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derangedhyena_delphinidae

When you go to Seaworld, this is more or less what it's like. Why do people defend this nonsense? They're very clearly not prioritizing the animals. #seaworld #anticaptivity #emptythetanks #orca #killerwhale #artistsoninstagram #seaworldsucks

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blue_world__oceanography

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blue_world__oceanography

This is what you pay for every time you buy a ticket.we should respect all living beings even if we can’t understand them (yet).Now I met many people who think humans can and should control the environment and thus the living beings in it but what I think were forgetting is that these other beings or species have minds thoughts feelings and can feel pain so who are we as humans to decide what animals we protect or what animals we ignore before it’s too late. #moutainlover #sylviaearle #alaskalife #moutainlife #captainpaulwatson #anticaptivity #thanksbutnotanks #freethewhales #freethewhale #plasticpollution #econotego #ecofriendly #photography #photgrapher #letschange #followme #savetheearth #belugawhale #whale #dolphin #shark #dontbuyaticket #fish #breachthedams

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moana_matron_designs

You guys are sending me the cutest pics of you enjoying your new Scarlet pieces, keep em coming! 💙

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inherentlywild

Mental Stimulation . There is no denying that the ocean is one of the most dynamic natural environments in the world. With its ever-changing conditions, it provides all of its inhabitants opportunities to stimulate the mind and intrigue the senses. It is the perfect environment for dolphins and whales who revel in the freedom to travel great distances at impressive speeds thanks to the ocean’s open expanse. . In a shameful and cruel contrast, the environment captive cetaceans are forced to live in is vastly different from their ocean home. Commonly nothing more than a concrete tank with not even a fish painted on the wall, the average cetacean enclosure is the equivalent of a stark, empty room. With the industrial features of gates and steel bars, there is nothing aesthetically pleasing or fascinating for the animals trapped within to enjoy. . No longer able to swim at great speeds, dive to depths of up to thousands of feet, travel up to 100 miles per day, hunt, forage, or explore, there is nothing stimulating for cetaceans to do outside of feeding/training sessions and performances. Although these sessions may alleviate some boredom, it’s often the same training/routines they’ve been doing for 5, 10, 20 years, if not a lifetime. . Rather than using profits to provide the cetaceans they hold captive with a more naturalistic environment, many facilities insist on spending money on expensive lighting, sets, props and costumes to increase the entertainment value of their performances for human guests. These profit-orientated decisions lead to captives relying on their trainers for stimulation. Environmental Enrichment Devices (EEDs) are captivity’s version of enrichment. Including balls, disks, hoops, floats, water jets, ice, and gelatine, these devices do not adequately satisfy a cetacean’s curiosity or need for mental stimulation, as evident of the fact neurotic stereotypical behaviours still occur despite the use of EEDS. . The only environment capable of allowing cetaceans to live enriching lives full of opportunities to explore, hunt and socialise is the very environment they evolved for millennia to thrive in – the ocean. . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: KSW

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swikritisood

There is nothing more beautiful than watching this little baby growing up into a beautiful elephant with wonderful personality. You do not know the true personality or soul of zoo elephants , not allowed the freedom to be who they truly are. What you see is not who they are, what you see is everything they've lost, their families, soul, spirit and freedom and the same can be said for elephants used in tourism industry. If riding an elephant is on your bucket list, you are simply fueling a trade that is all sorts of abuse. #elephant #elephantpants #elephantrides #tourism #thailand #anticap #anticaptivity #elephants #babyelephant #elephantride #ele #paint #animal #animallovers #insta #instapic #instagram #instalike #instamood #instasize #instalove #instadaily #bekind #dontbuyaticket #travel #phajaan

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swikritisood

I am not famous, I am not rich. I don’t even know what I wanna do in my life, but 1 thing I damn well know, I have a “conscience”. I sleep peacefully at night knowing I am not involve in torture of any living being. What and who you see above is @jadapinkettsmith interacting with an elephant who is used in tourism industry to forcefully interact with humans. How can I tell? See the bulhook in the video? It’s used to break an elephant’s spirit through a technique called #phajaan Now, @jadapinkettsmith is a worldly women and I am sure she knew about this(how can she not?) yet she decided to promote this shit via her social handle also making a hypocritical statement ‘I love elephants, they are so intelligent’. Ma’am because they are intelligent, they should not be used for tourists entertainment. They are not here for us. You and your husband could have visited a genuine wildlife sanctuary but instead, you promoted this shit and your Husband is busy promoting exotic wildlife pet trade via @therealtarzann 💔 #couplesgoals 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽 #elephant #elephantpants #elephantrides #tourism #thailand #anticap #anticaptivity #elephants #babyelephant #elephantride #ele #paint #animal #animallovers #insta #instapic #instagram #instalike #instamood #instasize #instalove #instadaily #bekind #dontbuyaticket #travel #phajaan

