Schlagwort-Archive: ORCA

Visiting a Prison Isn’t a Good Fieldtrip … Life in the world’s smallest orca tank is no adventure

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Adventure Student Travel—a company that helps coordinate trips for students—still promotes SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium as great places for students, Girl Scouts, and other groups to go, despite hearing from PETA and more than 110,000 supporters that the orcas are confined to barren concrete tanks where they’re deprived of almost everything natural and important to them.

Instead of exploring and traveling up to 140 miles per day with their pods, as they would in the ocean, the orcas at marine abusement parks are forced to live in tiny tanks, where they may float listlessly or gnaw on the gates until their teeth are destroyed.

Lolita spends her life in the smallest orca tank in the world at the Miami Seaquarium. She hasn’t seen another orca in more than 37 years, since her tankmate Hugo rammed his head into the side of the tank until he died.

Three orcas died at SeaWorld’s park this year alone: Tilikum, who was 35; Kasatka, who was about 40; and their granddaughter Kyara, who was only 3 months old—bringing the death toll of orcas at SeaWorld to at least 40, and not one of them even made it close to the maximum lifespan of orcas in nature.

Does this sound like an adventure for students to you? Because we think it sounds really sad.

Tell Adventure Student Travel that watching captive animals languish in tiny concrete tanks is not educational—and ask it to cut ties with SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium!

 https://action.peta2.com/page/1202/action/1
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An Animal Has Died at SeaWorld Every Month Since November February 12, 2016

Disturbing Pattern in Captivity

Thirty-eight orcas and at least 58 belugas have died on SeaWorld’s watch, along with more than a hundred dolphins. Reports indicate that another dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio named Betty is currently being treated for a possible infection.

Though SeaWorld’s website claims that “there are no apparent connections” between the recent deaths at its San Antonio facility, the high number of premature and unusual deaths there and at the other SeaWorld locations points to a serious common denominator: captivity.

SeaWorld Roughs Up PETA VP and Other Protesters, Then Seeks Restraining Order

„He assaulted us as we sat peacefully doing everything that security asked of us,“ PETA Vice President Lisa Lange says.

Unna, an 18-year-old orca imprisoned at SeaWorld San Antonio, died after prolonged suffering caused by the fungal infection candida. She was the 38th orca held by SeaWorld to die far short of her maximum life expectancy, which can be more than 100 years for female orcas in the wild. Her “life” in captivity consisted of being taken away from her mother just before her sixth birthday, being impregnated when she was only 8 years old, giving birth to a stillborn calf, and being so deprived of enrichment and opportunities to engage in natural behavior that she obsessively picked at the paint on the bottom of SeaWorld’s show-pool floor until her face became badly injured.

Telemundo Supports SeaWorld, Despite Animals‘ Deaths …

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PETA told Telemundo that marine mammals are suffering and dying at SeaWorld, such as three orcas who died just this year, including Kyara—who was only 3 months old—and her grandmother, Kasatka, who was euthanized earlier this month.

Despite knowing that animals are suffering and dying at SeaWorld, Telemundo gave away free tickets to the marine park, took celebs there, and just promoted it as a family-friendly amusement park on its morning show, Un Nuevo Día.

Telemundo should be telling the world the real story: animals at SeaWorld are continuing to die.

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Blood in the Water: Corky’s Sad Story

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In 1969 off the coast of British Columbia, a pod of orcas was attacked by humans in boats. Calves were forcibly and violently separated from their mothers—a bond that many wild orcas share for life—and sold into captivity. One of the young orcas taken that day was Corky.

This is her story.

Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles. Her siblings and other members of her pod still swim freely in the ocean, but the only life that Corky knows is one of deprivation, suffering, and loss.

ALLES LESEN …

UND PETITION …

Tell Adventure Student Travel That Marine Parks Are No ‚Adventure‘ for Orcas!

PETA

Action Alert

Adventure Student Travel—a company that helps coordinate trips for students—still promotes SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium as great places for students, Girl Scouts, and other groups to go, despite hearing from PETA that these marine parks enslave orcas, force them to perform ridiculous tricks, and deny them everything that is natural and important to them.

Please tell Adventure Student Travel that there’s nothing to be learned from watching captive animals being forced to perform pointless tricks and swim laps around tiny concrete tanks, and help us urge the company to cut ties with marine abusement parks.

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/seaworld-no-adventure-for-orcas/

Thank you for speaking up for animals.

Sincerely,

John Di Leonardo Siganture
John Di Leonardo
Senior Campaigner
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Free Lolita! PETA Buys Stock in Miami Seaquarium’s Parent Company

http://www.peta.org/blog/free-orca-lolita-peta-buys-stock-miami-seaquarium-parent-company/

Written by Michelle Kretzer | March 6, 2017

Lolita, the solitary orca at the Miami Seaquarium, has spent nearly half a century in captivity. She has been without the companionship of another orca since 1980, when her tankmate, Hugo, died in an apparent suicide by ramming his head repeatedly into the tank wall. Today, following the 37th anniversary of Hugo’s death, PETA has purchased stock in the Miami Seaquarium’s parent company, Parques Reunidos, and will use shareholder opportunities to work to win the orca Lolita’s freedom.

