To mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One, the Tower of London is installing 888, 246 ceramic poppies in the moat - one for each British or colonial military fatality during the war.
The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ will be open from 5th August till 11th November 2014, find out more.
Thank you SeaWorld for saving all the orcas.
"All of these orcas were saved from other aquariums that weren’t giving them right nutrition and were’t treating them right. SeaWorld bought them from the aquarium, gave them larger space and feeds them the right vitamins. They would never survive in the ocean, also they live longer than they actually should live at SeaWorld so that means there doing good. SeaWorld is doing a good thing and you all believe Blackfish. Frick that”.
Sorry if you can’t read the writing on this one. Getting the color readable was hard.
This is a sad still from a video I took today at the mirage in Vegas.This dolphin was going back and forward biting the gate and concrete that separates the two pools in the secret garden. I asked one of the “Educators” why is he doing this? She replied “He likes the sound of his teeth rubbing against the concrete and metal, maybe the taste too!!
The woman called the “educator” had only been in the job 2 weeks and she said “in the wild, they don’t have the benefits we provide for these animals like hoops and balls!!!!
I will tell them how i feel when i leave this god forsaken place…. until then, i will let them play the dickhead in the show because they are really good at it!Here is the video for anyone wondering: http://vimeo.com/98403444
I hate trainers the most but they have to lie to guests because “I get paid to abuse animals and I’m okay with that” sounds really shitty.
Did you know that the Indianapolis Zoo had a dolphin show? So it gets worst. At the Indianapolis Zoo, Nova, a bottlenose dolphin who was taken from the wild in 1988, has had eight pregnancies since 1993. Six of her calves have died. Two are living, including Kalei and one also born on June 3, 2011.
After 12 years and 11 dead babies, the staff at the Zoo blamed all the deaths on the dolphins. They claim (per “Bringing up Mommy”) that the female dolphins just didn’t know how to be good mothers. After consulting with numerous experts, they came to the conclusion that dolphins just do not naturally have motherly instincts.
It was 2000, and 3 of the 4 females at the zoo were close to giving birth again. (Note: Shiloh the Zoo’s 5th female died in 1997) Phoenix and Ripley both gave birth to live babies, but they both died the same day they were born. Then on November 16, 2000, Nova gave birth to her 4th calf, and it survived. After years of trying to breed these dolphins, Kalei was the result the zoo was looking for. The staff claims that the other adult females immediately started copying what Nova and her calf did. The females paired up and pretended to be mother and calf, swimming in formation and practicing nursing.
In August 2001, it was China’s turn, and she gave birth to Indy, who also survived. A month later, Sept 11, 2001, Phoenix gave birth, but the calf did not live. On Feb. 2, 2002, Ripley gave birth to Jett, the zoo’s 3rd calf to survive. One might at this point conclude that these females finally gained their motherly instincts. Maybe it took the dolphins 3 or 4 tries to “get it right”.
However, since Jett was born in 2002 there have been 8 calves born at the zoo, and NONE have survived.
The Indy Zoo has reached out to many other dolphin facilities and experts for help. The most interesting response they received came from a group of High School students. In the article “Students on the Case of Dying Dolphins,” students from a local high school broke down the genetic diversity of the Indy dolphins and came to the conclusion that the death of many of the dolphin calves was due to inbreeding. We applaud the students and their teachers for this amazing work. However, after over 50 years of holding dolphins in captivity, does it really take a group of high school students to figure this out?
Since they have started their breeding program, out of 28 dolphins only 4 have survived. Please pass the news on to your friends. Tell them not to buy a ticket to the Zoo until they stop trying to unsuccessfully breed dolphins. We are working on a project to raise awareness about the botched breeding program at the zoo. Please share this post far and wide.
Over 1 millions children are killed every year in elective abortions, almost 50,000 of them after 16 weeks. Now let’s talk about how to best save their lives. #abortion #forthechildren
I really just love pro-life logic.
Why help those who have been born when we can stick our noses into other people’s private health care matters? Lets try to get them to keep their pregnancies! We can go back to ignoring them after they give birth.
Yeah, makes total sense, right?
You want to save children?
How about we start with the 397,000 in foster care in the U.S. and give them loving, permanent homes? x
Or the 1.5 million homeless children in america? X
Or the 16.2 million children who are going hungry in america? X
Or the 18,900,000 children who are refuges, running from violence in their homelands? X
Or the 6 million children in the U.S. alone who are abused each year? X
Or the 1.2 million children who are trafficked, sold as slaves, usually sexual slaves, each year? X
Oh, no, let’s start with the non-sentient fetuses that can’t feel pain, or know what’s going on.
Let’s ignore these millions and millions of living, breathing children who are living through hell right now.
…And here, children, we have a pro cap once again placing their own selfish feelings of humanity onto Orcas because they think it’s cute or funny.
As the pro cap so childishly describes, Nalani begins to display a stereotypical behavior of chewing on the pool walls. Not only is this dangerous because she could possibly ingest some chipped paint from doing so, Nalani is wearing down her teeth, which if done enough, she will expose the pulp of her tooth and have to have them painfully drilled out without anesthesia.
But who cares about her extreme neurotic boredom so that she is driven to start gnawing on the pool walls?! It’s cute, right?!
These are not naughty puppies chewing on your shoes. These are intelligent animals displaying signs of mental unwellness, and they should be treated as such. This is not cute. Stop being selfish and see the fucking problem here.