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karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2014 - 09:57am PT


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Seismic air guns used to scour for oil and gas underneath the ocean's floor are so loud they could injure, deafen or kill 138,500 dolphins and whales residing along the Atlantic Coast. This includes endangered North Atlantic right whales whose numbers have dwindled to 450.

Thanks to you, a campaign to cancel plans for seismic testing is gaining momentum. Now we need your help to get the word out.


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Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 7, 2014 - 10:03am PT
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2014 - 09:20am PT
Great post Sierra Ledge Rat!

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/05/truth-about-truth-about-blackfish

This is a great article!
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=738741556159599&set=vb.124091107624650&type=2&theater

Check this out!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
May 12, 2014 - 02:26pm PT
Something good to read in the paper today:

Credit: Jim Brennan
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2014 - 10:17am PT
Nice one Jim!
Go Granny Go!


Despite being a 103-year-old great-grandma, the orca named J2 -- or, more affectionately, Granny -- is in great shape. In little over a week, Granny and her pod have traveled 800 miles.

This weekend, Granny was spied swimming off the coast of Canada, after a trek up from northern California. The centenarian cetacean can be identified by a white marking on her back and a notch in her fin.

Michael Harris, the director of Pacific Whale Watch Association, tells Canadian newspaper The Province that her life span is an estimate based on her children’s ages. Whale experts have also confirmed Granny in photos dating back to the 30s.


https://www.thedodo.com/worlds-oldest-orca-shes-103-sp-547183194.html?utm_source=CoveFB
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 13, 2014 - 11:32am PT
yeah... a Granny sighting. very cool...
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 13, 2014 - 11:53am PT
Granny sighting is right! Pretty cool that they have photos of her from the 30's and 40's.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2014 - 07:30pm PT



Save Angel
from a lifetime of hell

Angel, a rare albino dolphin calf, confined in a small tank, battered and traumatised from her capture.
Sign the petition to help free her.


 See more at: http://www.action4angel.org/petition/?utm_source=oisd#sthash.1CVhug8I.dpuf


Angel is a beautiful albino dolphin calf who once swam freely alongside her mother in the Pacific Ocean off Japan. But earlier this year, Angel was captured by dolphin hunters.
As she was dragged away in a net, she saw her mother and family being herded into a shallow cove, to be slaughtered in an unspeakably cruel way.
Tell local authorities to release Angel - and end the inhumane practice of dolphin hunting in Taiji for good.
Angel was taken to a local aquarium, the Taiji Whale Museum, where she is now a "freak" exhibit. She's confined in a tiny indoor tank. Eyewitnesses say she floats lifelessly, or swims in small distressed circles with her eyes often closed. With her mother dead, Angel has no one to help her except us.

 See more at: http://www.action4angel.org/petition/?utm_source=oisd#sthash.1CVhug8I.dpuf
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2014 - 10:17am PT
http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/05/16/seaworld-debate-planned-san-diego?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-05-17-seaworld


SeaWorld to Its Critics: ‘OK, Let’s Talk’
An unusual public forum will match a company representative with orca and dolphin captivity critics.


SeaWorld is finally putting its mouth where its money is.

On June 5 at La Jolla’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a representative from SeaWorld will take on two prominent critics of the park to “talk through the issue” of keeping killer whales in captivity, according to Voice of San Diego, organizer of the unprecedented event.

“As far as we’ve seen, this will be the first time SeaWorld answers questions and offers its perspective directly to the public,” says VOSD’s website. In the past few years, SeaWorld has dispatched staff members to participate in panel discussions on captivity at a few marine mammal conferences, and company representatives have testified before Congress and a recent California Assembly Committee considering a bill to ban orca display in the state.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
May 19, 2014 - 02:33pm PT
Credit: nature
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2014 - 10:12am PT
There are protests all over May 24th! I'm going!
There are protests all over May 24th! I'm going!
Credit: karen roseme

This is a great event! 1000 people are going in San Diego.
Hope to see you this Saturday!


Saturday, May 24at 10:00am - 1:00pm
4 days from now · 69°F / 60°F Clear

Sea World, San Diego (CA)
500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, California 92109


https://www.facebook.com/events/373224429477448/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1

This is a day for everyone around the world to stand up against marine mammal captivity. The abuse and exploitation of these sentient beings has no place in the 21st century.
Approximately 17 dolphin family members are killed for every one dolphin selected to sell for very large sums to $ea World, Marineland and all the other Marine Amusement Parks that hold cetaceans captive for our entertainment.

If there is no demand, there will be no Slaughter!
For the Dolphin Slaughter to end, people actually have to do Nothing! They just have to NOT buy a ticket!

Dolphins & Whales
• There are currently 42 orcas being held captive worldwide.
• At least 136 wild orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961.
• 123 of these (or 90.4%) orcas are now dead.
• Orcas & Dolphins are self aware and have language.
• Dolphin calves call their mothers ‘by name’. Dolphin friends call each other by name.
• Dolphins are altruistic. They will not leave a family member in distress and have often rescued humans and other predator species
• Scientists say that due to their high intelligence and complex social structure, dolphins should be designated as non-human persons with rights
• In the wild, Orcas live as long or longer than humans
In captivity, their lives are cut to less than half that.
• Dolphins live 25-50 years in the wild, but only average 5 yrs. in captivity
• Dolphin sons never leave their mother’s side their entire lives
• Orca offspring never leave their mothers side their entire lives.

• Food is withheld from Orcas & Dolphins to ensure they perform
• Many are on medications their whole lives
• Orcas & Dolphins are forced to inbreed. Mothers often reject captive born babies bred from close relatives.
• Wild Orcas swim up to 100 miles/day
• Wild dolphins swim up to 40 miles/day
It would take 5,000 endless circles per day to swim that far in a tank.

Captive dolphins who would swim 40 miles per day in the wild, hunting fresh fish are confined to a tiny chlorinated pool & fed dead fish, destined to entertain or ‘swim with’ humans to survive, never seeing their pod again.
Dolphin Sonar, a useful tool in the wild, disorients them as it bounces off the concrete pool walls. It’s like living in a hall of mirrors. They become neurotic and depressed and aggressively frustrated.

3 trainers have been killed by Orcas so far and numerous attacks have been recorded.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2014 - 11:49am PT
BTW...

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the Poway Unified School District Board Meeting to show support for PUSD to bar all future field trips to SeaWorld. Our speakers did an amazing job, and thanks to those who just showed support.


Great Job!
Great Job!
Credit: karen roseme


Big things have small beginnings.
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall
May 20, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
If you can't get your point across in 500+ posts, perhaps your point is moot.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
May 20, 2014 - 01:46pm PT

Anything worth saying once is worth repeating 500 times sicmic.




Captive manatee 500 times bump....count it off.
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall
May 20, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
I hear ya Couch. I'm just saying that anything over 100X will lose its impact. Not that the cause is unworthy, just easier to ignore if over played.


Don't go to SeaWorld. Check. See how easy.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Love the Manatee bump Couch.
New developments are happening all the time SicMic.
I think it is a cause worth my time and effort.


nice sign!
nice sign!
Credit: karen roseme
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 21, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
^^^^ There's the truth right there.
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
May 21, 2014 - 04:10pm PT
If I could make it on May 24th I would go....and buy a ticket. To get a look at what is happening
SicMic

climber
across the street from Marshall
May 21, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
I think it is worth my time and effort

Good on you and your efforts, Karen. My point was that you might have reached a level beyond saturation. If you do not feel that way, then you are welcome to continue (Not that you need my OK).
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