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Don't buy a ticket!

This is my anticaptivity-cetecean blog, where I post about the horrible conditions these animals have to live in!



You can go home after the show... they can't!
dreams-of-whales:

via Mackay Whale Watching

What a stressful morning!! Young I 103 from the I 15’s got caught in a gill net near Port Hardy. We monitored close by ready to assist. The young whale went under water covered in net for around 12 minutes. At the 4 minute mark the whole family I4, I 5 and their offspring dove down and stayed with it under water. The fisherman was quick thinking and pulled the net in reeling up 103. She was caught on her tail the rest of the net had been cut free possibly by her family when they were all under water. The fisherman was able to cut her loose and when she was freed she swam straight to her family. They took off towards Malcolm Island where thankfully research vessels were able to keep an eye on them to make sure she was ok. A very rare event that I have never seen. We were all happy to see her swim away it was something I personally never want to witness again. Many thanks to the fisherman for freeing her and saving her life.

dreams-of-whales:

via Mackay Whale Watching

What a stressful morning!! Young I 103 from the I 15’s got caught in a gill net near Port Hardy. We monitored close by ready to assist. The young whale went under water covered in net for around 12 minutes. At the 4 minute mark the whole family I4, I 5 and their offspring dove down and stayed with it under water. The fisherman was quick thinking and pulled the net in reeling up 103. She was caught on her tail the rest of the net had been cut free possibly by her family when they were all under water. The fisherman was able to cut her loose and when she was freed she swam straight to her family. They took off towards Malcolm Island where thankfully research vessels were able to keep an eye on them to make sure she was ok. A very rare event that I have never seen. We were all happy to see her swim away it was something I personally never want to witness again. Many thanks to the fisherman for freeing her and saving her life.

fightingforwhales:

hellothewhalessay:

dolfi 25-9-2010 155 by killerbeauty85 on Flickr.

i swear to god morgan has the biggest fucking eyes on any orca ever

fightingforwhales:

hellothewhalessay:

dolfi 25-9-2010 155 by killerbeauty85 on Flickr.

i swear to god morgan has the biggest fucking eyes on any orca ever

sugarbunnyboocakes:

tattoos—and—teacups:

A cry for help:
The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.
With your help, we can pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins.
We can all make a difference. If you would like your voices to be heard, please contact the respective representatives to tell them the massacre must stop!
Read below to see how you can help:
You can help directly support the Cove Guardians by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List.
Consider applying to be a Cove Guardian and joining their team in Taiji. This position requires dedication, time, and resources. You must pay for your travel, lodging, food, and all other personal expenses.
Application process: Send e-mail to coveguardian@seashepherd.org and express your interest.
You will be sent an information packet that includes links to the Onshore Volunteer Application and a supplemental questionnaire for Cove Guardians.
You will submit that package either by electronic or physical mail.
You will be notified if you are selected and provided more detailed information to help you in booking your travels to and stay in Japan.
Don’t buy a ticket! A ticket purchased to a dolphin show buys blood in Taiji
The captive dolphin entertainment industry makes a lot of money from dolphin suffering and death. The way to shut them down is to take the profit out of their operations. By ending the demand for their shows, we can sink them economically.
Do not support these entertainment venues. Terminate your season passes. Encourage your friends and family to stay away from them. Do not include them in your holiday packages or cruises. Contact the parks and let them know how you feel about dolphins kept in captivity. Educate others on the link between the captive dolphin industry and the Taiji dolphin slaughter. Do not participate in captive dolphin programs like “swimming with the dolphins”
The Ceta-Base “Phinventory” is a list of captive dolphins world wide.
Spread the Word
Follow Operation Infinite Patience on social media and share with your friends and family. Ask them to help us end this atrocity.
Contact the Authorities
Help us end the brutal Taiji dolphin slaughter by voicing your concerns to the authorities in Taiji as well as the Japanese Embassy, US Embassy to Japan, US and Japanese Ambassadors to the UN, and the US Senate members of the Committee on Foreign Relations.
PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe Cabinet Office, Government of Japan 1-6-1 Nagata-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN +81-3-5253-2111
Website: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html
Japanese Embassies Worldwide: Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan: List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan
US Embassy in Japan: Caroline Kennedy – Ambassador of the United States to Japan Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000 Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862 Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan Please thank Caroline Kennedy for her defense of the dolphins
Japanese UN Representatives: H.E. Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp
H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki – Deputy Representative of Japan to the UN japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp
United States UN Representative: Samantha Power - US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power’s Twitter United States Mission to the United Nations Contact Form
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division: E0717001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp Telephone: +81-73-441-3010 Fax: +81-73-432-4124
International Whaling Commission (IWC) The Red House, 135 Station Road, Impington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87 Email: secretariat@iwcoffice.org
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP) UNEP/CMS Secretariat Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn, Germany Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401 Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449 Email: secretariat@cms.int
 Hotel Dolphin Resort/Dolphin Base:
Telephone: +81-0735-59-3514 Fax: +81-0735-59-2810
 Japan Fisheries Public Content Form: Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
 WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums secretariat@waza.org
 IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association info@imata.org
*SIGNAL BOOST*

