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fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:

ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:

Captures of Wild Orcas

Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity

Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans

Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity

Statements from Wild Orca Scientists

Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers

Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers

Aggression Between Captive Orcas

The Issue of Lolita the Orca

Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale

Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk

Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity

PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)

Statements from SeaWorld

Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes

http://bathe-the-whales.tumblr.com/post/97918304965/oh-look-portland-police-get-a-new-15-million

bathe-the-whales:

Oh look, Portland police get a new $15 million training facility.

$ 1 5 M I L L I O N

$15 MILLION THAT COULD HAVE GONE TOWARDS SCHOOLS THAT ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING

ONE HIGH SCHOOL CLOSED DOWN TWO YEARS AGO AND IT MADE MY STUPID HIGH SCHOOL SO OVERCROWDED AND THEN ALL OF THE GOOD SCHOOLS ARE IN…

Would their instructors be from Ferguson perhaps?

odins-one-eyed-fuck:

imnotkanyewest:

OKAY. OKAY. WHAT THE UNHOLY HELL. OH GOD I’M SO MAD. HANG ON LOOK, KEEP READING THIS AND I PROMISE I’LL BE MORE CALM.

In 2012, a 17-year-old boy named T.J. Lane killed three fellow classmates in a school shooting, and was sentenced to life in jail. But wait, that’s not the worst part. This kid pulled a few nasty stunts to really show how much of a pathetic monstrosity he is. In the courtroom during his trial, he took off his more formal clothing to reveal a white undershirt with the word “KILLER” crudely written on it. He was smiling and laughing while the case progressed through the day. And to top it off, when he was finally sentenced [to life in prison], he turned to the families of the victims he killed, and said, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. F—- all of you,” before flicking them off. As if this sick waste of human life couldn’t get any more disgusting.

AND NOW, FOR THE DAMN KICKER: This vile animal has somehow managed to fucking escape prison with a fellow inmate, and is currently on the run. I urge any and all of you to spread this info around and be fully aware of the tragedy this vermin has caused. He must be found and apprehended as soon as possible, and if I’ve made anyone more aware, I’ve helped this cause.

I WANT HIM OFF THE STREETS AND AWAY FROM EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW INFURIATED I AM. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY OBSCENE LANGUAGE BUT I’M PISSED OFF AT THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THIS IS ONLY ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN.

And there’s also the part where a MURDERER and his jail buddy is on the loose, spread his face and stay on your guard

So…. why life imprisonment where we (society) literally pay to support this person for the rest of his life who obviously does not deserve such care?  

Money that would be better spent:

feeding the hungry..

housing the homeless…

clothing the needy…

or over a dozen other things.

The only correct way to deal with is to put down this rabid animal like would be done to any other (non-human) rabid animal because it is considered the humane thing to do… except with humans for some silly reason.

tokitaee:

cetacean-lover:

tokitaee:

freedomforwhales:

seaslaverysucks:

yawhaleskyphotos:

Dining With Shamu
please do not re-post/use without permission. DO NOT remove watermark.

Those teeth, that banged-up rostrum, the wound… :(

Just a couple of the detrimental physical effects of captivity being displayed here. :(

Is it just my computer screen, or are there what look like rakes/scars on his eyepatch and the chin area?

I see the ones in his eye path but not the one on his chin

Try tilting your screen back a bit. Gosh this picture makes me so sad. Look at his eye. :/

and ‘peanut head’ too.
Zoom Info
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Nikon D5200
ISO
160
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/400th
Focal Length
105mm

tokitaee:

cetacean-lover:

tokitaee:

freedomforwhales:

seaslaverysucks:

yawhaleskyphotos:

Dining With Shamu

please do not re-post/use without permission. DO NOT remove watermark.

Those teeth, that banged-up rostrum, the wound… :(

Just a couple of the detrimental physical effects of captivity being displayed here. :(

Is it just my computer screen, or are there what look like rakes/scars on his eyepatch and the chin area?

I see the ones in his eye path but not the one on his chin

Try tilting your screen back a bit. Gosh this picture makes me so sad. Look at his eye. :/

and ‘peanut head’ too.

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