The Blue World Project does not address the issues of broken teeth, collapsed dorsal fins, diminished quality of life, social strife, and shortened lifespans, all of which are caused by captivity.
Jeffrey Ventre (via seaslaverysucks)
deepblueseawhales:

Orcas (by jleisfotos)

fightingforwhales:

There’s a very big difference between building bigger pools so existing orcas can have more room to move and building bigger pools so you have more room to breed orcas.

What’s the point in building bigger tanks if they’re just going to overcrowd them? -.-

huffingtonpost:

SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It’s only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here’s why.
1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best. Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and who doesn’t), you don’t like SeaWorld.
2. Wall Street has turned on SeaWorld. The stock is down over the last year by 45% and $1.6 billion in market cap has evaporated. You can sometimes fight City Hall, but it’s nearly impossible to fight Wall Street. And Wall Street is done with SeaWorld.
For all the reason’s about the end of SeaWorld read the full article here.

huffingtonpost:

SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It’s only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here’s why.

1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best. Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and who doesn’t), you don’t like SeaWorld.

2. Wall Street has turned on SeaWorld. The stock is down over the last year by 45% and $1.6 billion in market cap has evaporated. You can sometimes fight City Hall, but it’s nearly impossible to fight Wall Street. And Wall Street is done with SeaWorld.

For all the reason’s about the end of SeaWorld read the full article here.

fightingforwhales:

HOLLA
scottish-orca:

Guess Who! -Hebridean Cruises: Gairloch W05, Comet

fightingforwhales:

orcadiva:

Marineland august 16, 2014: the water was disgusting in all the tanks. There was a heavy smell of chlorine in Kiska’s tank, the stadium tank and inside the aquarium. The seals all had their eyes tightly closed. Also Kiska’s tank was emanating a smell of fecal matter near the one side where the filter and vent was. The deers were heartbreaking. Apparently scraping their antlers is normal but usually done on trees. There are no trees in their area. Blood was getting every where and no one cared. Parents were letting their small children walk right through the fresh blood and touch the deer while he was scraping. It may be natural but it can’t be sanitary. Kiska has given up. You can see into her eyes. Echo the dolphin had take marks all over her. And one dolphin looked spotty. But can’t be sure. Couldn’t get close enough. No Smooshi in the show. We had Apollo instead. So many Belugas. There were 20 in one tank at Arctic Cove. The other side had mothers and babies. Plus one looked pregnant. There were about 4 babies. One looked about a week old.

This place is repulsive and so is anybody who supports it.

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

fightingforwhales:

STOP THROWING THIS SHIT IN MY NEWSFEED SEAWORLD, I DON’T CARE.

I too have been hounded with SW ads since this announcement. Iiiiit should probably look more like

This is just an artist’s interpretation of the tanks though, does anyone know for sure if the final result will resemble anything like in the picture?

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

fightingforwhales:

STOP THROWING THIS SHIT IN MY NEWSFEED SEAWORLD, I DON’T CARE.

I too have been hounded with SW ads since this announcement. 

Iiiiit should probably look more like

This is just an artist’s interpretation of the tanks though, does anyone know for sure if the final result will resemble anything like in the picture?

hellothewhalessay:

Fatfin the Orca by Legendary Spider on Flickr.