Its 5am here…I stayed up all night waiting to hear news on Morgan, knowing I wouldn’t sleep until I knew, and now I wish I would have just forced myself to sleep because now I feel so sick I’m not sure how I’ll ever manage rest with this weight on my chest.

What are we doing? At the end of the day, what are we really doing to these creatures? The scheming, the manipulating, the way they see Morgan as fresh DNA for their breeding program and not a whale that needed help, but now needs to be returned to where she rightfully belongs. Why is there this need to take ownership of everything? To put a claim upon it? We need more whales, we need to make more money. They don’t fucking care, they don’t fucking get it, I’m so…so tired of how much it hurts when shit like this happens, and its moments like these that I wonder if anything I do does even one ounce of good, or if I’m only fooling myself.

fortheloveoforca
orcadiva:

Morgan’s loss is Loro Parque’s gain. Sadly, the Dutch High Courts DENIED Morgan her freedom, once again. This is unfair to her. A beautiful young orca, whose life was never suppose to be subjected to being imprisoned. Prisoned amongst other orcas, who constantly bang her, rake their teeth on her flesh, and where a sexual mature male constantly sexually harrasses her. She’s not ready to breed, yet she will be and probably soon. Her bloodline is fresh…for now.
All the work that Dr. Ingrid Visser, and countless others, went into to help her, gone.  All we can do is support her and the others, as well as Morgan as best as we can. Because at least they fought for her, they tried so hard. We can just say Thank-you, and that our hearts break along with theirs and Morgan’s.

orcadiva:

Morgan’s loss is Loro Parque’s gain. Sadly, the Dutch High Courts DENIED Morgan her freedom, once again. This is unfair to her. A beautiful young orca, whose life was never suppose to be subjected to being imprisoned. Prisoned amongst other orcas, who constantly bang her, rake their teeth on her flesh, and where a sexual mature male constantly sexually harrasses her. She’s not ready to breed, yet she will be and probably soon. Her bloodline is fresh…for now.

All the work that Dr. Ingrid Visser, and countless others, went into to help her, gone.  All we can do is support her and the others, as well as Morgan as best as we can. Because at least they fought for her, they tried so hard. We can just say Thank-you, and that our hearts break along with theirs and Morgan’s.

captivitykills
captivitykills:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

trynottodrown:

Florida anglers who had hoped to avoid publicity after catching a giant mako shark from the beach last week might have succeeded had they not stopped for gas on the way home–with the enormous predator spilling from the bed of their pickup truck.
Presumably, the Polks hoped to keep news of their latest catch quiet because the shark-conservation movement has become so vocal in recent years. Sharks are slow to reproduce and vulnerable to overfishing, and many species are believed to be in steep decline.

this is horrible!!

Disgusting.

What the actual fuck.

captivitykills:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

trynottodrown:

Florida anglers who had hoped to avoid publicity after catching a giant mako shark from the beach last week might have succeeded had they not stopped for gas on the way home–with the enormous predator spilling from the bed of their pickup truck.

Presumably, the Polks hoped to keep news of their latest catch quiet because the shark-conservation movement has become so vocal in recent years. Sharks are slow to reproduce and vulnerable to overfishing, and many species are believed to be in steep decline.

this is horrible!!

Disgusting.

What the actual fuck.

freedomfororcas

Anonymous asked:

The on the other side theory doesn't explain it because nets are see-through. They can see other dolphins on the other side, etc. It's a fine example of how even though people like to exaggerate how smart they are and call them non-humans, they are really still just animals, and there are many differences.

freedomfororcas answered:

Yeah, it was just something I’d heard but I agree that it does have some holes in it. The only thing I can think of would be the stress of capture makes them panic and “not think straight”?

Also, you are welcome to your opinions on non-human persons, but even though we may perceive them as not being very intelligent, considering the problem to the nets seems so obvious to us, it’s not really a case of intelligence. Yes, that comes into play when determining non-human persons status, but it’s not the only factor. Others include, self-awareness, problem-solving abilities, empathy (which dolphins have demonstrated), the capacity for emotional expression, and so forth.

Dolphins are able to meet all the basic requirements for this status, so why should it not be granted?

