I’m so heartbroken, this is so tragic. Rest in Peace, baby L120. 

arlluk

arlluk:

Hey guys! Remember the anti-captivity film “A Fall From Freedom”? Well the people who made that movie are back and are trying to make a new film, “By All Rights”, which is about the growing discussion about treating whales and dolphins and individual persons. But they need $30,000 in 55 days to finish the film! If you can, please donate. This looks like it’ll be a really important film.

Description of the move:

"BY ALL RIGHTS will be one of the most significant and controversial documentaries of our time because it presents evidence that whales and dolphins possess enough human-like traits to be considered "persons" and given specific and legal rights to live their lives in their aquatic environment free of human interference. This exciting new film builds on A Fall From Freedom, which we produced, and Blackfish, two powerful and enlightening documentaries that explore the controversial decision to keep whales and dolphins in captivity. BY ALL RIGHTS will take these issues to another level, putting forward the idea that these animals possess the kinds of qualities that allows us to see them as individual persons, as do a significant and growing number of people in several countries."

bathe-the-whales

afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

This “pumpkin fest” nonsense contains a group of diverse young people, and anyone looking at photos of the rioters can see that its not just “whites”. I’m not excusing anyone’s behavior or saying it’s right to act like this, but come on now, this shit is getting out of control. It’s kids acting foolish, but lets not turn this into a “whites riot about pumpkins, blacks riot about staying alive” thing. Seriously, Tumblr. Seriously.

bathe-the-whales
bucketlistlionblog:

Most of the lions bred and raised in captivity in South Africa are destined for canned hunts.  Canned hunting is where a captive-bred animal is set loose in an area to be shot with no fair means of escape — this can be due to either physical constraints (such as being fenced in a small enclosed space; or from being preemptively lured in or drugged) or mental constraints (being hand-raised by humans and effectively having all natural fear of mankind removed.)
Numerous lion breeding farms, many of which run out of South Africa and mask themselves as conservation-based sanctuaries or rescues, provide a steady supply of new stock animals for this purpose.  To offset the high expense of raising and feeding these surplus lions, these parks offer cub petting — a very popular tourist attraction and lure for international volunteers which directly supports and funds the rapidly flourishing canned hunting industry.
All the while, tourists and volunteers continue to pay for the privilege, none-the-wiser of what their money is supporting or where the cubs they cuddle are actually going.
Please avoid any facility that offers cub petting, and educate friends and family on the truth of canned lion hunting.
For more resources on canned hunting and cub petting, check out the links on the resources page.
(photo source)

bucketlistlionblog:

Most of the lions bred and raised in captivity in South Africa are destined for canned hunts.  Canned hunting is where a captive-bred animal is set loose in an area to be shot with no fair means of escape — this can be due to either physical constraints (such as being fenced in a small enclosed space; or from being preemptively lured in or drugged) or mental constraints (being hand-raised by humans and effectively having all natural fear of mankind removed.)

Numerous lion breeding farms, many of which run out of South Africa and mask themselves as conservation-based sanctuaries or rescues, provide a steady supply of new stock animals for this purpose.  To offset the high expense of raising and feeding these surplus lions, these parks offer cub petting — a very popular tourist attraction and lure for international volunteers which directly supports and funds the rapidly flourishing canned hunting industry.

All the while, tourists and volunteers continue to pay for the privilege, none-the-wiser of what their money is supporting or where the cubs they cuddle are actually going.

Please avoid any facility that offers cub petting, and educate friends and family on the truth of canned lion hunting.

For more resources on canned hunting and cub petting, check out the links on the resources page.

(photo source)

voicesofthedistantsea

hauntedmyth:

fenrirmakara:

marxist-gallifreyan:

saykiara:

havocados:

letthebeatdropx33:

sckrewedup:

We are here to serve & protect

Bullshit.

serve and protect what

This makes me sick.

"serve and protect what"
the ruling class

cops sicken me to my stomach

The same way people begin to fear the police is the same way women begin to fear men. Enough bad things are done to you for no reason and then the bad guy doesn’t get punished.

Cops NEED to be punished. A BADGE is not a “FREE RIDE CARD” or a “GET OUT OF JAIL”-card.

Police brutality is sick and disgusting, yes, but please let us remember in the midst of everything that is going on that not ALL police officers are evil, not all of them use unnecessary excessive force, and not all of them deserve to be lumped in and categorized with those who do bad things. Just as we do not say all men are rapists because some men commit rape, not all police officers beat people or use unnecessary force because some police officers do. Police officers put their lives on the line every day to maintain law, order, peace, and civility, and they serve a great duty in our country. They deserve respect, so please PLEASE stop with the generalized “cop bashing”. Especially when there are innocent officers who die every day in order to protect the lives of the innocent.

fortheloveoforca

orcadiva:

passion4killerwhales:

freedomforwhales:

So Dr Naomi Rose (scientist and anti captivity advocate) went to the St. Petersburg Dolphinarium in Russia. This is what information and photos she gathered:

Here are a few photos of the St. Petersburg dolphinarium - and if it looks like an Olympic swimming/diving pool facility to you, it should, because that’s precisely what it is. When the Moscow Olympics were over in 1980, this facility was standing more or less idle, so it was turned into a dolphinarium - Olympic logos, swimming lanes, diving boards and all. This is considered one of the best dolphinariums in the country . It is dark, noisy, and the infrastructure is slowly deteriorating, because of course it was never meant to hold saltwater mammals.

She has more info that will be posted soon.

These are the even darker sides of the cetacean captivity industry that you support when you decide to throw your money at any aquarium or marine park that houses cetaceans. 

Oh my god.

This is completely disgusting. And apparently one of RUSSIA’s top facilities. I hate to see what a low facility looks like. Thank-you Russia for setting us back in our hard work to end cetacean captivity. Grrrr!!!