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A gift for my darling @nebulabetta~ The poor tired children enjoy a quiet evening (accompanied by the Golden Boy). They’ve been through so much !! They all deserve a long rest and soft bedding and gentle hugs. (Ven always falls asleep 5 minutes into the movie. Ven falls asleep everywhere.)

as you can tell I made every effort to hide as many hands and feet as I could in this picture. I am firmly against wearing socks as pyjamas but after struggling with Aqua and Terra’s toes I couldn’t bring myself to do Ven’s toes as well

EDIT: Rhey was like “Aqua and Terra just dyed their hair” but actually I forgot to add in the grey so they are On (Our Post Canon Extended Universe) Model now

(please don’t tag with ships!)

for the KHxGothamKiddos thing i did:

(since many darlings are looking for more~ don;t worry, i was plotting the stuffs yet :P)

1.) i must add the scene for Sora and Jokes like the aqua and vanitas scene where, van laughs when aqua defeated him and try to removed the mask XD idk.

2.) get mad at ivys poison,slow,blind,surges and she keeps healing XDD

3.) Harley more on attack and stuns.

4.) must like my brothers idea for Kid!riddler he’s more on confuse, blackout,slow,stop XDDD

5.) BatKid is attack,defense, poison,cure,blind,blackout, and zero gravity.!

(updated soon or later)

An Open Letter by Dr. John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president & CEO

“Regardless of the species, reproduction is the most fundamental law of nature. It’s inside all of us, and it’s there for a good reason. Inside the DNA of every living thing is the basic need to reproduce and carry on. Consequently, the decision by the Vancouver Park Board to prohibit the breeding of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium is misinformed, misguided and pits the Park Board against the facts, the science and Mother Nature herself.

The Park Board’s use of the word breeding implies that we carry out some sort of planned, regulated or artificial reproduction program. We don’t do that at the Vancouver Aquarium. Our animals do mate, just as they do in the wild, because we keep them in natural groupings – just as they live in nature. Mating is the most natural thing in the world. In fact, sex and reproduction play an important role in our research and in our education programs. For the Park Board to stop whales and dolphins from doing what comes naturally is like telling Park Board commissioners not to have sex, ever. It’s unnatural.

The political decision made by the Park Board was not based on the facts or science presented. It certainly didn’t take into consideration testimony from dozens of the world’s scientific community, including experts in animal welfare and animal cognition. It also wasn’t based on the support the Aquarium receives from its 75,000 members, 1,500 conservation staff and volunteers, or one million visitors each year. And it doesn’t reflect the sentiment of Vancouver residents, as shown by our polling which indicates broad public support for Vancouver Aquarium. It was a decision based on a relative handful of activists who want to close, over time, Vancouver’s 58-year-old, award-winning marine science centre.

Canada’s beluga whales are facing some pretty tough times. Changes in climate, increased marine pollution, and many other human-based problems put cetaceans and our country’s oceans at risk. The handful of belugas at the Aquarium is vital to our research efforts in helping us understand and help save Canada’s wild beluga population. The Park Board decision now puts our research, our international reputation, and Canada’s belugas at serious risk over the medium and longer term.

The Vancouver Aquarium will need to take some time to determine the real consequences and options open to us in light of the Park Board decision.

We sincerely hoped that the Park Board would join us, and the thousands of Vancouverites and residents of the lower mainland, who support our efforts to protect and help save Canada’s belugas. That turns out not to be the case. Instead, the current Vancouver Park Board, most of whom are not running again, and can’t be held accountable at the upcoming municipal election, have decided that their legacy is to pick a fight with Mother Nature.”

I honestly feel like this wouldn’t be a problem in the first place if Van Aqua didn’t send belugas off to SeaWorld and the Georgia Aquarium on breeding loans? I mean, how is that conservation? (Hint: It isn’t.) The Board is interested in phasing out cetacean captivity. Van Aqua claims all of its cetaceans are rescued (even the ones they flew in all the way from Asia!), but then why are they trying to breed them instead of letting the animals live out comfortable lives?

Eliza recently visited the Vancouver Aquarium and the sweet Tanu was hamming it up for the camera!

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