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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).
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.
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