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rgrsv

glædelig efterårsferie gå på museum istedet for :) 1/21. idéen er stjålet fra @casperhilt højdepunkt - en high five fra en skoledreng der sagde han var tvunget med love you little boy 😂 fik lov til at stå ved indgangen i 50 min inden jeg blev smidt væk 💪🏻 #silentactivism #veganactivism #copenhagenzoo #anticaptivity #vegan (ja jeg gik i papcontaineren)

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inherentlywild

While a concrete tank is undoubtedly inappropriate to house a killer whale due to its tight confines and barren features, it can also be dangerous if constructed and/or maintained with carelessness. Loro Parque’s killer whale stadium is a perfect example of this. . In February 2006 four SeaWorld owned orcas were transported to Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain. Upon arrival at the zoo, Orca Ocean - Loro Parque’s orca complex - was far from finished. To save money and speed up the process, Wolfgang Kiessling, Loro Parque’s owner, decided to coat the pools with a cheap product called Metflix. . Keto, Kohana, Tekoa and Skyla quickly picked up on this problem and developed the habit of using their teeth to peel away strips of the Metflix from the pool walls. This directly coincides with the inadequate living conditions and lack of stimulation captive orcas are subjected to. As a result, Orca Ocean was shut down for repairs for 10 weeks. This left the orcas exposed to construction noise for up to twelve hours a day. . Even after the repairs, Metflix strips would still show up in the pool skimmers, and the orcas would continue to pick it up and ingest it. Toward the end of 2006, three of the four Loro Parque orcas underwent endoscopies to determine whether or not they had ingested the paint (if toxic, it can prove fatal). . Shown in the video above is Keto undergoing an endoscopy exam in November, 2006. As the trainers attempt to restrain Keto, he gets more and more agitated until he finally begins to thrash around. Not only is this dangerous for both Keto and the trainers, but it could’ve been prevented. If Loro Parque used an appropriate paint product this entire situation could have been avoided. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: Suzanne Allee

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parrottafernando

"Many dolphins have been TAKEN from their family for a life of tricks, frozen fish and a depressing existance in a small concrete tank. DON'T BUY A TICKET! #taiji #taijijapan #thecove #fallfromfreedom #blackfish #captive #anticap #anticaptivity #seaworldsucks #marinepark #dolphinariums"

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inherentlywild

Update on Morgan’s Calf . Almost three weeks ago 11-year-old Morgan gave birth to her first calf at Loro Parque, a zoo in Tenerife, Spain. The female calf was said to be healthy, but the first video released of both mother and calf revealed the newborn was seemingly struggling to nurse, despite claims Morgan displayed “ideal maternal behaviour”. Problems with nursing persisted and Loro Parque argued this was due to Morgan’s “low milk production”, with no mention or exploration of Morgan’s undoubtable inexperience and the impact this can have on raising a calf. They’ve since taken action and had to separate mother and calf for bottle feeding sessions. Although it’s assumed Morgan is reunited with her calf in between these sessions it’s never been confirmed. . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: Loro Parque and @lisakristin94 Disclaimer: Fair Use for Educational Purposes Copyright disclaimer - The photos in this photo set do not belong to me. Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

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talyn7638

À Taïji la mère est bleu aujourd’hui ! Les chasseurs n’ont trouvé aucun dauphin et ont dû rentrer au port ! BLUE COVE ! BLUE COVE ! #cestassez #cestassezlyon #ricobarrysdolphinproject #nonàlacaptivité #anticaptivity #cetaces #nonauxdelphinariums

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j27srkw

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talyn7638

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moana_matron_designs

Hoping #bennythebeluga finishes his little holiday soon and heads off to his natural waters 🌊

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ladolphinconnection

La captivité des dauphins et des orques contribue, directement ou indirectement, à leur massacre dans certaines parties du monde, en particulier à Taiji au Japon. #taiji #delphinarium #dauphins #dauphin #orque #orques #cétacés #ladolphinconnection #emptythetanks #protectionanimale #protectiondesoceans #anticaptivité #anticaptivity #baleine #mer #oceans #ocean #oceangeek #dontbuyaticket

