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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.
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
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