History was made today on the far end of Santa Monica Pier. AB 2140 was introduced by CA State Assemblymember Richard Bloom. “It is time that we embrace that the long-accepted practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement must end,” said Bloom. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act would prohibit California parks like SeaWorld from using Orcas for performance as well as any captive breeding of killer whales. This means big changes for SeaWorld and most importantly, it signals a new day for rights. Many came out to support this bill today including Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, former SeaWorld trainers John Hargrove, Dean Gomersall, and Carol Ray. Thank you everyone who has been helping move the needle on compassion. Please continue sharing the awareness far and wide until all the tanks are empty. #blackfish #thecove #earthlings #richardbloom (at Santa Monica Pier)
I am not a fan of showing the graphic side of things. However, this really needs to be shut down.
I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about the Surabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…
You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.
The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.
SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.
sign this or i hate ur guts
What’s the Cost of Putting Wild-Caught Seafood on the Table? 650,000 Marine Mammals Each Year
In order to put wild-caught seafood on dinner tables, more than 650,000 marine mammals are killed or seriously injured every year in foreign fisheries after being hooked, entangled or trapped in fishing gear, and enforcement of a U.S. law to protect marine mammals could help prevent tens of thousands of these deaths, according to a new report issued today by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The wild-caught seafood most enjoyed by Americans—shrimp, tuna, crab, lobster and salmon—present a particularly significant risk to marine mammals due to the dangerous …
The real tragedy is that the fishers never intended to catch these mammals.
They were just after the fish to catch. New methods of fishing seem to be needed.
Via Orca Network:
"A message from Gabriela Coperthwaite, Director of Blackfish, on Oscar night: To my team. We did it. We may be weary from the ride, but we did it."
Schoep, a 19 year old dog, is taken into the lake every night by his owner, John, to help soothe his arthritis and help him fall asleep.
I will cry
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