February 25, 2014 - Taiji, Japan - Celebrity Missy Hargraves was successfully able to enter the Taiji Whale Museum to document and report on the deplorable c…
I’m almost in tears, you can see Hope, Faith (the Pantropical spotted dolphins), Angel (the albino bottlenose calf), and the unnamed Striped dolphin in the Taiji Whale Museum tank, tiny and not too clean.
At the end, either Hope or Faith comes right up to Missy and talks to her— clicking, squealing, as if to ask for help. It’s heartbreaking. These dolphins are the most beautiufl beings, and all but their mere ability to survive have been taken from them. They seem numb, stripped of everything but sorrow. Their families have been murdered, their worlds stolen away, and their happiness squashed. They are prisoners of the worst kind— innocents who have done nothing wrong but be born into the age of human cruelty.
This is absolutely heartbreaking. The way they float like that, Angel going around in circles. I could hardly compose myself watching this.
I don’t think they would be allowed to do that (thank god. I mean the parks are already crowded, can you imagine an influx of ten more orcas on one of the already crowded areas? Sounds hellish)
From my understanding, I don’t think they can move the orcas themselves, their semen or eggs out of the state and I don’t think there is anywhere suitable for them to be moved within the state* so I don’t think moving them is possible
*I’m not too sure about this but someone, please correct me if I’m wrong!
From what I’ve read it would be illegal to transport the orca over state lines to another facility… I may not be 100% correct on that though.
YES, it would be illegal to export the whales over state lines. I repeat: SeaWorld could NOT transport the whales to other parks.
Couldn’t they transport the whales before the law came in? I don’t know how it works in the states, but I’m pretty sure here in the UK there’s a certain delay between the law being agreed upon and it being enforced (I don’t know the technical words but I hope you get what I mean). For example, this is a crap example but for some reason its the first thing that came to mind, on the night before the law came in that banned anyone from drinking alcohol on the tube in London, people set up a huge party on the Circle line and just went round and round drinking as much as they could.
Now I’m not saying that they should do this, but if lawmakers were to agree and pass this as law, what would stop SeaWorld transporting the orcas out of California before the law came in? Is there a delay like that in the states?
I’m not trying to be argumentative, I really don’t know and want some clarity.
I have all the official documents and draft of the bill on my site www.rebelmouse.com/maralkalinian pls check it out. It states no mammal shall cross state lines, nor his/her semen/egg…when this bill passes, there will be sanctuaries to
Yes, I think I understand what the bill states but my point is between the time when the lawmakers go “yes we want this to be a thing” and the date it comes into affect (if that’s how the US system works?!) is there anything to stop them transporting the orcas out?
Well I had written out a long response to explain how the US system works (well, a brief overview at least) and then my wi-fi cut out and I lost it all -_- But long story short yes there is a leeway time between when the bill is approved and when it goes into effect, and generally it’s at least a few months, if I recall correctly. Like, it’s generally not a week from the day the bill is approved or anything.
I seriously HOPE that shit doesn’t pass. If it does, I’m moving fucking where ever the Orcas and my baby Makani are going.
MY baby Makani??? Kasatka’s baby Makani is going somewhere where he won’t die before reaching maturity and will spend the rest of his life with his MOTHER and siblings. That’s why you should be happy for him. He’s not yours.
I still stand firm in my belief that you don’t have to see whales in person to love them. I’ve never seen pilot whales or pacific white sided dolphins but they’re some of my favorite cetaceans. So no, people don’t necessarily have to go see them in the wild in order to respect them. I love Tsuchi the wild orca to death and I’ve never seen her.
Obviously boats and pollution are issues. But whale watching, when done correctly and responsibly, is not harmful. There’s spots on land that you can see orcas from, and kayaks are silent and produce no pollution. You don’t have to use a boat to see wild whales!
For Orkid, this bill means she will never be AI’d again (she hates the procedure). Please help her by signing this petition:I got this picture from Orca Home
Holy mother of god it’s hot here. Shoutout to all the Australians who are capable of dealing with this heat.
For Nakai this bill means that he will never get hurt this way again.
Sign the petition:
It’s about time someone steps up to protect whales.
This petition is gaining a ton of steam! 130,000 sigs so far! Add yours if you haven’t already :D
I know this is an Alaskan orca but I’m pretty sure he’s passed away. He’s not in the current ID charts.
there was a post going around which asked “after cetacean captivity is over, what are you going to focus on”
100% getting kinder eggs legal again.
Well so far the weather here is pretty good; I talked to some Sea Shepherd folks at a little market this morning and apparently the tropical cyclone is moving south of here. And I asked our tour director and she said the reef tour is still on for tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
Thanks so much! I fly a lot too and I’m never nervous, but this is the first time I’ve ever been overseas so I’m a little anxious this time.