NY Senator Greg Ball has proposed a new bill prohibiting the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.
“The legislation (S6613) was introduced after the documentary “Blackfish” highlighted the captivity and confinement of Tilikum, an orca whale that has been in confinement for the past 30 years. Large marine animals, such as orca whales, can develop health issues and become agitated from living in the confined spaces that aquariums and sea parks offer.
Senator Greg Ball hopes to pass the legislation on the 4th Annual Animal Advocacy Day, which will be hosted on May 28th in the New York State Capitol Building. The free, bipartisan event is open to the public and will enable animal supporters to network, share information and lobby their legislators to raise awareness of the need to protect pets and people from abuse.”
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Dear followers, this is huge! I am so passionate about this and it would mean the world to me if every one of you would take the time to sign the petition linked above! Please and thank you!!
The problem here is that this doesn’t solve anything! The animals already in facilities can’t be humanely released or even put in sea pens (which are really expensive to maintain). So while a nice idea, not really workable, and it focuses more on catharsis than feasible scenarios,
I’m going to go ahead and quote this post below because it’s my feelings on the matter. The large majority of anticap people are educated and understand literally freeing ALL the whales would be completely stupid, as it is with any animal raised in captivity and then released much later in life. Most likely the petition would approach it the way I outline below, not make it illegal tomorrow and release all the whales into the bay willy-nilly. Likely in practice it would make it illegal after a certain date or point, with provisions in place that existing animals would be on a case-by-case basis on what to do.
I personally would like to see sea pens used for orcas that we know would not survive in the wild anymore (“expensive” isn’t an excuse for seaworld, that makes almost in the two digit-three digit millions EVERY given year give or take, off the backs of their currently held orcas and dolphins) and then subsequently the breeding program halted, so we don’t HAVE this issue anymore. Let the existing whales live out their lives in relatively more comfort than they are in now, which is pretty much a glorified fishbowl.
I care MUCH less about the hit to Seaworld (for instance since they’re a huge offender) and other company’s wallets and more about them doing the smallest SLIVER of right by their animals that they profess to care about
‘I don’t know why a lot of pro-caps think we just want to fling all the captive orcas into the ocean and let them fend for themselves. We’re not stupid. We know that won’t work.
We know that captive born orcas would have a small chance of surviving on their own. Some of the wild caught ones might have some trouble as well because they’ve been in captivity for long.
But that’s not an excuse to keep them locked in tanks for the rest of their lives. Sea pens are a much healthier option for whales that are unable to survive on their own in the wild. They would have an endless amount of fresh, real seawater (none of that nasty chlorine). They would be in their natural habitat. They would be able to hear other orcas, and maybe even interact with them.
Even if the orcas couldn’t be released, they could, perhaps, go on supervised “walks” outside their pens to explore, just like Keiko did.
Some procaps like to say, “Oh that’s so expensive!!” Yes, it is expensive. But guess what? Marine parks make tons of money. They could pay for them.
I know sea pens aren’t perfect, but they’re a hell of a lot better than the lifeless, chlorinated tanks the orcas are in now.’
So actually yes, were this to pass it would start to solve a hell of a lot.
• This is too bad, the extinction of a species carries a high environmental consequence, we need not take it lightly, we must protect species such as the tiger, if we are not serious consequences.
Today is the day for polar bears!
Join in and show your support by taking action on reducing your carbon footprint and raising awareness on polar bears. Feeling like a challenge? Have a go at Polar Bears International’s Thermostat Challenge and let them know how you get on!
What will you be doing today to help polar bears?
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited SeaWorld Orlando for violating the Animal Welfare Act, namely for keeping expired veterinary materials and for neglecting to repair dislodged and crumbling rubber flooring which animals walk on during performances at the park.
The citations are the result of a January 13, 2014 inspection, records of which were just obtained by PETA. During the most recent inspection, dozens of expired surgical sutures were found in the park’s surgery room which can lead to life-threatening infections in the animals.
SeaWorld had be issued a citation in 2007 for the same rubber flooring issue and the park was cited in 2013 for failing to keep a dolphin tank and an area surrounding an orca performance tank in a safe condition.
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If any vegan could take in this cow and give her a great home that’s be nice. She’s located in North Idaho and is being sold for slaughter.
signal boost!!!“she needs to go in someone else’s freezer not mine” UGH
"she has been our pet".. what the fuck dude? You absolute piece of shit.
What the fuck, people disgust me.
Save this baby
No Smoking by Rebecca Jackrel
It’s estimated that Albatross bring up to 5 tons of marine debris to Midway Atoll every year. The parents mistake colorful bits of plastic for squid, fish and fish eggs, bringing home a terrible meal for their chicks. Small jagged bits can cause perforations in the stomach which lead to death. Larger pieces can fill a chicks stomach so they literally starve with a full stomach.
Cigarette lighters are possibly the easiest bits of debris to identify. After collecting lighters from around the island I set this shot up near the old fuel farm. After I was done we picked up all of the lighters and biologist Wayne Sentman brought them to the mainland to be used in artwork - the chick didn’t eat a single one.
Please look for these symbols when you shop! You are saving animals from torture and death, when you purchase cruelty free products.
If you love elephants
don’t go to the circus
don’t go to the zoo
don’t ride one in Thailand
don’t pay to see an elephant paint a picture
don’t be a face in the crowd of a parade where the elephants walk in chains
don’t be fooled by mahouts who claim to “love” the elephant they “train” with violence
& for the love of god don’t buy a fucking IVORY necklace???
educate yourself and don’t be fooled by the tourism industry
this is nothing but animal cruelty.