Parques Reunidos is also the parent company of Marineland in Antibes, France, which holds four orcas captive: Wikie, Inouk, Moana, and Keijo. At least 12 others have died there since 1970, including 19-year-old Valentin, who succumbed in 2015 to severe internal injuries, after a storm caused the oxygenation and filtration systems in his tank to stop working, leaving him trapped in a pool of muddy water. Just months earlier, his mother, Freya, also died, decades before the maximum life expectancy of female orcas in the wild.

“Lolita’s extended family is still swimming freely in the ocean, and we want her to be reunited with them,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is calling for all these highly intelligent, social animals to be released into seaside sanctuaries, allowing them to enjoy a more natural life and be rehabilitated for potential release into the ocean, where they belong.”

What You Can Do

Join PETA and hundreds of thousands of other animal advocates in calling on Parques Reunidos to retire all five suffering orcas to coastal sanctuaries.

Urge WestJet to Stop Selling SeaWorld Tickets

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WestJet—the second-largest air carrier in Canada—is still selling SeaWorld tickets and tours, despite learning that the company’s cruel practices include confining sensitive and intelligent orcas to concrete tanks, giving them psychoactive drugs, and subjecting them to overwhelming physical and emotional stress, which has resulted in the deaths of both orcas and humans. Dozens of other corporate partners cut ties with the abusement park years ago, but WestJet continues to profit from animal suffering. Urge the airline to do right by animals and end its affiliation with SeaWorld.

sad orcas at SeaWorld

It’s been more than three years since the release of the documentary Blackfish—whose „star,“ Tilikum, recently died after 33 years in a concrete tank—but orcas at SeaWorld are still swimming in endless circles and breaking their teeth by gnawing in frustration on the concrete corners and metal bars of their tiny tanks. And other dolphins are still being impregnated, sometimes forcibly after being drugged. Facing sinking attendance, SeaWorld finally announced last year that it would end its sordid orca-breeding program—which has since been made illegal in California—but this action does nothing for the 22 orcas, more than 100 other dolphins and whales, and many other animals who are suffering in the company’s tanks right now.

It’s unconscionable to make the currently captive, miserable orcas live the rest of their lives, up to another 40 years, in these conditions. SeaWorld needs to build coastal sanctuaries—where these animals could feel ocean currents, hear and communicate with wild pods, and dive deep—and we need to show WestJet that its customers care deeply about the welfare of all the animals suffering at marine parks.

Please urge Gregg Saretsky, the president and CEO of WestJet, to end the company’s relationship with SeaWorld today.

Help orcas!
 http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/westjet-stop-selling-seaworld-tickets/

Tell Entertainers to Cancel Their Performances at SeaWorld Food Festival!

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Orcas at Seaworld

SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a „Seven Seas Food Festival,“ and we need your help to let the entertainers scheduled to perform know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Even though compassionate artists and dozens of other bands— such as Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Barenaked Ladies, and 38 Special— canceled their performances at the abusement park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Bill Engvall, Styx, Justin Moore, ZZ Top, Phillip Phillips, Village People, the Commodores, Oscar D’León, Olga Tañón, and Grupo Manía are still set to participate, which will lead their fans to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Entertainers listen to their fans, so please ask these performers to cancel their appearances at SeaWorld.

Tell Entertainers to Cancel Their Performances at SeaWorld Food Festival!

http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/seaworld-food-festival/

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Orcas at Seaworld

SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a „Seven Seas Food Festival,“ and we need your help to let the entertainers scheduled to perform know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.

Even though compassionate artists and dozens of other bands— such as Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Barenaked Ladies, and 38 Special— canceled their performances at the abusement park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice, Bill Engvall, Styx, Justin Moore, ZZ Top, Phillip Phillips, Village People, the Commodores, Oscar D’León, Olga Tañón, and Grupo Manía are still set to participate, which will lead their fans to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Entertainers listen to their fans, so please ask these performers to cancel their appearances at SeaWorld.

Tell TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet to Cancel SeaWorld Performances!

PETA

Action Alert

http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/rip-tilikum/
Just one week after Tilikum’s tragic death, SeaWorld Orlando is putting on a Christian music festival called Praise Wave in a desperate attempt to lure people to its failing theme park. Even though top singers—such as Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and Trace Adkins—as well as dozens of other bands canceled their performances at the abusement park, TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet are still set to participate, which will lead unknowing Christians to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to do confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.

Please ask these musicians to set an example of what it means to be a good steward of God’s creation by canceling their performances at Praise Wave.
http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/bands-bail-seaworlds-praise-wave-concert/

Thank you for your compassion for animals.

Sincerely,

John Di Leonardo Siganture
John Di Leonardo
Animals in Entertainment Campaigner
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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