💔🐬💔 #thecove #blackfish... the only thing that i've clearly understood from whales and dolphins in captivity, is that those who support the captivity industry value, and always will, profit over their well-being💔🐬. they have been deliberately manipulating the public opinion by shamelessly lying for decades about all the horrific and barbaric practices that take place behind closed doors! and i've yet to find the educational aspect of captivity able to justify the atrocity these creatures endure. we can filter out the harsh reality of captivity: but the "animals" that live confined in tanks, cramped enclosures and cages, can't! they suffer, every - single - day: so, to have the audacity to call their suffering educational is fu**ing outrageous (pardon my french). check @dolphin_project to see what happens in taiji japan during the barbaric dolphins drive hunt💔.
and for those of you who don't know her, this is tokitae aka lolita, the 77th member of the critically endangered southern resident killer whales, a genetically distinct group of fish eating orcas also known as the salish sea orcas. this highly intelligent and social cetacean has been living in a decrepit tiny tank at the miami seaquarium for the past 48 years, 38 of which alone, after hugo the male orca died in 1980💔🐬💔.
miami seaquarium hasn't provided any news regarding her, after she was left alone to fend for herself in the smallest tank in the us during hurricane irma. 💔💔💔. and while the public gets captivated and distracted by wilkie, the orca that can mimic human language, lolita, the forgotten whales and dolphins all over the world, and wilkie herself, remain prisoners in those sterile tanks!!! don't be captivated by captivity.
please, take the time to visit @orcanetwork_langleywhalecenter website to get all the info regarding tokitae.
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#freelolita#orcas#srkw #captivitysucks #endangeredspeciesact#dontbuyaticket#thanksbutnotanks#peta#emptythetanks#captivitykills#boycottmiamiseaquarium#boycottseaworld#boycottloroparque#saynotocaptivity#animalrights #centerforwhaleresearch #orcanetwork#dolphinsproject#oceanicpreservationsociety
My “cleaning one beach a week” campaign doesn’t go very well at the moment as life has changed and i don’t go to the beaches every day anymore. but it will be back in couple of month and i hope to inspire you all take tiny part in it 💙☀️
@4ocean sent this to me today and i thought it was worth a share. "did you know: more than 80% of plastic in the ocean comes from land-based sources washed into sewers, creeks, rivers, or directly into the ocean from coastlines by weather-related elements like rain and wind?" 80% is a whole lot! we can dramatically decrease that percentage if we all do our part!
first and most obvious: don't litter!!! i see it every day and it disgusts me that people are so careless, selfish and inconsiderate that they throw their trash on the ground and destroy our beautiful planet.
second, recycle! recycle! recycle! only 10 - 15% of plastic is recycled worldwide. that's it?!?! we have this amazing thing that people don't seem to think is a big deal but it is a huge deal. we have the opportunity to recycle our garbage instead of dumping it in a land fill and while doing this we are not only improving our environment by also improving the economy.
third, stop using single-use plastics! we are all guilty of this, including myself but we must all do our best to avoid them. if you don't know what single use plastics are, some examples: straws, plastic bags, single serve coffee cups and the list goes on.
there are many other things we can all do to reduce plastic pollution... getting people to actually put in effort to do so is the hard part, sadly. studies say at the rate we are going, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish (by weight). i don't know about you but that frightens me.