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L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
May 21, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
We humans have a frightening ability to instantly forget things...like the torturing of animals, the suffering of other human beings, the poisoning of our planet...unless these atrocities are kept right under our noses by people like Karen. And even then, ending the inhumanity takes a long, long time because most people don't want to have their sleepwalking disturbed.

I am in awe of you, Karen. You are one amazing person...and you're a climber, too! Simply amazing.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
Thanks L, very nice of you to say.

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karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
San Diego protest
San Diego protest
Credit: karen roseme


There were protests all over the world today! Time to empty the tanks!
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/let-s-end-the-captivity-of-orcas-in-california?cmpid=action-share#.U3zeUkQxEAU.facebook



Please sign this!



The state of California has the potential to end the captivity of orcas there for good. The bill has been put on the table by Assemblymember Richard Bloom. Now we need to get it passed.

The groundbreaking bill proposes to ban the captivity of orca whales for entertainment purposes at marine parks and prohibit contact between humans and orcas.

Although voting on the bill has been delayed until 2015 pending further study, we must keep up the momentum to move California to make this important change.

Your voice is vital. Take action today by asking the members of the California State Assembly's Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife to support the bill. Let’s put an end to this needless suffering.







karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Credit: karen roseme
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 5, 2014 - 07:12am PT
Credit: karen roseme
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
LA TImes today


The political and scientific dispute over killer whales at SeaWorld San Diego and other marine parks is not over.

In April, a legislative committee in Sacramento tabled a bill that would have outlawed orca shows at SeaWorld. The bill, by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), was delayed indefinitely for additional study.

This week, two members of Congress from California successfully placed an amendment in the farm appropriation bill calling for an updating of federal regulations about keeping orcas and cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porposes) in captivity.

In California, only SeaWorld San Diego has orcas. Shows in Shamu Stadium are the marquee attraction at the park, a major tourist attraction and economic driver.

One argument against the California bill was that the responsibility to regulate the treatment of marine mammals falls to the federal government, under the Animal Welfare Act, rather than the state.

The Animal Welfare Act regulations have not been updated in two decades, said Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael).

"The American people want to see these regulations reviewed and updated to reflect the growing scientific and public concern about the effect of captivity on these animals," Schiff and Huffman said in a joint statement.

In response to the Schiff-Huffman amendment, SeaWorld said it hopes "any effort to revise (federal) regulations is based on science and not the allegations of animal rights extremists ... SeaWorld parks already meet or exceed all government and professional accreditation standards for the care of marine mammals."

The Schiff-Huffman amendment and the Bloom bill were the result of the documentary "Blackfish," which asserts that orcas at SeaWorld are suffering.

Also this week, actress Jessica Biel submitted a statement to a SeaWorld shareholder meeting that said because of the "Blackfish" documentary "the public now knows about the devastating effects of keeping orcas captive and confined at SeaWorld."
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jun 15, 2014 - 11:42am PT
Meantime in Japan.

"Japan ignores international court ban on whale killing"

http://www.eturbonews.com/46917/japan-ignores-international-court-ban-whale-killing

Andrzej
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 16, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
Oh make no mistake - Paul has already stated that Sea Shepherd will return to the Southern Ocean and kick same ass.

F*#king Japanese whalers can go f*#k themselves.


Did the Orca tour off San Juan over the weekend.

We saw T65A pod near Canada.

The little baby (3 months) is T65A-5 "Corky".
Credit: nature
After returning to the Island we caught the last glimpse of J-pod passing. J2 Granny was close to shore but we missed her. J27 Blackberry we saw (can't miss the dorsal
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2014 - 06:56am PT
https://www.thedodo.com/us-blasts-japan-your-horrific--592435433.html

U.S. Blasts Japan -- Your Horrific Whale Hunt Is “Scientifically Unnecessary”


Days after the government of Japan announced that it had killed 30 minke whales in the northern Pacific this year, the U.S. has reaffirmed its stance against the practice.