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mediabymads

A behind the scenes iPhone shot from my recent trip to Marineland Antibes. I feel completely helpless when I look at this photo. I travelled to Marineland to document the captive orcas, however I walked around the park to see all the other marine mammals kept there.🐬 . I really don’t know how people find seeing these amazing creatures confined to a tiny pool entertaining. They are not performing because they want to, they are performing for fish, otherwise they go hungry. . I walked out of Marineland after spending 7 hours there feeling completely heartbroken. But I am trying to remain positive for future of captive marine mammals.🙏🏼 . Don’t buy a ticket to these facilities or swim with dolphins programs. If you want to see dolphins or whales then go on a responsible whale watching trip to see them in the wild. There is no greater feeling that seeing dolphins ride the bow wave of a boat, those memories will last a lifetime 🌊🐋🐬 . #wildandfree #saynotocaptivity #bottlenosedolphins #dontbuyaticket #anticaptivity #mediabymads #visualcommunication #marinemammals #stolenfreedom

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thetravelingmartian

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moana_matron_designs

Scarlet J50 💙

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walkforwildlives

I'm over half way through my 870 miles on the #walescoastalpath . Here are a few pictures I've taken along this journey so far. #walkforwildlives #walkingwalesforwhales #forthedolphins #anticaptivity #antiwhaling #emptythetanks

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mediabymads

If you’ll followed my stories today you will know that I have been at a marine park (hell) to start filming for my project. It’s been a tough, emotional day so I thought I would head to the beach for a little bit of down time to watch the sunset. I looked down and saw a lot of plastic so decided that it was time to do a @2minutebeachclean 🌊 . This might be a new record for the amount I’ve collected in 2 minutes! I have felt very helpless all day seeing so many beautiful marine mammals trapped in tanks. Doing this little beach clean made me feel as if I can make a difference to those animals who are lucky enough to be in the wild 🐋🐬 . #2minutebeachclean #mediabymads #beachcleaning #singleuseisnouse #refusesingleuseplastic #helptheoceans #marinemammals #anticaptivity #emptythetanks #visualcommunication #filmmaker #environmentalphotographer

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moana_matron_designs

Back again those #mondayblues 🐬🌊

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inherentlywild

Some disturbing footage has emerged from SeaWorld Orlando's Shamu Stadium. The video, taken at the beginning of September, captures Ava, a six-year-old short-finned pilot whale, slamming her head against the glass windows and concrete flooring of her tank. According to the photographer, @cetuscetus, this footage was captured shortly after the park's four pilot whales (Fredi, Ace, Ava and Piper) had been temporarily separated into two different tanks. Ava was separated into G pool along with Ace while Fredi and Piper were held in an adjacent tank. Ava seemed agitated by this and began striking her head against her tank. She hit her head at least four times over a period of 30 minutes. . Ava was one of 22 short-finned pilot whales involved in a mass stranding along the coast of Florida in September 2012. Ava, Piper and Ace were the only whales to survive. Due to their young age, they were all deemed non-releaseable and transferred to SeaWorld Orlando for long-term care. These whales survived the worst event of their lives together and are incredibly emotionally bonded (as all pilot whale pods are) so it’s unsurprising Ava reacted in such a negative way when separated from Piper, one of the last remaining members of her birth pod. . While Ava’s behaviour doesn’t appear to have led to any injuries on this occasion, it is still highly abnormal and extremely concerning. Such behaviour has led to disastrous consequences in the past including injury and even death. . Caption: @inherentlywild Video: @CetusCetus

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I couldn't stop myself from sharing this gorgeous aerial photo of a lone bull orca travelling along the coast of Monterey, California. It perfectly shows off his large pectoral flippers which are a sexually dimorphic feature in killer whales, just like the dorsal fin. While the pectoral flippers of male killer whales can grow to 6.5ft in length and 4ft wide, females have significantly smaller fins which makes it easier to differentiate between the sexes! Photography by @slatermoorephotography

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veganowizardo

Vegans with non-shelter animals... Why? If you had the animal before you went vegan that's completely understandable but if you are vegan beyond clout then you will realise that while farm animals tend to be the main focus, the lifestyle extends beyond just what you eat. There are thousands of dogs in shelters and foster homes - and before anyone says so - they are NOT all bull breed dogs. In Australia you simply have to search on Petrescue.com to see a myriad of dog breeds. And even then, if you do not see the dog for you at that time, why not just wait? Not every shelter is a no kill shelter. These animals suffer and die while people go on buying puppies from breeders. There might not be someone who comes to adopt a rescue dog but there WILL ALWAYS be people who BUY from breeders and pet shops. Breed specific rescues exist. There are rescue dogs beyond bully breeds (although bully breeds deserce a chance as well). Your time and patience as a vegan exists. Unfortunately I'm not surprised as I've seen plenty of vegans with purebred dogs. It is still disappointing nonetheless. - 🌵

