I refuse to support marine theme parks via ticket sales or businesses associated with: Sea World, Marineland, Ocean Park, Dolphin Marine Magic, Underwater World, Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Loro Parque, Onmega Dolphintherapy, Seaquarium, Discovery Cove, Delphinus, Dolphin Discovery, Sea Life, Six Flags Discovery, Theatre of the Sea, & Mundo Marino
Now is the time. The Government of Ontario recently announced plans to essentially end orca captivity in Ontario forever. There was no mention of what was to happen to Kiska, the last captive orca remaining in Canada. Kiska resides at Marineland Canada, in a small, bland tank. She has suffered the loss of all 5 of her calves, as well as her tankmates, and now she lives entirely alone. The Government must address Kiska’s social isolation, and allow her to be moved to a facility that can better care for her. If Kiska absolutely cannot be moved (due to health for example) then Marineland must provide her with a companion (a dolphin) and upgrade her environment to suit her needs, as well as develop an in-depth enrichment program.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SIGN AND SHARE NOW. Even people who are pro-captivity. THIS is the best way to help Kiska, and you know it. Do not continue to sit by and be complicit in her suffering.
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”
Kiska has never had a pulpectomy and it has been said she has the worst teeth of any captive orca.
Meaning- She has never had the nerves drilled out of her teeth like almost all other captive orcas eventually have to go through. Therefore, almost every single one of the nerves in Kiska’s “teeth” are constantly exposed. …
Can you imagine the pain she must be in every single day? If we even have 1 tooth ache, the pain is excruciating. …
I really hate how people call the Orca’s at Seaworld and other places, “a pod”.
No they don’t even speak the same fucking language. No they were all forced together. No this isn’t natural. This is an artificial pod made up of so many different Orca groups that are constantly being abused, molested, forced into pregnancy, attacked, and so on.
That is not a family group or pod.
If all released in the same place they would take off apart from each other as fast as they could.
by Robin Morton from “In the Company of Whales” by Alexandra Morton
Every morning, Orky II and Corky II had a ritual of performing a behavior in synchrony. The two of them would spend days perfecting this spontaneous behavior. Once they had managed to get it down to perfect synchrony, they moved on to a new behavior. It was Alexandra Morton’s observation of this ritual that scientists began realizing the importance of synchrony to Orcinus orca.
When I was driving back from Jacksonville to Orlando, I decided to drop by Marineland Beach which was between St. Augustine and Flagler in order to take star photos. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore at night when you are all alone seemed very eerie.