sugarbunnyboocakes:

tattoos—and—teacups:

A cry for help:

The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.

With your help, we can pressure Japan to end this cruel and destructive slaughter of dolphins.

We can all make a difference. If you would like your voices to be heard, please contact the respective representatives to tell them the massacre must stop!

Read below to see how you can help:

You can help directly support the Cove Guardians by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List.

Consider applying to be a Cove Guardian and joining their team in Taiji. This position requires dedication, time, and resources. You must pay for your travel, lodging, food, and all other personal expenses.

Application process: Send e-mail to coveguardian@seashepherd.org and express your interest.

You will be sent an information packet that includes links to the Onshore Volunteer Application and a supplemental questionnaire for Cove Guardians.

You will submit that package either by electronic or physical mail.

You will be notified if you are selected and provided more detailed information to help you in booking your travels to and stay in Japan.

Don’t buy a ticket!
A ticket purchased to a dolphin show buys blood in Taiji

The captive dolphin entertainment industry makes a lot of money from dolphin suffering and death. The way to shut them down is to take the profit out of their operations. By ending the demand for their shows, we can sink them economically.

Do not support these entertainment venues. Terminate your season passes. Encourage your friends and family to stay away from them. Do not include them in your holiday packages or cruises. Contact the parks and let them know how you feel about dolphins kept in captivity. Educate others on the link between the captive dolphin industry and the Taiji dolphin slaughter. Do not participate in captive dolphin programs like “swimming with the dolphins”

The Ceta-Base “Phinventory” is a list of captive dolphins world wide.

Spread the Word

Follow Operation Infinite Patience on social media and share with your friends and family. Ask them to help us end this atrocity.

Contact the Authorities

Help us end the brutal Taiji dolphin slaughter by voicing your concerns to the authorities in Taiji as well as the Japanese Embassy, US Embassy to Japan, US and Japanese Ambassadors to the UN, and the US Senate members of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN
Prime Minister Shinzo- Abe
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
1-6-1 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. 100-8914 JAPAN
+81-3-5253-2111

Website: http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html
Online comment form #1: https://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/forms/comment_ssl.html
Online comment form #2: https://form.cao.go.jp/kokusai/en_opinion-0001.html

Japanese Embassies Worldwide:
Websites of Japanese Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Missions

List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan:
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan

US Embassy in Japan:
Caroline Kennedy – Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Telephone: 011-81-3-3224-5000
Fax: 011-81-3-3505-1862
Send E-mail to the U.S. Embassy in Japan
Please thank Caroline Kennedy for her defense of the dolphins

Japanese UN Representatives:
H.E. Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp

H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki – Deputy Representative of Japan to the UN
japan.mission@dn.mofa.go.jp

United States UN Representative:
Samantha Power - US Ambassador to the UN
Samantha Power’s Twitter
United States Mission to the United Nations Contact Form

US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Wakayama Prefecture Office, Fishery Division:
E0717001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp
Telephone: +81-73-441-3010
Fax: +81-73-432-4124

International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The Red House,
135 Station Road,
Impington,
Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB24 9NP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 233 971
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 232 87
Email: secretariat@iwcoffice.org

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) / Convention on Migratory Species (CMP)
UNEP/CMS Secretariat
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel: (+49 228) 815 2401
Fax: (+49 228) 815 2449
Email: secretariat@cms.int

Hotel Dolphin Resort/Dolphin Base:

Telephone: +81-0735-59-3514
Fax: +81-0735-59-2810

Japan Fisheries Public Content Form:
Contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

WAZA: The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
secretariat@waza.org

IMATA: The International Marine Mammal Trainers’ Association
info@imata.org

*SIGNAL BOOST*

sayonaraseaworld:

br-eeezy:

here is the link to blackfish if anyone’s interested 

Quick, easy way to share Blackfish with anyone who hasn’t seen it.  Please share & reblog.  Keep the ball rolling, everyone!  