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moana_matron_designs

Sorry guys, I've been so busy showing you guys my recent work that I've flooded the feed with non-critter pics! So, since I know you guys have a not-so-secret fave, here's some lovely orca swimming free! 🌊 Photo not to be used without permission from myself and orcaresearch.org 🚫

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talyn7638

BLUE COVE à Taïji ! Le mauvais temps empêche les bateaux de prendre la mer ! Les dauphins sont en sécurité #cestassez #cestassezlyon #anticaptivity #nonàlacaptivité #boycottmarineland #boycottplanetesauvage #boycottparcasterix #boycotttaiji

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inherentlywild

Concrete Tanks . The most obvious issue with keeping orcas in captivity is the environments they are forced to live in. While zoos and aquariums try their upmost best to replicate the natural habitats of all of the species they house orcas do not receive this same treatment. Despite being acknowledged as one of the most highly intelligent species on earth, they are housed in barren concrete tanks that more closely resemble old-fashioned menageries than modern-day zoo exhibits. . Not only is their intelligence completely disregarded but so is their basic biology. Orcas have evolved for thousands of years to swim vast distances at impressive speeds and extraordinary depths. In the wild, orcas are capable of swimming upwards of 100 miles per day and regularly dive between depths of 656ft to 984ft (Matkin et al., 2012), with a maximum depth of over 1312ft in Alaska (Matkin et al., 2012) and 2518ft in the Southern Ocean (Reisinger et al., 2012). With no current orca tank measuring longer than 220ft, or deeper than 50ft, the restrictions forcefully imposed upon orcas are drastic. Considering male orcas can reach up to 32ft in length, with females reaching up to 28ft, even the world’s largest orca tank dimensions are inadequate. . To help visualise this severe deprivation of space swipe right to the second slide. The tiny blue box shows the amount of space in one of the pools at SeaWorld. The bright yellow line shows the path of a dive by a wild Southern Resident orca, K33 Tika. SeaWorld touts it has some of the largest orca habitats in the world but 11 out of 16 of their tanks are shallower in depth than their adult killer whales are in length. . Being deprived of natural behaviours is not the only issue for killer whales confined within concrete tanks. Barren and featureless, concrete tanks provide no stimulation for the orcas causing them to suffer in boredom. This has led to the manifestation of unnatural, violent and self-mutilating behaviours which have never been recorded in the wild. . Do not support such blatant cruelty. Don’t buy a ticket. . Caption: @inherentlywild Diagram: Candace Calloway Whiting *Apologies for poor quality*

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moana_matron_designs

Orca Pod incoming 💙

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alexploratrice_

Un combat de plus. La satisfaction des personnes qui s'arrêtent, comme si le temps était sur pause un instant. Les larmes qui coulent quand ces même personnes ne quittent plus les yeux de l'écran depuis deux heures. Même une petite action peut faire toute la différence. Laisse l'éternel refrain : pas l'temps, fatigué, flemme. Et prends le temps de te battre pour les causes chères à tes yeux. #manifestation #liberté #antimarineland #anticaptivity #sensibilisation #placemassena #nice #southoffrance #fightforrights #orcaanddolphin

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thetravelingmartian

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sevenseasoffreedom

The first month of the 2018/2019 Taiji dolphin drive has passed. Here are the number of dolphins and whales slaughtered and captured this month. - A small pod of Risso's dolphins were slaughtered - 5 Risso's slaughtered while two juveniles were dumped at sea. They likely will not survive after their mothers were slaughtered - 4 previously captured dolphins have died in the sea pens due to contaminates and runoff from the recent typhoon. 3 also died from their injuries - Fortunately two pods of dolphins was able to escape hunters and not be driven into the cove! - Please watch the documentary "The Cove" and visit dolphinproject.net for more information! Don't buy a ticket to any facility that holds cetaceans captive! When the demand for seeing these animals in captivity stops, the capture and slaughter can come to an end! - *Note that the first photo is not from this past month. This photo shows how brutal the slaughter process gets. Hunters now put up tarps to stop images such as these from being taken* Caption: @sevenseasoffreedom

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moana_matron_designs

Currently trying to get my first assignment finished in between making a LOT of Scarlet necklaces, as well as a couple of J35 and her calf. Attempting to capture them as they were before the tragedy, swimming free together 💙

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moun06300

Diffusion de blackFish place massena!!! Impact sans précédent !!!! #blackfish #anticaptivity #

