April92014

jmventre:

John Hargrove’s powerful Testimony in support of AB-2140 

On 8 April 2014 California AssemblyMan Richard Bloom called upon three witnesses to testify on behalf of his Bill AB-2140, dubbed the “Blackfish Bill.” Those witnesses were Drs Naomi Rose & Deborah Giles, and former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove. This video is John’s testimony. As an ex employee he offers a behind-the-scenes account of what really happens to killer whales in captivity. 

Link to entire day of witnesses is here: 

http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=2004

April82014

fightingforwhales:

I’m watching the part of the hearing where the public is allowed to speak, and I’m amazed that some lady flew to San Francisco from ROME just so she could spend 7 seconds to say she supports the bill.

And that friends, is somebody who has an outstanding love for orcas.

love 

April72014
12AM
protectmarinelife:

Wild dolphins riding waves and having fun. The way things should be.

protectmarinelife:

Wild dolphins riding waves and having fun. The way things should be.

(via betheirvoiceseathechange)

12AM
zubat:

An Update on “SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare” 
On March 9th, 2014 I made a post about how California state legislator Richard Bloom proposed a bill titled “The Orca Welfare and Safety Act” that would ban orca performances, captive breeding, and the import and export of ‘killer whales.’
Click here to view my original post: “SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare”.
Shortly after the legislation was proposed SeaWorld hired Pete Montgomery, who was director of government affairs at British Petroleum and has ties to the energy industry, to convince lawmakers to reject Assembly Bill 2140. (via SeaWorld hires energy lobbyist to fight orca ban bill)
The day Bloom announced the legislation on March 7th, 2014 a petition was created on SumOfUs.Org in order to urge the state of California to enact the bill. 
2 days later when I came to Tumblr to post about the legislation and the petition it had already reached its initial goal of 200,000 signatures, but they were still accepting more. As of yesterday morning — just 2 weeks later — 1,013,613 people had lent their names to the campaign. 
The petition has increased its goal from 200,000 signatures to 1,250,000. As of right now there are almost 1,085,000 signatures, meaning we only need less than 165,000 signatures until we reach our goal a second time. 
Click here to view and sign the petition to the state of California.
You don’t need to make an account with the website. The only requirements are your name, e-mail address, and zip code so please take a moment to lend your name to the campaign. 
As Bloom said when announcing his bill, “There is no justification for the continued captive display of orcas for entertainment purposes. These beautiful creatures are much too large and far too intelligent to be confined in small, concrete tanks for their entire lives.” 
SeaWorld hired Montgomery in an attempt to defeat the bill to ensure that they can continue making profit from the mistreatment and torture of these poor whales. So please help put an end to their mistreatment by signing the petition and spreading the word. 

zubat:

An Update on “SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare” 

On March 9th, 2014 I made a post about how California state legislator Richard Bloom proposed a bill titled “The Orca Welfare and Safety Act” that would ban orca performances, captive breeding, and the import and export of ‘killer whales.’

Click here to view my original post: “SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare”.

Shortly after the legislation was proposed SeaWorld hired Pete Montgomery, who was director of government affairs at British Petroleum and has ties to the energy industry, to convince lawmakers to reject Assembly Bill 2140. (via SeaWorld hires energy lobbyist to fight orca ban bill)

The day Bloom announced the legislation on March 7th, 2014 a petition was created on SumOfUs.Org in order to urge the state of California to enact the bill. 

2 days later when I came to Tumblr to post about the legislation and the petition it had already reached its initial goal of 200,000 signatures, but they were still accepting more. As of yesterday morning — just 2 weeks later — 1,013,613 people had lent their names to the campaign. 

The petition has increased its goal from 200,000 signatures to 1,250,000. As of right now there are almost 1,085,000 signatures, meaning we only need less than 165,000 signatures until we reach our goal a second time. 

Click here to view and sign the petition to the state of California.

You don’t need to make an account with the website. The only requirements are your name, e-mail address, and zip code so please take a moment to lend your name to the campaign. 

As Bloom said when announcing his bill, “There is no justification for the continued captive display of orcas for entertainment purposes. These beautiful creatures are much too large and far too intelligent to be confined in small, concrete tanks for their entire lives.” 

SeaWorld hired Montgomery in an attempt to defeat the bill to ensure that they can continue making profit from the mistreatment and torture of these poor whales. So please help put an end to their mistreatment by signing the petition and spreading the word. 

April62014
9PM
9PM

anorie:

Dear Ringers and Tolkienites,

I’ve just found out through his owner’s Facebook page that Blanco, better known to all of us as Shadowfax, has passed away. He became very ill in late March and after two weeks at a veterinary hospital for horses, he was finally put to sleep. Cynthia, his owner, who loved him dearly, did all she could and was with him when he went. She is in a very difficult place now, having lost her good friend and having to pay for his medical bills. 

I think it’s safe to say that the Tolkien community has been touched by this beautiful boy. He was everything we imagined Shadowfax to be, and a wonderful friend to Cynthia. She has set up a fundraiser to help pay for his treatment bills, as she’s having trouble financially dealing with other issues. If you have anything to spare, please donate to her, out of love and memory for this beautiful horse, who will live on forever in our hearts. 

Rest Easy, Blanco. Thank You. 

[Show Your Love For Shadowfax fundraiser]

[Cynthia Royal’s Facebook]

[Blanco’s Facebook Fan Page]

(via mebediel)

April32014
fightingforwhales:

It’s once again time to vote for SeaWorld as worst company in America! Vote at www.consumerist.com!

fightingforwhales:

It’s once again time to vote for SeaWorld as worst company in America! Vote at www.consumerist.com!

VOTE 

April22014

betheirvoiceseathechange replied to your post: Depressed that I’m not excited at all …

OMG..fuck. I was bored watching the movie! But the book was so great - the hobbit. Duh. Lol OMG.

I started nodding off too. There were so many pointless action sequences added in that were boring, (bad) CGI extravaganzas. But hey, as long as we get to see Legolas kill a bunch of orcs in increasingly ridiculous ways, that’s all that matters, right?

Whoops, I’ve started ranting. I’ll stop now. :)

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