Lets not forget that the dolphins are driven into the cove using a “wall of sound” which is created by fisherman lining their boats up, sticking long metal poles into the water, and banging on them repeatedly with hammers to create what is quite literally a wall of sound. Something that is very terrifying so a sonar animal like a dolphin. They race toward the cove to try and get away from whatever is creating that terrifying noise. Having just being driven from something very scary, they may not necessarily be in a big hurry to head back out toward where that sound was coming from. Plus, dolphins are VERY loyal to their pods. These are mothers and their babies, families that are going to try and stay together because that’s what their most natural instinct is to do. Once they’re all netted in together, they’re going to stay together. They’re incredibly intelligent, yes, but as far as MY research goes I haven’t found evidence that supports that they have the same logic that humans have. They’re going to stay with their pods, they’re scared, worked up, unsure of what is happening and their pod is their safety zone. I doubt any of them have ever even seen a net before to understand or have the logic to know that the could simply “jump over it”.

betheirvoiceseathechange
betheirvoiceseathechange:

sweet-kiska:

shitprocapssay:

"My dog was taken from her mother as a baby/puppy and given to me. Here we are 10 years later and I guarantee you she would miss me more than her mother when I die. Kayla is captive born and is very attached to her trainers and I bet that if she misses anyone its Dawn."
Anthropomorphism? Check.
Comparing domestic pets to wild apex predators with completely different social structures? Check.
Idealizing a one sided relationship between trainer and Orca? Check.
Complete idiocy? Double Check.

Oh my god.

again comparing dogs to orcas i just dont get it

Dogs…are not orcas? Not even close.

betheirvoiceseathechange:

sweet-kiska:

shitprocapssay:

"My dog was taken from her mother as a baby/puppy and given to me. Here we are 10 years later and I guarantee you she would miss me more than her mother when I die. Kayla is captive born and is very attached to her trainers and I bet that if she misses anyone its Dawn."

Anthropomorphism? Check.

Comparing domestic pets to wild apex predators with completely different social structures? Check.

Idealizing a one sided relationship between trainer and Orca? Check.

Complete idiocy? Double Check.

Oh my god.

again comparing dogs to orcas i just dont get it

Dogs…are not orcas? Not even close.

betheirvoiceseathechange

dreams-of-whales:

notagirloraboy:

I WOULD LITERALLY DIE IF A BB SEAL CAME SCOOTING UP TO ME

Very cute, but…. (why is there always a but?) just as a PSA since pupping season is fast approaching here in the Pacific Northwest. If a pup approaches you and you pet it or you move a pup on the beach the mom will abandon it.

Momma seals leave new babies on the beaches while hunting. If a seal has been there for more than 24 hours then it’s best to call your local stranding network to come assess the situation.

Please don’t pet the babies, even if their cute, little dog mermaid faces beg you to.

There are numbers to report abandoned babies and other marine mammals in distress on the orcanetwork.org website. :D

Interfering with nature…you’re doing it right.

fortheloveoforca

fortheloveoforca:

weird-amphibious-dolphin:

peace-love-whales:

Hundreds of Japanese officials and pro-whaling lobbyists have eaten whale in defiance of a international court ruling that ordered the country to stop its Antarctic whaling program.

Some “research,” huh?

I’m usually not this hateful but I hope someone choked on it

^^^ lol

That’s thoroughly disgusting. No, Japan. We’re not against your whaling because whales are “cute” and “smart”. We’re against it because if we simply allowed you to have at it, and have a whale hunting free for all for your dining pleasure…erm…pardon me "scientific research" you would hunt and harvest species into extinction within two or three hunting seasons, mark my words. 

That awesome moment when one of my former coworkers that I’m friends with on Facebook sends me a message asking me if I can tell her more about orcas and captivity, and that she keeps hearing about Blackfish and if I recommend it, and had I seen it. 

I’m always sharing and posting articles about the fight against captivity, little tidbits of facts. I try not to post more than one thing every other day so I’m not bombarding my friends and family with it (they all know its a passion of mine, but I don’t want to harass their newsfeed).

Its just a REALLY awesome feeling to know that not only has someone been reading the stuff I share, but someone who didn’t really know anything about the cause one way or the other has been reading it, and is really interested in the cause and wants to know more. It makes me feel like…yeah I am making a difference. I am helping to spread the word. 

It’s a good feeling.