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lepetitterrierdemanue

Milieu et fin du happening. Fin de journée à Nice place Masséna anti captivité. Super moment plein d'émotion. Bravo aux organisateurs. Il y a aussi beaucoup de gens sensibilisé a notre action et c'est ça le plus important !! #anticaptivité #anticaptivity #anticaptivite #antimarineland #liberté #nice #placemassena #placemasséna #superbeautemps #fermeturedemarineland #manif #manifestation #happening #viequotidienne #nonalacaptivité #nonalacaptivite #nonàlacaptivité #marineland #stopcaptivity #emptythetanks #stopcaptivité

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lepetitterrierdemanue

Début du happening. Fin de journée à Nice place Masséna anti captivité. Super moment plein d'émotion. Bravo aux organisateurs. Il y a aussi beaucoup de gens sensibilisé a notre action et c'est ça le plus important !! #anticaptivité #anticaptivity #anticaptivite #antimarineland #liberté #nice #placemassena #placemasséna #superbeautemps #fermeturedemarineland #manif #manifestation #happening #viequotidienne #nonalacaptivité #nonalacaptivite #nonàlacaptivité #marineland #stopcaptivity #emptythetanks #stopcaptivité

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moana_matron_designs

And this is how Scarlet turned out, all glossed up 🎀

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_chloe.alyssa

Happy fall everyone! 🍁🍂 it’s the first Blitz day of the fall term! So happy Blitz Day!🤙🏻 • As usual for me it’s all about photography and books!📚📸 I’m always looking for new people to shoot with and always finding new books that I know i’ll love😊 And I love doing all this with my super comfortable and stylish shoes on!👟 • Also, make sure to check out my photography page📸😁: @chloetuttphotography_ • • • • #bangsshoes #blitzday #bangsambassador #livebangs #photography #photographer #belovedstories #belovedpresets #deathatseaworld #books #nikon #shoepics #bibliophile #anticaptivity #emptythetanks #recovery #longassnails @bangsshoes #radshoes #newfriends #reading #portraitphotographer #happyfall #iphonephotography

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thetravelingmartian

It was so fun to see T38s and T35s the other day, the only other time I’ve seen them was in Southeast Alaska. This is T38A, who is easily distinguishable by her small white patch on the left side of her dorsal fin. • • • #biggskillerwhales #transients #whales #dolphins #cetacean #marinemammaleaters #killersofwhales #natureismetal #neature #thereisnoplanetb #climatechangeisreal #stopsucking #slurpresponsibly #anticaptivity #nofishnoblackfish #takedownthosedamndamsalready #nomorefarmedsalmon #fuckseaworld #fucktrump

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organizeearth

URGENT: The lonely dolphin in Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium has been there since 2005. The Marine Park has since closed and has no staff. Honey the bottlenose dolphin, 46 penguins, and many fish and reptiles are held captive in deplorable/disgusting conditions. Please help us get them out of there and released in to @dolphin_project ‘s care so they can be properly cared for. Their lives are on the line. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION. Link in bio! #organizeearth #taiji #nocaptivity #anticaptivity #freethem #dolphins #honeythedolphin #inubosakimarinepark #japan #freedom

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beardedninjasamurai

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crysta_veganweirdo

Meetings in Villeneuve Loubet and Antibes (for the first adoption salon) with Andre-Joseph Bouglione, former animal tamer who chose to free his animals and created a 100% humane and eco-friendly circus. He is amazing and so kind and humble. #emptythecages #freedom #untileverycageisempty #vegan #govegan #stopcaptivity #anticaptivity #letthemfree #freealltheanimals #animalsarenotours #animalsarenotclowns #stopcircuseswithanimals #stopanimalabuse #stopanimalcruelty #veganactivist #animalactivist #ecocirquejosephbouglione #josephbouglione

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moana_matron_designs

Back again those #mondayblues 🌊

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veganowizardo

I had a pretty lengthy discussion with someone about the plants have feelings argument. It was torture. This person was absolutely adamant that plants could feel like humans do. That they had a brain, had family units; the whole shebang. If you were there you could see I was barely holding myself back from slapping the guy. But here's my response: IF (and that's a big if) plants are able to feel on the same highly complex level that animals can, is it not better to kill only a few instead of killing all? "Plant rights activists" seem to forget that animal agriculture is a huge source of deforestation, that plants must be grown and killed to feed to the MILLIONS of animals that are also killed and fed to humanity. They seem to forget that we would have more wild plants and a healthier ecosystem if majority of people lived a vegan lifestyle. The people would be healthier, the Earth would flourish and there would be MORE plants than before. So fuck off, basically. - 🌵