-smidy-:

passion4killerwhales:

As much as I dislike SW,  I always liked this photo for some reason.

Yah it is a very pretty pic..

-smidy-:

passion4killerwhales:

As much as I dislike SW, I always liked this photo for some reason.

Yah it is a very pretty pic..

fightingforwhales:

caong:

cetacean-captivity:

I got mad and made a thing. 

Oh yes.

Captivity is all fine and dandy.

I mean it’s not like removing animals from the wild has negative effects on the remaining population or anything.

Or directly contributes to the suffering of many animals that are kept in sub standard conditions.

I think what people tend to forget is that the majority of captive facilities ARE NOT LIKE SEAWORLD. The majority of captive cetaceans across the globe are kept in absolutely atrocious conditions. So when y’all go round saying “Captivity is fine”, you might be talking about SW or Marineland Antibes or whatever, but they are not representative of what the majority of facilities are like.

It’s time y’all realised that.

I really loved this until I saw the “CAPTIVITY IS NOT A PROBLEM!” part.

Yes, it is a problem.

Pff CC you always amaze me with your fucking ignorance ;D

sarakobus:

Had this cutie at work tonight. He just learned how to pick up his ears 😍

beachguurl:

the-shark-blog:

The truth about shark finning and shark fin soup: 

1. Sharks are harmful to humans. We are better off without them.

Although occassionally someone does get injured or killed by a shark, the number who do is actually incredibly small. You are sixteen times more likely to be hit by lightning than to be bitten by a shark. Although the number of human deaths caused by shark attacks is very small, these incidents are widely reported in the press due to their sensational and unusual nature. Sharks also have an image problem, partly because of films like Jaws, but also because they don’t have the “cutesy” factor that animals like dolphins and pandas do. Also – contrary to popular belief – only a very few species of shark ever attack humans – the others are totally harmless.

The idea that we might be “better off without sharks” betrays a detachment from nature and lack of understanding of how it works. In the natural world, all elements of an ecosystem are interconnected, and depend on each other in one way or another. Start taking away the “bricks” that hold up that ecosystem, and sooner or later it is going to collapse. This is particularly true in the case of top predators, such as most species of shark. Top predators act as the caretakers of their environment, picking off the weak and sick of smaller species, helping to ensure strong and healthy populations and a balanced ecosystem.

2. We live on the land. Who cares what happens in the oceans?

Although we live on land, we are not detached from it. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean. Oceans contain 99% of the Earth’s living space and a huge amount of biodiversity. Scientists believe that there are approximately 240,000 marine species. We also rely on the oceans for much of our food. If we do not practice sustainable fishing methods and manage marine resources responsibly, we will leave an impoverished ocean for future generations. The fact that sharks have existed for 400 million years is testament to their success as a top predator and an ocean caretaker. If sharks are doing such a great job looking after the oceans maybe we should make sure that they are able to continue doing it!

3. If you ban the trade in shark fins, it will just lead to a black market trade.

While it is possible that some black market trade in shark fins may continue, as it has with ivory, it is extremely unlikely that the scale of trade after a ban would be as high as it is now. While large numbers of people are willing to risk punishment for the consumption of drugs, it is very doubtful that they would be willing to do this for the “pleasure” of a menu choice. Despite people’s best efforts, there will always be those who will stop at nothing for material gain, but the response of responsible society should be to take all the measures it can to stamp out activities that are detrimental to other species and the planet. A black market in slavery still exists in some parts of the world – does that mean it should not have been abolished?

Read the rest of the facts here

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this is so fcking sick !!!!!!
jenrichardsart:

ODONTOCETES! The next in my series of diverse marine silhouettes features several species of toothed whale. Read my blog post to see why I made the species choices I did.
Prints, shirts, mugs, and phone cases are available!

jenrichardsart:

ODONTOCETES! The next in my series of diverse marine silhouettes features several species of toothed whale. Read my blog post to see why I made the species choices I did.

Prints, shirts, mugs, and phone cases are available!

tastefullyoffensive:

[threepanelsoul]