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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 30, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Who's seen it? Thoughts?

On a related note, tomorrow the slaughter begins again in Taiji.

#thecove
#blackfish
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Aug 30, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
The south park episode about it was pretty funny. Definitely worth a look.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
how do i find that episode?
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Aug 30, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
The episode is called whale whores. Don't know if it is online
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 30, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s13e11-whale-whores

have you seen the movie, Jim?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 30, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
blackfish is a sucker they used to commercially fish out of lahaton res. took em down to the Bay area to sell..Well after the catch..
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Please watch this movie on CNN tonight.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Oct 25, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
I watched it last night, didn't sleep too well, made me feel dirty to be a human.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Thank you for watching.

If you'd like to feel better about being a human than simply commit to doing something about it. Even it's nothing more than spreading the word that will go a long way. Post the following links to your Facebook page. Something like that...

I now find myself in the middle of a movement - a movement that really is making a difference.

Here's a link to my friend Shawn Heinrichs TEDx Boulder talk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez_GJtFbKls

In it he shows a clip from Mantas Last Dance. Here's the whole movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYRiQDJsrXI#t=26

Shawn and Hannah Fraser also did this with the Humpback Whales
http://www.bluespheremedia.com/2013/10/betrayal-activist-dances-with-whales-to-highlight-their-plight/
http://vimeo.com/76668525

As a result of taking action:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157525n

If you have not seen the move The Cove go watch that as well.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Watch my other links brother....


here's Blackfish
http://www.thegreatplanet.com/blackfish/

#blackfish
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Oct 25, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
This is Free Willy Part 3?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
Free Lolita
Free Tillicum
Shut down SeaWorld
Stop capturing Cetaceans

#thecove #blackfish
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 25, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Humans mostly make me sick.

Nature thanks for bring this up even if it makes me sick.
RRad

Trad climber
Escondido, CA
Oct 25, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
While I don't agree with some of the things that Seaworld does, I wanted to point out that closing Seaworld might do more harm than good.
Consider that the Seaworld Conservation fund has donated over 10 million dollars to various conservation projects over the last decade:
http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/goalsIssues.htm
Also consider that they have a very active sealife rescue operation that has helped +22,000 animals over the years:
http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego/Animals/Animal-Rescue?from=Front_Page_Bottom_Promo

Interestingly, Shawn Heinrichs who gives that nice TED talk linked above, is partnered with among others: National Geographic, WildAid, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. Well, Seaworld is also partnered with, and has provided some funding for these exact same organizations. So, while Seaworld might look like a circus that to some extent exploit animals, they also do some serious work in endangered species conservation, wildlife rescue and habitat preservation.

nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Edit: RRad - one comment total on this forum? Work for SeaWorld in the PR department? LOL!

There is some validity to your comments.

Zoos, etc. in part came about because we came to the rescue of many animals that were in distress. But if they really cared they would go non-profit - The Monterey Bay Aquarium as an example.

Instead they continue to capture Cetaceans and put them in swimming pools and train them for "our" amusement. I will sacrifice every good they do to put an end to that. Period.
cliffhanger

Trad climber
California
Oct 25, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Despite some serious problems SeaWorld has done a hugely tremendously good job in promoting good will toward whales and sea mammals in general. And this has saved many many thousands (perhaps millions) of whales and sea mammals. And with Japan, Iceland, and Norway still hunting whales it needs to continue it's fine work but with greater attention to the welfare of it's whales and trainers.

The whales at SeaWorld are ambassadors seeking an end to the slaughter that is still raging in the oceans. Their sacrifices are still needed to help all whales and sea mammals. SeaWorld needs to continue to promote good will toward sea life with it's Orca program.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
I understand that that is the SeaWorld party line. It's about all they have left. After the airing of Blackfish last night on CNN SeaWorld is in a world of hurt.

Simply put Cetaceans should not be in captivity. That's the movement. I'll state again - I don't care what good they do so long as they continue to parade these highly evolved animals out as entertainment.

The killing of thousands and thousands of dolphins in Taiji is the direct result of the demand of the Cetacean entertainment industry.

They can go f*#k themselves and find some other ambassador.

edit: cliffhanger, please don't take that as a personal attack. We all have our opinions and views on subjects like this. That's where I work from.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Oct 25, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Just watched it. I'm surprised CNN took on such an investigative piece. Sea World is starting to look pretty bad - they wouldn't even talk to the movie makers. There must be big bucks at stake here for Sea World to lie in court about their relationship with that Spanish park where that trainer was killed, and for them to be stonewalling as they are.

I think we are seeing a cultural shift. Perhaps humans are shedding some of their self-important arrogance and realizing that maybe we should treat our fellow earthlings with respect. Seriously, I hope this "movement" can eventually put an end to this pracice.

Now, rodeo, well, now that's a different story . . .
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 26, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Between this thread and the tuna thread I've had an uplifting morning. Thanks guys! Meh...Humans just suck.

E and I missed the show, but we'll track it down. Uh.. yeah...The era of keeping these sea mammals in captivity really needs to die. Although I agree that shutting down places like Sea World altogether may not be good on some levels...it's simply not necessary to have a live whale there as an "ambassador". These parks can make money without having an enslaved orca performing tricks. They could drain the tanks, put in an IMAX theater showing a film of them in the wild IMO.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Oct 26, 2013 - 10:09am PT
I have heard the Cove is pretty brutal to watch.
I stopped eating meat a few years ago. I've become too much of a wuss to watch these types of films :(

humans are awful. I can deal with doing away with most of them.
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