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inherentlywild

Morgan, an 11-year-old killer whale, gave birth yesterday morning at Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain. According to the official statement the calf is healthy and Morgan attended to her newborn immediately, demonstrating ideal maternal behaviour. Back when the pregnancy was first announced in December 2017 concerns were raised over whether Morgan would reject her calf due to a lack of experience. Fortunately, this did not happen and both mother and calf are reportedly doing well. . Morgan is the only rescued killer whale currently in captivity. At just three years old she was found swimming in the Wadden Sea, off the coast of the Netherlands, in a critical condition. Alone and extremely emaciated, she was captured and brought to Dolphinarium Harderwijk to receive emergency treatment and undergo rehabilitation. Unfortunately, Morgan was deemed non-releasable by the Dutch government on the grounds that she had not acquired the skills needed to survive in the wild. She was then transferred to Loro Parque in 2011 where she, despite not having the skills to care for herself, was somehow deemed to have the right skills to raise a calf of her own. . While Loro Parque insist everything is going well, the first video of Morgan and her newborn has raised some concerns. Baby M, as we’ll call him or her until a name is released, appears to be trying to nurse from Morgan’s belly button rather than her mammary glands which are located on either side of her genital slit. This is rather concerning as it may suggest the calf is struggling to nurse properly. If the calf cannot nurse the trainers will have to temporarily separate Morgan from her calf and try to bottle feed him/her. Hopefully this will not be necessary, and Baby M will begin to nurse correctly soon (if he/she hasn’t already). . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: Loro Parque Video: Oceanikworld Zooconsultans

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wild_whales

Bittersweet days with the Southern Residents. I love seeing how happy these whales are despite all they’re going through, but it hurts knowing they likely won’t be around much longer because of what we’ve done to their food source and habitat. • • • #anticaptivity #cetacean #dolphins #killerwhale #island #islandlife #nature #marinemammal #marinemammals #orca #ocean #orcawhale #orcinusorca #photography #pacificnorthwest #southernresidents #srkw #jpod #southernresidentkillerwhales #whale #wildandfree #wildlife #washingtonstate #wildlifephotography #conservation #salmon #nofishnoblackfish #lpod #kpod #breaching

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peaceful_places_

A tender moment between T037A and her calf T037A4. These creatures spend most of their lives underwater hidden from our view, so it's incredibly special to witness surface behaviours such as this one. #BornToBeFree #AntiCaptivity -------------------------------------------- #SeaworldSucks #PacificNorthwest #Ocean #Free #Wonder #WorldTraveler #Explore #WestCoast #AdventureIsOutThere #Travel #TravelAndEscape #LittleMoments #Wild --------------------------------------------

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inherentlywild

Perhaps one of the most disturbing behaviours to witness amongst captive killer whales is self-harm. Thought to be the result of boredom, distress, and frustration related to living in an unnatural environment, it is one of several stereotypical behaviours displayed by highly intelligent species (like cetaceans) in confinement. There are various ways a cetacean can harm itself in its captive environment but the most commonly observed behaviour is for a cetacean to ram its head or body into the walls, floors or gates of its tank. . The first video shows five-year-old Lynn at Port of Nagoya Aquarium banging her head against the concrete floor 12 times in a row. She starts off fairly gently but persists to bang her head harder and harder until she swims off. In the next video 19-year-old Inouk at Marineland Antibes bangs his head against the plexiglass wall of his tank. He strikes his head against the glass notably harder than Lynn. In the final video Inouk’s nephew, four-year-old Keijo, bangs his head against the concrete slide out, possibly to relieve boredom. All of these orcas were born in captivity. They’ve never experienced the ocean before yet still exhibit abnormal behaviours in confinement. It couldn’t be clearer that barren tanks are inappropriate for all killer whales, regardless as to whether they were born in the wild or in captivity. . It’s also worth noting these behaviours were exhibited in some of the largest orca tanks in the world. While the back pools are not very impressive, both Port of Nagoya Aquarium and Marineland Antibes have large main pools which all of these orcas were held in when they behaved in this way. While lack of space is an issue, it is not the only issue for captive killer whales. Large tanks that are just as barren as smaller ones are equally inadequate. Killer whales require an environment that stimulates the mind and intrigues the senses, not just space to swim. Unable to hunt, forage or explore, they are stripped of almost all of their natural repertoire of behaviours and forced to live a sad alternative to the lives of their wild counterparts. . Caption: @inherentlywild Video: Chipi6ron_whale & @101toursdebassin

