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Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Mar 14, 2014 - 03:59pm PT
Karen, thanks for the updates and I commend you for not feeding the trolls. If one ignores them they will go elsewhere to get that attention they need so badly.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 14, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Coz said:
"....you guys have absolutely no answer or science behind what you're doing."

Science? Of course not, this is totally emotions. But I'm onboard, that crap has always made me uncomfortable, never took my family there. Went the circus once with them, felt the same way with a few acts. (ie, elephants and lions made to perform for money, forced to live a in a f*ed up environment totally non- native to them)
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Thanks Chewybacca and Couchmaster,
There is absolutely no science in making wild animals do tricks for food.
More whales and dolphins will not die in the wild if they are not held in captivity.
Children should learn to respect animals not learn that they are here for their entertainment.
Credit: karen roseme

http://themonstersamongus.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/prosecute-lima-teenagers-that-used-a-distress-dolphin-as-a-toy/


http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/11/saving-seaworld10-california-bans-orcas-captivity-richard-bloom-killer-whales?cmpid=tpanimals-eml-2014-3-15-seaworld10
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Mar 16, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Ouch! Good one!
2nd grade was quite nice. Seems like just yesterday. Really wasn't that long ago.
I remember a trip to the zoo to see all the imprisoned animals.
I'm pretty sure I thought about that at the time. Why did they have to live like that?
But, it was a fun out of school adventure.


karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
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skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Mar 17, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
There is no science behind this...it hasn't been researched as far as I can tell. Someone would have to pay for that research generally, or perhaps a college student working on a masters or doctorate. But I can tell you that my kids and I feel we have learned more by watching videos like the BBC's Blue Planet and Planet Earth or National Geographic vids on various topics than going to Sea World. Even the Monterey Aquarium is a much better option. Kids just see cute animals at seaworld, whereas informational videos can (not always that is for sure) show much more of a creatures' lifestyle. Learning to respect nature is different than learning to be entertained by nature. So what I am saying is that the replacement for Sea World is already out there and has been for years; Wildlife videos. Educate yourself.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Mar 17, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
Jeeze. I think it's obvious that Karen wants to willfully destroy the established method that teaches people that these animals are there to entertain us and to be screwed with. If you can't put yourself in the other persons shoes, you'll never understand what they are saying or where they are coming from. I'm saying that it has already been replaced by good wildlife video work. Show the kids the videos. Go to the aquarium. Done deal.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 17, 2014 - 08:04pm PT
skcreidc +1
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2014 - 10:16am PT
skcreidc x3
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Mar 19, 2014 - 09:53am PT
I suppose if you want to get rid of circuses, zoos, and ban humans from owning dogs, cats, turtles, birds, fish,etc, outlaw making dogs do tricks for treats, and the like, I could go along with your petition.Oh, and of course dog breeders who pump out unnecessary quantities of animals for profit. But, if youve got animals in captivity and a dog youve taught tricks for your amusement,im not buying into it.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 19, 2014 - 09:57am PT
guess ill mention the fact that on the missing airplane thread Karen makes fun of it. 200 plus lost people a joke to her. Meh..
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2014 - 10:43am PT
Credit: karen roseme

ps... I like the new ron better
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2014 - 10:28am PT
http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/03/21/drone-video-dolphin-stampede

http://www.opb.org/news/article/are-whales-at-risk-from-navy-sonar-training-plans/

Credit: karen roseme
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2014 - 01:42pm PT
Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji's Horrifying Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both


http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/09/dolphin-marine-park-taiji-japan-eat-dolphins


Says one activist: Visiting dolphins in a Taiji marine park would be ďlike taking a tour of a mental institution; they are severely traumatized.Ē

Credit: karen roseme
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2014 - 10:33am PT
Meet the Lawmaker Behind the #SeaWorld10 Bill to End Orca Captivity


http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/24/meet-lawmaker-behind-seaworld10-bill-end-orca-captivity

"As for their second argument, I completely understand the economic value and jobs that SeaWorld provides. But I donít think anybody would ever argue that we can justify jobs by supporting bad conduct. We can have disagreements about that, but thereís no intention whatsoever to do economic harm to SeaWorld. Itís a weak argument. They have a whole bunch of other exhibits and theme-park rides. Their business model doesnít depend on orcas."


What can people inside or outside California do?

Anybody interested can contact legislators here. Of course, itís most meaningful for legislators to hear from their own constituents. And itís important to keep this debate civil. Thereís been very uncivil discourse going on. This is an important topic, but one we can engage in civilly. A petition for the bill has upwards of 1.5 million online signatures. Itís heartwarming to know that a lot of folks are supporting this. Anything that even approaches that number is indicative of just how strong public sentiment is on this issue. Iíve done some things before that were pretty popular, but this really is on a far different level.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2014 - 02:07pm PT
https://www.thedodo.com/curious-orca-whales-swim-right-482325718.html

Curious Orca Whales Swim Right Under Shocked Paddle Boarder
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 1, 2014 - 10:13am PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/world/europe/united-nations-court-rules-against-japan-in-whaling-dispute.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

U.N. Court Orders Japan to Halt Whaling Off Antarctica

karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2014 - 11:29am PT
[UPDATE: SeaWorld Gave Valium To Whales For "Grotesque" Behavior Unnatural In The Wild]

Trainers at SeaWorld have been documented administering psychoactive drugs to some of their marine mammals, according to new documents obtained by Buzzfeed. The website obtained an affidavit filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a dispute between the SeaWorld and Marineland over the transport of a killer whale, Ikaika, to SeaWorld.

https://www.thedodo.com/seaworld-admits-to-giving-orca-492562391.html

https://www.thedodo.com/exclusive-blackfish-the-cove-c-399531056.html
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
Help Bring an End to Orca Captivity in California - Support AB 2140

http://www.congressweb.com/awi/44/thankyou?resultId=29DFE11A-CB34-6093-36DA75472F6679B6



Please call your Assembly member (but not other members) today with a brief, polite message urging them to support AB 2140! Assembly members can also be contacted by letter, fax, or email to let them know that protecting orcas is important to you.
The Orca Welfare and Safety Act (AB 2140) will receive its first hearing in the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife of the California State Assembly on Tuesday, April 8th at 9 a.m. Please attend to show your support for the bill and, if you wish, to speak up on its behalf. All those wishing to provide public comment in support of the bill will be allowed a chance to do so. You will only be required to state your name, any affiliation and your support for the bill.

(Room 437, Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). Please arrive early to secure your place in the room.
karen roseme

Mountain climber
san diego
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Credit: karen roseme

Hey where dod that video go? I was just about to watch it!
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