fightingforwhales:

and here we see MSQ yet again defying the no-waterwork fine issued by OSHA.

fightingforwhales:

and here we see MSQ yet again defying the no-waterwork fine issued by OSHA.

fightingforwhales:

44 years since Lolita last saw her family. 

44 years since Lolita last felt the ocean.

44 years since the Penn Cove roundup.

fightingforwhales:

44 years since Lolita last saw her family.

44 years since Lolita last felt the ocean.

44 years since the Penn Cove roundup.

thedarksideofthetank:

Gif Request: Lolita (Tokitae) by panic-at-the-goldfish

For her 44th anniversary in captivity… it’s a sad anniversary and we’ll try everything so she can spend her next one in a seapen. We love you girl, hang in there! <3

(via fightingforwhales)

theimeu:

Seven members of the al Hallaq family, including Saji and Kenan pictured above, were killed by an Israeli missile strike on a Gaza City home on July 20. The family had moved to a relative’s house in the center of the city from their home on the outskirts, which they feared wouldn’t be safe from Israeli attacks. 
According to the United Nations, as of August 4, at least 122 families had lost three or more members in the same incident since Israel began its assault on Gaza on July 7.Learn more.

theimeu:

Seven members of the al Hallaq family, including Saji and Kenan pictured above, were killed by an Israeli missile strike on a Gaza City home on July 20. The family had moved to a relative’s house in the center of the city from their home on the outskirts, which they feared wouldn’t be safe from Israeli attacks. 

According to the United Nations, as of August 4, at least 122 families had lost three or more members in the same incident since Israel began its assault on Gaza on July 7.

Learn more.

(via systematicgenocide)

fightingforwhales:

sweetbeansjack:

girls protesting outside of SeaWorld

bless them

fightingforwhales:

sweetbeansjack:

girls protesting outside of SeaWorld

bless them

scienceyoucanlove:

Today, on World Ranger Day, we honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect great apes and other endangered wildlife around the world. We are deeply grateful for your dedication and sacrifice. (Image courtesy of Virunga National Park.)
source 

scienceyoucanlove:

Today, on World Ranger Day, we honor the men and women who risk their lives to protect great apes and other endangered wildlife around the world. We are deeply grateful for your dedication and sacrifice. (Image courtesy of Virunga National Park.)

source 

vbasement:

Express yourself.

vbasement:

Express yourself.

stumpytheorca:

passion4killerwhales:

passion4killerwhales:

Meet Hugo.
His story begins in Vaughn Bay, 1968 in February. Around his capture time, he was about 4-6 years old. He was to be sold to the Miami Seaquarium. As soon as he was bought, he was loaded into a plane and ready to be shipped to the Miami Seaquarium. It took him 85 days to arrive. At that time, he was 13 feet and 1,800 pounds. He was first placed in a manatee pool which was named the celebrity pool. Hugo was way to big for this pool. His head would stick out of the water and his tail would curl under. Soon later, Lolita was bought for $6,000. Her tank was made and she was kept alone, but only hundreds of yards away from Hugo’s tank. The two were kept away because the unperienced trainers believed they would fight if brought together. The two orcas called to each and every night. It was decided to put the two of them together. They did fight at first but as time progressed, it died down. But it caused Hugo to become aggressive towards his trainers. Hugo and Lolita mated several times and this came to be a joy for the Miami Seaquarium. No calf was successful. One calf was a stillborn. Hugo died in March of 1980. This was due to the fact he had a brain aneurysm. Hugo had a history of repeatedly smashing his head against the walls. He even broke the viewing glass one time, cutting his nose, badly. The nose had to be stitched up. After he died, his body was discarded at the Miami local dump. There is no placard there for people to remember him. In fact, the Miami Seaquarium wants to forget that he even existed. Please, don’t support these kind of places.
Captivity Kills
Source let_toki_go_free.m.webs.com
Sign a petition to help the lone survivor of the wretched place. A small tank is no place for an Apex predator.

EDIT: It was actually 8 hours not 85 days. Stupid website.

never trust a webpage, unless you can see its sources :3

vbasement:

Quote from R. M. Dolgin.

vbasement:

Quote from R. M. Dolgin.

fightingforwhales:

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

In a rare interview, [Hertz] says he’s misunderstood and mischaracterized by critics, “because they have their minds made up, by people who are influencing them with, again, mischaracterizations of what I’m trying to do and what they think I’m trying to do.” 

Hertz says the angry and hateful things said about him in letters and online posts around the world hurts. 

Dude, whatever the hell you’re trying to do involves this for 40+ years:


I literally do not care if you saved 500 orphaned kittens from a house fire with your bare hands while throwing alms to the poor, you are profiting and have been profiting from the above and have refused basically all requests regarding this animal. (even 100% reasonable and completely unobtrusive ones, like the acoustic research which Balcomb offered you $250,000 for the chance to do

Enjoy your hurt feelings, I hope you continue to have them long after Tokitae dies and until you recognise the gravity of your poor decisions.

And I hope they never end if the sale of the park lands Toki at Seaworld or whatever. “Family” my ass, if you don’t secure the (relative) well-being of that animal before ownership changes hands.

Oh, his feelings are hurt?

Good.

(via freedomforlolita)