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moana_matron_designs

She's almost ready 💙

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bittydavis

Everytime I take the ferry I've never gotten to see any whales or seals etc (those seagulls in active pass dont count 😂). So this past weekend I was on one of the biggest ferries and all of a sudden the ferry slows down almost to a stop. Beautiful vista so I took a photo, then the captain comes on and informs everyone hes received a hail from researchers in the area they are tracking a pod of orcas and to minimize the environmental impact the captain turned off the engine. Immediately everyone ran to the other side of the boat to try and see them and left me on this side, where they actually decided to swim by. I was almost too slow to catch them on film (they are much faster than I realized hah) but a pod of about 5 to 8 swam by with researchers following close by in a zodiac. They crested and jumped right by the ferry and I couldnt stop smiling. They are just as beautiful as you think and even more beautiful with their families in the wild. 🐬🐬 . . . . . #bcferries #ferry #ferrytrip #orca #orcas #killerwhale #blackfish #wildnotcaptive #anticaptivity #inthewild #environment #reduceyourimpact #endangeredspecies #environmentaloutreach #coastalmarineprotection #waterislife @bcferries

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aaah_mariel_and_max

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wild_whales

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l_west_art

More accurate color from this zoom in on a scanned image of one of my recent paintings “Wild West”. acrylic on canvas . . #vancouverartist #yvrart #artwork #acrylicpainting #orca #savethewhales #anticaptivity #crueltyfree #inspiredbynature #ocean #artist #vancouver #creativelife #artistsofinstagram #painting #fineart @lilianewest

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l_west_art

More accurate color from this zoom in on a scanned image of one of my recent paintings “Wild West”. acrylic on canvas . . #vancouverartist #yvrart #artwork #acrylicpainting #orca #savethewhales #anticaptivity #crueltyfree #inspiredbynature #ocean #artist #vancouver #creativelife #artistsofinstagram #painting #fineart @lilianewest

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l_west_art

More accurate color from this scanned image of one of my recent paintings “Wild West”. 30x40 acrylic on canvas . . #vancouverartist #yvrart #artwork #acrylicpainting #orca #savethewhales #anticaptivity #crueltyfree #inspiredbynature #ocean #artist #vancouver #creativelife #artistsofinstagram #painting #fineart @lilianewest

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inherentlywild

Dorsal Fin Collapse . A killer whale’s dorsal fin can grow several feet long, with an adult male’s fin growing up to six feet – the tallest dorsal fin of all cetaceans. Despite its size, the dorsal fin is not supported by bone but a fibrous connective tissue called collagen. Wild orcas often travel far, and quickly, in deep water. The water provides pressure to the fin, keeping the tissues inside healthy and encouraging the dorsal fin to remain straight. . However, in captivity, the ability to travel is vastly limited. As a result, captive killer whales spend more time at the surface (gravity takes over) and are forced to swim endless circles, often in the same direction, in a relatively small tank. Consequentially, the dorsal fin gets less of a workout and less support in the water causing it to partially or completely collapse. Other factors thought to cause dorsal fin collapse in captivity are stress, fitness, medication, chemicals used in the water, warmer water temperatures, a reduced ability to thermoregulate due to excessive exposure above water, and a lower water content diet leading to dehydration. 100% of adult male orcas in captivity have the condition, as well as some females (Katina, Nalani, Kayla, Shouka, Narnia, Stella, and Kiska), although there is no record of a able-bodied female orca with a collapsed dorsal fin in the wild. . In fact, according to h Dr. Astrid van Ginneken, less than one percent of all wild orcas have the condition. However, it varies from population to population. For example, according to Dr. Ingrid Visser’s 1998 study on fin abnormalities, the percentage rate of wild whales with collapsed, collapsing or bent dorsal fins sits at 4.7% in British Columbia, 0.57% in Norway and 23% in New Zealand (although only one male was found to have a fully folded fin). Researchers have theorised that dorsal fin collapse in wild whales may be due to emaciation and/or human causes such as entanglement, bullet wounds, boat strikes or exposure to oil spills - factors which are completely different to the causes of the condition in captivity. . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: Kylie Milliken (photobucket)

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ladolphinconnection

L'orque Juliette lors d'un show à Moscou : poussée, elle ne pouvait plus retourner dans l'eau ! Boycottons tous ces delphinariums et parcs aquatiques où les cétacés n'ont pas leur place ! #orca #orque #orques #delphinarium #ladolphinconnection #anticaptivity #anticaptivité #cétacés #emptythetanks #sea #mer #ethique #consommationresponsable #consommacteur #dauphins #dauphin #protectionanimale #protectiondesoceans #instagram

