cute-whales:

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. :/

whys he look like this?? is this old?? like jeez.. kyrrahaf that wound looks like he got shot with a beebee gun :U

cute-whales:

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. :/

whys he look like this?? is this old?? like jeez.. kyrrahaf
that wound looks like he got shot with a beebee gun :U

death by sleepy cats

death by sleepy cats

orcasorcas:

Two females and baby.

Source

freedomforwhales:

tokitaee:

freedomforwhales:

bathe-the-whales:

kittenfossils:

stainglassrose:

kittenfossils:

am i the only person that finds alcohol to taste disgusting?

yes?

okay

You’re not the only one, I think alcohol is gross

alcohol hates unite!

but seriously everyone boasts about how awesome it is and i’m here like

????

Mikes Hard Lemonade actually tastes like candy. It’s beer that I can’t fucking stand.

Yall I hate alcohol but I like drinking it lols

But at the same time I’m the biggest lightweight I drink like 3 mixed drinks and I’m totally gone. The only kind of shots I can do are jello shots only because they don’t taste like alcohol. Mike’s hard is really good! Try the blood orange, it tastes like soda!

Beer beer beer! Rolling Rock! I can’t really drink anything other than beer, except Malibu mixed with juice, or some wines….anything else is either too sweet or just plain nasty.

ewwwwww beer is the worst! The only beer I can drink is Bud light with lime (and that’s after I’ve had a few and my taste buds numb up hahaha)

Fruity drinks are where it’s at! My go to is a screwdriver bc it’s easy to make and accessible haha ;)

ohhh man haha come to straya ;P

Not a huge fan of the fruity drinks, some beers are nasty but you should try Coronas. Although at the end of the day I usually just get the $5 bottles of wine lol

Bent fins should be taken into consideration for captive orcas to be sure of their health? How does this make sense? To reiterate, my original question was how is the issue of bent fins an issue.
Anonymous

I already said that bent fins aren’t always caused by gravity.

Bent fins can also be caused by illness.

If illness is a possible cause of bent fins

then it should be taken into consideration when reviewing the health of captive orcas

Quick Question

lustafterlove:

So I work at one of Seaworld’s affiliate parks and we had protesters today. I just want to know how you care more about a ‘blackfish’ than you care about black people. 

Tillikum (or however you want to spell it) the killer whale has a record of being aggressive and lashing out and everybody points out it’s due to an environment that is unfit for him. That he was held in poor conditions and not treated in the manner in which he should have. Let us all raise hell and protest.

They unjustly profile, discriminate against, shoot, and outright kill black people and blacks are blamed for these actions taken against them…….

so our environment has nothing to do with it. The way we are treated has nothing to do with it.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait for your answer.

… I don’t even understand what you’re trying to say.

[…] as an animal was dying, I heard the music of the Shamu Show. Thousands of people were watching Shamu do tricks while we, unseen and unknown, were slitting the throat of a sea lion.
Krissy Dodge, former SeaWorld trainer, on the death a sea lion whose body had rejected the euthanasia injection. (via athanalexander)
hawkthewalk:

how to get me to watch a documentary: call it “biased” and put a weepy, PR-jargon-loaded defense of ur sketchy practices on ur corporate website

hawkthewalk:

how to get me to watch a documentary: call it “biased” and put a weepy, PR-jargon-loaded defense of ur sketchy practices on ur corporate website

fightingforwhales:

cute-whales:

seaslaverysucks:

It seems one of SeaWorld Orlando’s senior (highest ranking) killer whale trainers is resigning from his position. The comments are full of confusion from captivity supporters. Why Branden has chosen to leave SeaWorld, it is not yet clear. But, he is Facebook friends with John Hargrove, a former killer whale trainer who participated in Blackfish and has been outspoken against captivity ever since.
Whatever the reason, Branden should be respected for making this difficult decision.

Oh so it WAS something the company did.Damn. Hella curious as to what pushed him over the edge. It says a lot that he would just outright leave like that. Like it says a thousand bloody words.

!!!!! want details

fightingforwhales:

cute-whales:

seaslaverysucks:

It seems one of SeaWorld Orlando’s senior (highest ranking) killer whale trainers is resigning from his position. The comments are full of confusion from captivity supporters. Why Branden has chosen to leave SeaWorld, it is not yet clear. But, he is Facebook friends with John Hargrove, a former killer whale trainer who participated in Blackfish and has been outspoken against captivity ever since.

Whatever the reason, Branden should be respected for making this difficult decision.

Oh so it WAS something the company did.
Damn. Hella curious as to what pushed him over the edge. It says a lot that he would just outright leave like that. Like it says a thousand bloody words.

!!!!! want details