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A Whale’s Tale – SeaWorld & The Humane Economy Part 2

Please watch and share. Thank you to Animalista Untamed for bringing this to our attention.

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A nice glimpse into the workings of the Humane Economy where everyone’s a winner, most of all the animals, we hope.

This short video makes the perfect conclusion to A Whale’s Tale – SeaWorld & The Humane Economy Part 1

Many thanks to Our World for sharing. It’s well worth the watch.

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Sea Creatures and Their Hearing

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Noise pollution is not only an issue above the water but more and more below the water, too. Many creatures of the oceans have had to adapt to the interference of noise but not always successfully. A new threat is the seismic blasting that takes place in several different regions of the Atlantic. Warnings have come up over the past few years, but so far no one has stepped up and stopped this new torture on animals.

Since “Companies are lining up to begin seismic blasting in the Atlantic. This precursor to offshore oil drilling subjects the marine environment to dynamite-like sound blasts that can go on for weeks on end. The result? As many as 138,000 dolphins and whales could suffer injury or possibly even death.”

You can read more here: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2015/150305.asp http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140228-atlantic-seismic-whales-mammals/ http://oceana.org/publications/reports/deaf-whale-dead-whale-seismic-airgun-testing-oil-and-gas-threatens-marine-life

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Whales Should Float in the Ocean, Not in a Parade

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Not only children´s eyes glow while watching the big Thanksgiving parades. Huge floats designed in all colors, forms and shapes make this event a fabulous celebration for eyes, ears and souls. One float should not be there, though: a promotional float in the shape of a whale.

“SeaWorld’s stock has tanked. Corporations such as Virgin America, STA Travel, Taco Bell, and Southwest Airlines have severed their ties to the company, and shareholders have slapped it with a lawsuit. Yet Macy’s is still planning to promote the cruel company in its Thanksgiving Day Parade, even though SeaWorld profits from forcing highly intelligent orcas to perform silly circus tricks in concrete tanks that are the human equivalent of bathtubs.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is supposed to be part of a day that celebrates all there is to be thankful for, but orcas have nothing to be thankful for at SeaWorld parks, where they live in tiny chlorinated pools and gnaw at the gate bars out of extreme boredom and frustration and are denied everything that is natural and important to them.

Send a polite message to the CEO of Macy’s and its parade producer so that they know how important it is to the public to end marine animal suffering. Please forward this message to friends, family members, and coworkers and share the alert on social media.”

 

Pleas read more here, sign the petition, reblog, spread the news:

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=F32E337AE1A9C9593493B8F1B8625CB3.app338a?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5731&autologin=true&utm_campaign=Macys%20SeaWorld&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

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Good News: Virgin America No Longer Supports Sea World

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Thank you to all who spoke up for the animals at Sea World. The more voices there are, the more they will be heard and there is a chance of saving the lives of animals just by spreading the word.

“After hearing from PETA, Virgin America, the U.S.-based airline that serves several popular cities across North America, removed SeaWorld from its rewards program. Virgin America joins a growing number of travel companies, including Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and STA Travel, that have made the compassionate decision not to promote SeaWorld. However, Virgin Group—the conglomerate that formed Virgin America—is a separate company, which is why we still need to urge Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Group to stop promoting SeaWorld.”

Please read more, sign the petition, reblog, spread the news

https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=46F273DCECD7102C8990E325F270861D.app347b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5663&utm_campaign=101714&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=E-News

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A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel for Whales and Dolphins

Photo: Greenpeacce

Photo: Greenpeacce

Even though the largest part of the earth is covered by water, and most of this water is in the oceans, humans have reduced the safe living space of whales and dolphins so much so, that the chances of becoming extinct has risen dangerously over the past decades.

Most of the time, news from the conferences concerning the exploitation of the oceans is disastrous for the animals. This year, for the first time, the Greenpeace correspondent returned with a bit of positive information.

“The International Whaling Commission met this past week in Portoroz, Slovenia. …

The IWC is extremely polarized, very much like our current Congress. The competing interests of the pro-whaling nations versus the nations prioritizing whale conservation has left this institution in gridlock for years. This year’s multiple gains for whale and dolphin conservation is a fabulous achievement.”

Please read more here

http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/09/19/happiness-international-whaling-commission-meeting-first/

 

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Whaling Is So 19th Century – Or Not?

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Photo: Greenpeace

When reading “Moby Dick” in school, it was the whale´s story that intrigued me, not Captain Ahab´s or Ishmael´s. Have we evolved from the brutality of the 19th century? When watching videos about today´s whaling one might think we were stuck in some terrible historical loop that keeps repeating itself.

“In less than three weeks at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the country of Tanzania could be the deciding vote to create (or kill) a plan for creating a whale and dolphin sanctuary for the South Atlantic Ocean. ”

 

Please read more an sign the petition here

https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1684&autologin=true

 

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Good News: Vancouver Aquarium Stops Breeding of Whales and Dolphins

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

If you ever have been to an aquarium you will probably remember seeing big animals in little water. As child, I must admit not understanding what this meant for these animals who can swim for so many more miles than I could ever imagine. But not children put these creatures there. Adults take them out of their natural habitats, build confinements and then tell their children to come and watch. Hopefully, this kind of “entertainment” will soon be a thing of the past.

“It’s a happy day for whales and dolphins! Thanks to your help, the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously Thursday night to introduce a bylaw to ban the breeding of captive whales and dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium, the only exception being if a committee decides that the animal in question is in danger of extinction. The board also voted to conduct a study to determine whether whale and dolphin well-being is possible within the confines of captivity. Both moves appear to foreshadow an all-out ban of marine mammal displays at the aquarium, of which the mayor in Vancouver is still in full support.”

You can read more here

http://www.straight.com/news/699056/park-board-votes-end-breeding-whales-and-dolphins-vancouver-aquarium

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-aquarium-ceo-calls-breeding-ban-kind-of-animal-cruelty-1.1941758

http://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/23465.aspx

 

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