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veganowizardo

I've been thinking about discrimination against animals a bit lately. The dictionary definition (depending on the source) usually goes on about an unfair or unjust treatment towards a particular person from a minority. Which urks me. We are so human centric. While there are DEFINITELY humans who experience discrimination, why can only humans? Humans could be the only species that displays discrimination but surely, breeding and killing millions of animals every year for taste pleasure alone would count as some sort of prejudice? To then assume that the animals are not suffering also gives way to ignorance and prejudice. It's a strange concept to think about. I kind of wish there was more I could personally do to help with the cause but right now I'm just a teenager stuck in a sucky Australian town. It makes me feel powerless to help, which is what I so desperately want to do... Ideas? Topics? Who knows. - 🌵

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underwaterstates

Playful calf - a dream of most whale swimmers coming to Tonga. I'm always preaching how it's the juvenile whales, not moms and calves that are giving the best swims because they can be quite inquisitive and boisterous, but when a calf gets curious and isn't shy you get to experience a cuteness overload. . . . #humpbacks #humpackwhale #whale #calf #tonga #southpacific #freediving #wildencounters #anticaptivity #wildlife #marinemammals #underwaterphoto #underwaterstates #gh4

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ellesvegandays

For anyone interested in the research, conservation, and other fun marine thing I get up to - @aquaticfanatic1 #anticaptivity

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aquaticfanatic1

Today I took the time to write an email to Alpro - a company that make vegan milks (and probably other things, but this is what I purchase from them). I try to ensure there is always a vegan milk alternative in my office fridge, in the hope some people will try it and find how delicious it is. My coffee is always topped up with Alpro coconut milk 🥛 🥥. It’s delicious and I can’t rate it enough, as coconut is one of my favourite flavours! As I finished the packet, I went check for the recycling label and there wasn’t one on there. The cardboard packaging has a plastic film over it to stop the milk spilling, causing the result of a non-recyclable milk carton. This made me feel guilty about my purchase, and I will be looking for alternatives next time I shop but I’m not hopeful to find one. Why should I be forced to buy single use plastics, because I enjoy coconut milk? . So instead of sit around and moan about it to my colleagues (who am I kidding, I did do this), I decided to write an email to Alpro to ask why they do not make their packaging recyclable. I was pleased to see that Alpro has made financial contributions towards the recovery and recycling in Europe, certified by the green dot. I was also pleased to see the FSC accreditation. But what use is it contributing financially, when the products they create will take 400 years to decompose? . I chose a different style to format my email of complaint, compared to yesterday’s message to Scribbler (previous post). My post to Scribbler was angry and pointed the finger, but this one was more a questioning of why Alpro do not recycle. We will see which gets more traction 😊♻️. . If you wish to email @Alpro to ask why they do not currently have recyclable cartons, please email the below address: info@alprohelpline.co.uk - the more the company knows the consumers want recycling, the more likely it will happen. . Have any of you ever complained to companies to ask them to recycle? What did they say? . . . . #plastic #ditchtheplastic #singleuseplastic #ocean #oceanplastic #anticaptivity #cetacean #recycle #recycling #reuse #officerecycling #london #officeworker #londonoffice

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moana_matron_designs

Dive right into those baby #mondayblues 🐬🌊

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wild_whales

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thetravelingmartian

Seeing playful southern residents the other day was bittersweet. This was the day before J50, Scarlet, was pronounced dead. - In the words of @cetacean.inspiration “We’ve lost a total of 18 Southern Resident orcas in the past 5 years and the number will continue to rise if immediate action is not taken. For the sake of the beloved Southern Residents, stop eating salmon, sign petitions demanding that the four lower Snake River Dams are breached, and call Senator Cantwell at (206)220-6400 as well as Governor Inslee at (360)902-4111 and leave the same message. For every day the dams remain, the Southern Residents are pushed closer to extinction. NO FISH=NO BLACKFISH” • • • #nofishnoblackfish #southernresidentkillerwhales #killerwhales #orcinusorca #74 #takedownthosedamndamsalready #nomorefarmedsalmon #letthembewildandfree #thanksbutnotanks #captivitykills #anticaptivity #climatechangeisreal #thereisnoplanetb #stopsucking #slurpresponsibly #fuckseaworld #fucktrump

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caitlincambern

bobby & i celebrated our two year anniversary out on the water with these beautiful common dolphins & a humpback whale as well 🐬🐋• friendly reminder: don’t buy a ticket to marine parks. instead, visit the animals in their natural environment. there’s no beauty in stolen freedom. // #anticaptivity #boycottseaworld

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marackers

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