describes, Nalani begins to display a stereotypical behavior of chewing on the pool walls. Not only is this dangerous because she could possibly ingest some chipped paint from doing so, Nalani is wearing down her teeth, which if done enough, she will expose the pulp of her tooth and have to have them painfully drilled out without anesthesia.

But who cares about her extreme neurotic boredom so that she is driven to start gnawing on the pool walls?! It’s cute, right?!

These are not naughty puppies chewing on your shoes. These are intelligent animals displaying signs of mental unwellness, and they should be treated as such. This is not cute. Stop being selfish and see the fucking problem here.

Learn more about stereotypical behavior in cetaceans

I HATE this shit

jewist:

Guys this no-kill animal shelter in Illinois, USA is going to be shut down unless the raise $5,000 by August 1st which is in 3 days. They have raised $3,320 so far but are still not at their goal. PLEASE donate any amount of money to help keep this no-kill shelter alive. And please reblog this post to spread the word.

Here is a link to where you can donate:
http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/newton-county-dogs/208762

fightingforwhales:

Okay but when you think about it, captivity is one of the the most selfish things you could support when it comes to animals.

Taking an orca or dolphin out of its natural habitat and making it perform stupid fucking tricks so people can have a “connection” with them?

Who said you have to have a connection with animals? What gives you the right to ruin their lives so you can feel special? Fuck that.

violentfille:

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violentfille:

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b3n3aththesurfac3:

What’s Wrong With Captivity?

"The Humane Society of the United States opposes keeping whales and dolphins in captivity, for public display, for shows, because there’s just no way that a facility can provide for these animals. Their environment is so alien to ours that in the end what you end up with, is a sterile environment for them in captivity." - Dr. Naomi Rose, Marine Mammalogist (read more)

It’s unnatural.

  • Wild dolphins can swim over 40 miles per day; killer whales anywhere from 50 to 100 miles per day. They can’t do that in the confines of a small, concrete tank unless you expect them to swim thousands of laps a day. Even in the largest captive facilities, dolphins have access to less than 1/10,000 of 1% (0.000001%) of the space available to them in their natural environment.
  • The ocean is a vast, rich and ever-changing environment - when you remove them and put them in a captive environment with no texture, no complexity, you take away their need to use echolocation - their hearing is their most important sense, and in an empty, barren concrete tank with four walls they have no need to use it. Purposefully and knowingly taking away what comes as second nature to these animals way of life is completely inhumane.
  • Cetaceans in captivity eventually begin to present stereotypical behavior, which is either useless/non-beneficial or self-harming. These behaviors are repetitive, and are believed to be used by the animal in an attempt to relieve anxiety and stress caused by an inadequate environment.
  • Animals that don’t get along also exhibit hyper aggression, and sometimes this results in death. In captivity, they cannot escape their attacker. In the wild they have miles and miles of space to get away.

So much death.

  • The annual mortality rate of captive killer whales is 2.5 times higher than that of their wild counterparts.
  • At least 144 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961 (including Pascuala and Morgan).125 of them are now deceased. In total, 159 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves.
  • Dolphins are not immune to death from the captive display industry either. While it is now illegal to capture and import wild killer whales/dolphins into the United States, Japan still captures and kills thousand of dolphins in the infamous cove in Taiji every single year. What does this have to do with captivity? They sell numerous dolphins to aquariums around the globe, and the rest are slaughtered. If they didn’t have aquaria to sell to, these hunts would be useless, as they claim to slaughter the rest for meat - which is poisonous and harmful to humans anyway. (Click here to find out who buys Taiji Dolphins, and here to learn more)
  • There has only been 1 killer whale inflicted human injury recorded in the wild, ever. There have been over 100 incidents between killer whales and humans in captivity, as well as 4 human deaths which were caused directly by captive killer whales.

Marine parks like Sea World have zero respect for the social bonds between a mother and her calf.

  • It is a well known fact throughout the scientific community that the majority of killer whales in the wild stay with their mothers and other family members for life. In some populations, should they choose to leave their mother, they always return to her after a short period of time. Many killer whales, (both as young calves shortly after nursing and as young adults) have been removed from their mothers in both the wild and captivity and sent to different parks, without any chance of return. The amount of stress and anxiety this causes to both the calf and the mother is insurmountable, especially because this is completely unnatural and would never happen by choice in the wild. Here is a list of mother/calf separations directly caused by the captive industry.

It’s for profit, and does nothing to benefit wild animals.

  • Sea World Parks and Entertainment is the most successful company of marine parks that display killer whales in the world. They generated $77.4 million dollars in revenue in 2012. Sea World claims to base their business and shows on conservation and rescuing and protecting wild populations of animals. For every million dollars Sea World makes, they only spend $600 dollars on conservation. If you think your ticket is helping wild animals, you are sorely mistaken - that’s roughly 5 cents per ticket. Where’s the rest of the money going? From the look of their tanks, not back to the killer whale habitats.
  • Their scientific research is inaccurate or outdated, and after 50 years they have only produced 50 papers. One paper per year from an institution that has killer whales and dolphins in front of them daily, and claims to be at the forefront of marine mammal research and study? This is unacceptable, and only further proves that marine parks care about one thing, and one thing only: $MONEY$

If you truly care about whales and dolphins, do not buy a ticket, do not take yourself or your family to any marine parks that house these animals. There are so many other amusement parks and fun alternatives to watching highly intelligent, social animals flip for dead fish in a concrete pool. Follow me here as I try my best to expose what really goes on in the daily lives of these helpless victims of a blatantly abusive and cruel commercial experiment.

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special thanks to youresuchatwat for the amazing .gif skills <3

fromseatoshiningsea1:

Lolita has lives in a tiny tank for 50 years. Please. Please. please. Sign this and contact Miami Seaquarium.

Make this go viral! 😘😄

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freecocaine:

The pure fact that this doesn’t even need a title or a description or anything speaks volumes. I mean look at the number of notes this has. There are so few people who don’t recognize it. And the song itself just gives you chills. It’s so magical.

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IM CRYING THIS WAS MY EXACT REACTION

  #i love it    #sad    #but happy  

My favourite thing is reading people’s comments at the bottom of the page. It makes me happy to see people caring about Kiska. Please sign and share!

  #kiska    #marineland    #petition    #signal boost    #blackfish  
agonoszikred:

I HGAVE TOE SAVE TEhe priNCESS

agonoszikred:

I HGAVE TOE SAVE TEhe priNCESS

countryff4171:

Dat mane tho

countryff4171:

Dat mane tho

co-ver:

Video games are great, they let you try your craziest fantasies. For example, on the sims, you can have a job and a house

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA *cries because real life is so hard*

jumpingjacktrash:

mr-fucking-ribbit:

There are weird animes

But then there is Daily Lives of highshool boys

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i need to watch this immediately

Haha! blueeyebambi

kanduvii:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

0ceanspirit:

kanduvii:

if something happens to kiska i will probably cry for two weeks

This. I know so many of us will…

I don’t get sad I get fucking angry. I will rage more against captivity.

i honestly don’t even want to be right about her being so sick!! i know we are, the signs are all there, but i would rather she hang on long enough for her to be sent somewhere that will at least not let her die slowly in her own solitude

Don’tttt ugh I don’t even wanna think about it. :( The sweet girl deserves so much better