fightingforwhales:

“Recent deaths of Lulu and Indigo, also known as whales L53 and L100 from the Southern Resident Killer Whale Pod, could prove to be bad news for activists”

Whoever writes for AwesomeOcean needs a proper smack in the face. Hard. This is bad news for EVERYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE SOUTHERN RESIDENTS. Fuck this website and fuck anybody who supports them.

Kahana And Kenau: Two Orca Deaths Deconstructed

timzimmermann:

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Kahana Rising

The analysis of how and why orcas die in captivity provides interesting and often surprising insights into how they lived. So orca necropsies (which are the equivalent of human autopsies) can make for interesting reading. However, you need a specialist to interpret their meaning. So when I saw that the FOIA document dump from NMFS that Russ Rector securedcontained two full orca…

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freedomforwhales:

OH MY GOD CAN U IMAGINE

freedomforwhales:

OH MY GOD CAN U IMAGINE

A young killer whale is trapped in a fisherman’s net. A pod of distressed whales cries out frantically as the youngster struggles to get free. Sightseers aboard a whale-watching boat off Vancouver Island are stunned at what they see.

[…]

When they arrived a few minutes later, they saw that a young orca had become caught up in a fisherman’s net off the side of his boat, and the pod was in a panic. Several members huddled nearby and a number were “spyhopping,”  bobbing their heads out of the water, which orcas sometimes do to get a better look at boats.

[….]

The one thing she says she will remember most is how the pod — the mother, two siblings, an aunt and two cousins — stuck with the young whale.

"That family bond that thoseorcashave is so strong that they would not leave that whale," she said. "When it went down, they went down with it.

"It was really quite moving and terrifying at the same time."

freedomforwhales:

I just found this on my phone, and idk where it’s from or when (obviously during the “Shamu Adventure” shows), but isn’t that Tilikum? If it is I’m extremely alarmed at how easily this could’ve gone wrong, since he had already killed at least one person at this point. GREAT SAFETY PROCEDURES SEAWORLD YALL CARE SO MUCH ABOUT EMPLOYEE SAFETY.

freedomforwhales:

I just found this on my phone, and idk where it’s from or when (obviously during the “Shamu Adventure” shows), but isn’t that Tilikum? If it is I’m extremely alarmed at how easily this could’ve gone wrong, since he had already killed at least one person at this point. GREAT SAFETY PROCEDURES SEAWORLD YALL CARE SO MUCH ABOUT EMPLOYEE SAFETY.

Recent deaths of Lulu and Indigo, also known as whales L53 and L100 from the Southern Resident Killer Whale Pod, could prove to be bad news for activists.”

It’s bad news for anybody that truly cares about these animals. For attention seekers like Awesome Ocean it’s just another reason to write a new bullshit article full of misinformation. I don’t even know how some people can take this website seriously anymore.

They should put Tillikum down! He's murdered three people, why are you trying to free him? So he can come back and murder our loved ones?
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passion4killerwhales:

theincredibleorca:

fightingforwhales:

cute-whales:

fortheloveoforca:

kittenfossils:

damn, y’all motherfuckers never told me that tillikum has fucking legs. he must put them on after the shows because HOW IS HE GOING TO COME BACK AND KILL YOUR LOVED ONES?

you snatch a wild animal in the cruelest way possible and make them perform in a degrading manner for years, living in an unnatural and sad environment and you’re getting mad that he’s finally snapping? he’s an intelligent creature that is more than 10,000lbs more than a pet. he doesn’t fucking get “put down”.

poor tilikum. he’s living a sad life and rest in piece to keltie, daniel, and dawn: victims of seaworld’s irresponsibility. you do NOT house highly sociable and intelligent apex predators in a pool and expect nothing to happen.

don’t bring this nasty shit to my inbox again.

Seriously!? Are these people getting more and more stupid or what? Breaking news: People lock your doors, orcas can now come and kill all your loved ones!

"come back and murder our loved ones"

im sry but i cant stop laughing like what is this “Orca: The killer whale” shit lol

he’s climbin’ in yo windows he’s snatchin’ yo people up

This would be an amazing horror movie premise. An orca somehow manages to move around on land and goes around killing people. I’d watch that.

I would pay good money for a movie like that to be made. I’m dying right now!

But if we kill him there’s a risk we’ll become a zombie and COME BACK TO MURDER OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN!

fallontonight:

Jimmy’s Monologue; August 8, 2014 
[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

fallontonight:

Jimmy’s Monologue; August 8, 2014 

[ Part 1 / Part 2 ]

Invade my privacy
☝ - How tall are you?
✔ - Sexual Orientation
♨ - Do you Smoke?
☟ - Do you Drink?
♒ - Do you Take Drugs?
✖ - Age you get mistaken for
☆ - Have Tattoos?
★ - Want any tattoos?
☯ - Got any Piercings?
✌ - Want any piercings?
♧ - Best friend?
♥ - Do you like anyone?
♔ - Top 5 favorite bands?
♬ - Top 5 favorite songs?
☹ - Biggest pet peeve?
✍ - Story from your childhood.
☄ - I wish…
® - Favorite foods?
☀ - Story about your day.
♕ - Top 5 celebrity crushes?
♔ - Top 5 favorite movies?
☮ - Top 5 favorite TV shows?
✏ - Random fact about yourself.

fightingforwhales:

ablackwell97:

Where is the uproar? Where is PETA and other “animal activists”? Where are the celebrities trying to raise awareness about this? Oh that’s right, they are all advocating against SeaWorld, a place where the animals are well taken care of, are healthy and thriving. Meanwhile, the Southern Resident Orca population is at 78 individuals and is showing no signs of increase. They have not successfully produced a calf since 2012 and are expected to go extinct within our life time, but no one seems to care. The animal activists do not care if the well being of wild orcas, they care about publicity. Also, let’s talk about life expectancy with these two orcas. Lulu was a 37 year old female. If life expectancy is 80-100 for females like the “activists” claim, why didn’t she make it to that point? Indigo was a 13 year old male, he didn’t reach is life expectancy. But it doesn’t agree with the “activist’s” agenda, so they want to ignore it and pretend like it doesn’t matter, so it doesn’t weaken their case. The sad truth is that there will not be orcas in the wild soon. With over fishing, pollution, and human harassment in the form of whale watching boats, these animals are beyond stressed and they are on the decline. Within the next few generations, aquariums and marine parks are going to be the only places you can see orcas.

Holy shit. I, and many others, posted about this yesterday. Nobody is ignoring it, but thanks for lying and pretending we’re all a bunch of morons. Nice one.

First, what the HELL kind of educated person claims that the life-span of females is 80-100? No, friend, that is the maximum. Nobody who’s even remotely educated on the topic claims this, so don’t you dare try to make sweeping statements like this.

Lulu was 37 and it’s a damn shame she didn’t make it to the average of 50. Same with Indigo. None of us ever claim that every single wild orca will make it to Granny-status. It’s the wild. They get sick. Sometimes they die earlier than they are supposed to. It happens. But it’s NOT the norm.

Second, wild orcas not going to disappear anytime soon. That claim is complete trash and you know it. It’s very possible that the southern residents will die out within our lifetime, but they ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE WORLD ORCA POPULATION. Have you forgotten that orcas are one of the most widespread mammals on the planet? Have you forgotten that there’s an estimated 70,000 in Antarctica alone? So take that garbage claim and put it back wherever you pulled it out of.

And last, don’t you DARE say that we don’t care about wild orcas. That is an insult to everyone in this community and you know it’s not true.