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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!
passion4killerwhales:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

JUST KEEP BREEDING, JUST KEEP BREEDING,
WHAT DO WE DO WE BREED BREED BREED
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Wow! This is a POWERFUL photo

passion4killerwhales:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

JUST KEEP BREEDING, JUST KEEP BREEDING,

WHAT DO WE DO WE BREED BREED BREED

x

Wow! This is a POWERFUL photo

4thecetaceans:

lightsaberarmedmuggle:

Tili- October 25, 2013
Look how sterile the environment is. There’s nothing. No toys,

The tank is so shallow :(

4thecetaceans:

lightsaberarmedmuggle:

Tili- October 25, 2013

Look how sterile the environment is. There’s nothing. No toys,

The tank is so shallow :(

4thecetaceans:

I made this, and want to see how many notes…

4thecetaceans:

I made this, and want to see how many notes…

This is a tumblr hug. Pass it on to at least your ten favorite followers and please don't break the chain. :)

Thank you so much <3

Goodbye

i-love-orcas:

I’m saying goodbye today, for the rest of my life. Tomorrow I’ll be gone and I’ll never come back. Life is simply to hard for me to handle, I am sorry. I will miss everyone but don’t be sad, don’t cry. Goodbye.

What no! Please, you are one of my favorite persons on here. I would miss you really really badly, please. Can’t we talk about it? :(

  #i-love-orcas  
tycols:

the four horseman of the apocalypse

tycols:

the four horseman of the apocalypse

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

Anonymous

freedomforwhales:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

This isn’t cetacean related but it’s right on the money. This series is absolutely sick.

trynottodrown:

griseus:

AMAZON RIVER DOLPHINS THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION

(warning, strong images)

This illegal, immoral and cruel killing spree has been drastically affecting pink river dolphin populations in the Amazon. There are confirmed cases of hunters specialized in killing these dolphins catching over 20 animals per sortie. These poachers sell their meat to riverside community members, who use it to fish.

These dolphins are being killed to be used as bait for a necrophage catfish locally known in Brazil as piracatinga, or urubú-d’água (water vulture). However, this fish is sold under false names such as douradinha in Brazil and capaz in Colombia, conning consumers into buying a product they don’t know.  Tons of piracatinga are captured annually using pink dolphin meat. Consequently, the volume of this fish found in Brazilian markets has been increasing exponentially in the past few years.

The pink river dolphin, or boto (Inia geoffrensis) is the largest river dolphin in the world and can live up to 50 years. Despite their longevity, they have low reproductive rates and have a long period in which they care for their young. This makes its existence fragile when confronted with the constant threat of poachers.

The boto is closely related to marine dolphins and is totally adapted to the Amazonian environment. Not only is it essential for the ecological balance in the Amazon river basin, it is also an important character in regional folklore.

If these fishing practices continue, it is estimated that over 2500 pink dolphins will be killed per year in some regions of the Amazon, meaning this species may disappear in the not-so-distant future.

It is estimated that in some regions of the Amazon, 2500 botos have been killed every year. These numbers and the situation are as alarming as when the dolphin killing spree in Japan that caused so much uproar occurred.

The plight of the river dolphin is even more serious given their already-dwindling numbers. An increase in boat traffic has hit the population hard, as the naturally inquisitive creatures draw close to boats and are injured by the propellers.

Rising mercury levels in the water are also thought to have contributed to their decline, especially near gold mines where mercury is used as part of the mining process. Some of the creatures also die after becoming entangled in fishing lines.

But their almost mythical reputation in the Amazon region makes their slaughter even harder to understand.

Legend has it that the dolphin, known as a Boto, turns into a handsome man by night who seduces girls, impregnates them, and then returns to the river in the morning. Local folklore says that it is bad luck to kill a dolphin, and that if a person makes eye-contact with one of the animals, they will have nightmares for life.

this is terrible and sorry if the images really bother anyone…going to attach the petition from the site here: Sign our petition on Change.org! Click here!

 

tokitaee:

imageSeriously guys, I think this is the end of the road for Marineland. It won’t be long now.

mojavedolphins:

Looking for cetacean anticaps to follow :) like/reblog this plz

looking for complete cetacean blogs. If you really want my personal, msg an maybe I’ll give it to you~