Cathy Novelli, an undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment told Kyodo News (paywall) that the U.S. remains opposed to whaling, citing the 1986 International Whaling Commission’s global moratorium on whaling:

"Lethal scientific research whaling is unnecessary in modern whale conservation and management. Generally, the same scientific information can be collected through non-lethal means. The United States continues to support the moratorium on commercial whaling as a necessary measure for the conservation of large whales."
The statement echoes that of Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, who tweeted back in January about her opposition to a different cetacean hunt in Japan -- the dolphin drive fisheries in Taiji.
Aya K

Trad climber
Boulder, CO!
Jun 17, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
If Granny had been in a tank, we wouldn't have missed seeing her, just sayin.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jun 17, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
If granny were in a tank, she probably would already be deceased.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 18, 2014 - 04:07pm PT
No sh#t skcreidc!
Here another shot of the new bay in the San Juans. That must have been so great Nature!


Credit: karen roseme
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 19, 2014 - 07:35am PT
a new baby or T65A-5 - Corky?


J-pod yesterday:
https://soundcloud.com/marcie-callewaert/j-pod-vocalizations-on-orcasound-hydro-june-18-2014-630-am
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2014 - 11:58am PT
I'll post a trip report later but over the weekend I blasted out to LA to meet up with kev and head out on a shark watching boat. Running back up the coast last night we came upon about 1500 dolphins. They surfed our wake, hucked themselves for big air and had a blast. We spent probably 20 minutes with them.

This isn't my best shot (only going to publish my best stuff on my website(s) from now on).


Credit: nature
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jun 23, 2014 - 01:00pm PT
This isn't my best shot (only going to publish my best stuff on my website(s) from now on).

Don't blame you at all Nature, not at all. Post up your site after loading up the photos. I sure can't find it (for some reason).


It is always amazing and intertaining to watch huge gatherings dolphins cavorting. I've had some really close encounters with them over the years; I will always remember these.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 23, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
I think it was on the Nat Geo channel where I've seen the Sea World ads about
how much they're doing for the Orcas. I almost threw up. The five seconds
where the Orca comes up to the keeper to have its fin stroked is so touching.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
When I got off the plane in LAX on friday I saw this three gates down. It's a dam good thing I didn't fly out on that thing:
Credit: nature

Regarding my images I'll post a url but it will be awhile. I've started year long project and in a couple months I'll launch it with my sushi by nature website.

But more than anything I'm going to protect my digital property. There's some things brewing.


Best quote of the weekend - "SHARK!!!! Everyone IN the water."
I'm getting bumper stickers made.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2014 - 11:33am PT
SeaWorld Makes List of 4 Most Hated U.S. Companies



SeaWorld has repeatedly claimed that the controversial “Blackfish” film was full of misleading evidence and was more of a propaganda piece than an objective documentary; however, it appears that the American public isn’t buying that story. According to a recent report released by Comsumerist, SeaWorld has made the list of the four most unpopular U.S. corporations.

Who made the list? SeaWorld, of course. And Walmart, Monsanto and Comcast. We could just rename the companies: Animal Abuse, Sweatshop Labor, GMOs and Terrible Customer Service.

SeaWorld’s reputation came under fire in 2013 when the premier of “Blackfish” brought the mistreatment of captive orcas to the public’s attention. In the wake the film’s release, celebrities and activists boycotted the parks, helping to spread awareness and increase support for the documentary. As park attendance plummeted and, as a result, SeaWorld’s stock value decreased, many parks were forced to lower the price of admission in order to try and make up for lost revenue.

Shortly after the release of “Blackfish,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture joined the ranks of SeaWorld’s critics and fined the park for failing to properly maintain flooring and tanks. The USDA determined that the health and safely of animal performers was put at risk by the outdated facilities. Then, in the beginning of 2014, SeaWorld was fined again for the same flooring issue and the use of expired surgical sutures. These sutures, if used on any of the parks’ injured animals, could result in severe and life-threatening infections.

Today, over a year and a half after the premier of “Blackfish,” the marine park operator continues to face decreased attendance and revenue. Consumerist reports that SeaWorld’s annual number of visitors fell by 4% in 2014, with even lower numbers seen in the last three months.






locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Jun 26, 2014 - 11:36am PT


and in the meantime, "Free Willie" has taken on a whole new meaning...

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