This is a picture of a humpback that placed a seal onto its upturned belly in order to move it towards safety. When the seal started to slip off, the whale pushed it back on with its fin, then swam until the seal could get itself onto the ice.
Some researchers think the whales engage in this behavior because it’s how they protect their own calves, but they aren’t sure why they would continue the fight knowing it wasn’t another whale.
More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year for their meat at the Cove in Taiji, Japan. Yet, the majority of the world is not aware of this happening. Be a part of the solution by signing and sharing this petition.
It’s the last place on Earth still almost entirely unspoiled by humankind. No human even set foot there until 1895. It isn’t controlled by any nation – it’s everyone’s collective responsibility to protect.
But now modern industrial fishing operations are threatening the Antarctic ecosystem by vacuuming up massive quantities of Antarctic krill.
Krill are the main food source for whales, penguins, and seals and a critical link in the global oceanic ecosystem. But after depleting the world’s oceans of fish, corporations are now scraping the bottom of the food chain – and since 1970, 80 percent of the Antarctic krill population has been wiped out.
Just because Antarctica is far away doesn’t mean it’s not important. In fact, Antarctica plays a critical ecological role in the entire global ocean ecosystem.
Antarctica is home to nearly 10,000 species, many found nowhere else. And krill are the heart of it all, providing 96 percent of the caloric needs of seasonal birds and mammals.
Destroying the base of the food chain puts everything else in danger.
Photos taken at SeaWorld Orlando that make me hate captivity even more than I did initially.
1. Pre gaming with some full body beaching action.
2. I want my mommy! Sorry kid, she’s too busy performing in the circus.
3. Chillin’ at the metal gate.
4. More gates.
5. Malia, you’re not part of the family so…
6. You either, Kayla, so just log at the surface - you’ve got nothing else to do.
7. Begging for fish/attention
8. More logging/half dead goldfish syndrome
9. Trua is huge, Tilikum is massive. The biggest circus performers on Earth.
10. Everyone line up and beg for dead frozen fish.
My photos, politely ask if you want to use them on another media site for the purpose of spreading the word. These animals are beautiful, amazing, intelligent apex predators, top fucking dog of the ocean; yet they are reduced to little more than sea circus clowns and controlled by yahoos in blue wet suits. Don’t support marine parks!
SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Abuse Act – and we may have a rare chance to end its animal cruelty for good.
SeaWorld imprisons orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks – and the USDA citation reveals conditions at the park are dangerous to the animals’ health. SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but huge pressure is building on the company.
In a surprise move, a Californian congressmen has just introduced a law to make it illegal to keep orcas in captivity. This could change everything – but SeaWorld is already mounting a vicious campaign to defeat this congressman’s brave move. We need to tell the State of California that the public won’t accept SeaWorld’s imprisonment of orcas any longer.
California: Enact the Orca Welfare and Safety Act to stop SeaWorld’s imprisonment and torture of whales now.
SeaWorld’s actions are no surprise to anyone who has watched Blackfish, the documentary exposé showing how SeaWorld tortures these intelligent animals as they force them to perform tricks for the sake of entertainment and profits. But the Orca Welfare and Safety Act could change all that. The Act makes it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.”
SeaWorld would have you believe that the captivity of whales is about education, but we know better – it’s about profits. Through the years many groups, including SeaWorld’s own trainers and staff, have called for the end of the imprisonment of whales.
But with recent scrutiny, the company is under more pressure than ever. After CNN aired the groundbreaking Blackfish documentary, the world now knows thatSeaworld still keeps orcas like Tillkum in captivity, taken from the wild at two years old. This is dangerous not just for Tillkum’s own health, but for his trainers – the mental effects of being locked in a 20-by-30 foot dark metal container has seen him implicated in the deaths of three people.
This latest bust by the USDA for violating the Animal Abuse Act is just sign that SeaWorld needs to stop this. Attendance is dwindling at SeaWorld as the world wises up about the cruelty of the business of capturing animals for entertainment. Parents and kids are understanding that forcing intelligent, sensitive animals to live in cages is a cruel, unethical practice. If this law passes, we can stop this practice in California for good.