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To Be or Not to Be: Hunted, Captive, Catcalled and/or HAPPY (courtesy of Pharrell...)

Since its premier in January 2013, the documentary Blackfish has sparked public outcry and even legislative measures against orcas (killer whales) in captivity.  Last Tuesday, April 8, the California Assembly was set to vote on the highly publicized  908 more words

Conservation

Unrequited

You put me on a pedestal

and then left me to collect dust

In the corner of this shrine

To wasted time

And unlived memories… 48 more words

To Sea or Not to Sea: Why we Should be Viewing Orcas in the Wild and Not at Marine Parks

On my 10th birthday my grandmother died of breast cancer after a long bout with chemo. I remember being in the hospice and whispering in her ear, even though she was unresponsive and on life support, that it was my birthday and if she had been waiting to let go it was okay now; she could go. 1,727 more words

zanejbeal reblogged this on High Plains Skeptic and commented:

An insightful, well-written piece on the problems associated with both cetacean captivity and conservation. Read it.

Flamingo Land

I thought we would go to Flamingo Land today: I haven’t been for many years, and hoped it would give us a flavour of Florida. Sorely disappointed I was.   114 more words

To Sea or Not to Sea: Why we Should be Viewing Orcas in the Wild and Not at Marine Parks

On my 10th birthday my grandmother died of breast cancer after a long bout with chemo. I remember being in the hospice and whispering in her ear, even though she was unresponsive and on life support, that it was my birthday and if she had been waiting to let go it was okay now; she could go. 1,727 more words

How many captive killer whales are there?

When I was young, my family went to SeaWorld in Florida and I joined the children my age in looking into that big blue tank, searching for a glimpse of the magical killer whale. 1,008 more words

Environment