- Why does this morning have to come so soon? Going to bed at 9pm seemed like a good idea. Not so much at 2:30am when you’re wide awake! I figured I might as well brew some coffee and stay awake. Today is going to hurt later!
- The Top Six Ways SeaWorld Ruined Christmas December 2, 2014 SeaWorld will find nothing but coal in its Christmas stocking this year. Attendance is down, SeaWorld’s stock has tanked, and the documentary Blackfish is still making waves. Corporations such as Virgin America, STA Travel, Taco Bell, and Southwest Airlines have severed their ties to the company, and shareholders have slapped it with a lawsuit. SeaWorld won’t even enter its float in this year’s Rose Parade. The public is finding out that SeaWorld is the worst Grinch of all: Orca calves in the wild usually stay with their mothers for their entire lives. At SeaWorld, orca mothers and their babies are separated so the mothers can be turned into breeding machines and churn out future performers. The youngsters wail in anguish as they are forcibly taken away, and their mothers can do nothing but despair as their babies are separated from them forever. Wild orcas swim up to 100 miles a day and dive as deep as 1,000 feet. In SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, which are the equivalent of concrete bathtubs, all they can do is swim in endless circles in their own diluted urine. At least 37 orcas have died at U.S. SeaWorld facilities from causes ranging from severe trauma to intestinal gangrene, and 62 bottlenose dolphins have died at SeaWorld parks in the last 10 years alone, including 16 stillborn babies. 4. Five orcas who were kidnapped from their ocean homes and families have lived in SeaWorld’s cramped tanks for decades. ©Terrell C. Newby, Ph.D. 5. Corky was kidnapped from her family in 1969 when she was only 3 years old and has suffered seven forced pregnancies. None of her calves survived more than 46 days. Her last stillborn fetus was found at the bottom of her holding tank. 6. Even though wild orcas and dolphins are naturally devoted to their young, captivity can leave them utterly unable to cope. Mothers sometimes attack and kill their newborn calves. Give the orcas, dolphins, and other animals the best gift of all by refusing to buy a ticket to SeaWorld and spreading the word far and wide. — sources = wdc.com / seaworldofhurt.com . [Taken from @_against_abuse ]
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- Lolita is a Orca who is strong and who has a big loving heart. She’s a fighter. She’s been living in captivity for 43+ Years! Her life is in a very small concrete tank. Her companion, Hugo, killed himself banging in the glass concrete tank. If the SeaWorld cowboys didn’t round her up, She would be living in a Free and Wild environment. Instead of the miserable and lonely life she lives in now. Well, Im not giving up, She’s not giving up, Freedom is not giving up! Freedom is calling her name. She knows sometime that these humans will release her back to her natural environment with her family’s. Well, We have to fight hard and not give up on this beautiful intelligent being…Lolita! Comment if you love Lolita and also comment if you will attend The Free Lolita Miracle March. On the day of January 17, We activists will do a March for Lolita. Please attend this beautiful and inspiring day as we fight for the Freedom and Justice for Lolita. My Birthday is on January 17th and I’m very glad and honor to fight for the Freedom for Lolita. Lolita deserves to be Free! Please. Inform. Educate. Fight! Will you attend the greatest march in history…The Miracle March for Lolita, The Orca who overcame captivity!!