Beautiful wild orca. 
Leave them be, leave them free. 
Please boycott dolphinariums (places that showcase dolphins/killer whales) so that we can end the capture and captivity of wild animals who cannot live full lives in tiny concrete tanks.

Beautiful wild orca. 

Leave them be, leave them free. 

Please boycott dolphinariums (places that showcase dolphins/killer whales) so that we can end the capture and captivity of wild animals who cannot live full lives in tiny concrete tanks.

"Annessa, a captive-born Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin held at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, disappeared and was feared lost during a hurricane in August, 1992. Annessa survived the hurricane, however, and was adopted by a pod of wild dolphins. She has been sighted numerous times - healthy and foraging on her own. One dolphin; Captive since birth; followup successful." 

Dolphins, even those born in captivity, crave to be free in the ocean. You cannot say that one generation in captivity takes away all of the instincts and behaviors that these animals evolved over so many millennia. 

This is the Hourglass Dolphin. It is found in the Antarctic region of the world. They are very sociable, typically living in groups of 1-8 but have been seen in groups as large as 60. They regularly interact with other whale species in the Antarctic. 

Let’s leave them be and leave them free. Please boycott Seaworld and other dolphinariums that showcase dolphins/killer whales. Captivity is cruel for animals such as these.

Concrete tanks are terrible for animals that use echolocation, frozen fish causes them to have digestive problems, forcing them to perform for food is archaic and zoos no longer do this to bears and lions, and these animals are migratory and require more space than a tank could ever provide.  

This is the Hourglass Dolphin. It is found in the Antarctic region of the world. They are very sociable, typically living in groups of 1-8 but have been seen in groups as large as 60. They regularly interact with other whale species in the Antarctic. 

Let’s leave them be and leave them free. Please boycott Seaworld and other dolphinariums that showcase dolphins/killer whales. Captivity is cruel for animals such as these.

Concrete tanks are terrible for animals that use echolocation, frozen fish causes them to have digestive problems, forcing them to perform for food is archaic and zoos no longer do this to bears and lions, and these animals are migratory and require more space than a tank could ever provide.  

Killer whales, although technically one species, have a lot of variety in their appearance and vocalizations depending on where they’re found. This suggests that there is the possibility that the different varieties of killer whale are evolving into separate species entirely.

Killer whales, although technically one species, have a lot of variety in their appearance and vocalizations depending on where they’re found. This suggests that there is the possibility that the different varieties of killer whale are evolving into separate species entirely.

Just to clear up this stupid issue that some people have with ending the hunt. The idea that this is a long standing tradition in Japan is an outright LIE. It really only ramped up when selling dolphins to dolphinariums became incredibly popular, right around 1969, during the time of the hit TV show, Flipper. 

BOYCOTT SEAWORLD and any other dolphinarium. The first thing you can do to help stop this madness. Second, urge everyone you know to do the same. Third, sign petitions. And fourth, find a way to take greater action. If you can do any of these, and if others do them with you, then maybe we can stop this senseless slaughter.

For the love of animals. Pass it on.

"America’s third-largest airline became the latest company to turn its back on whale and dolphin captivity this week, when it stopped transporting the animals in its aircrafts. 

The company had been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks for flying marine mammals around the world — a petition asking it to stop on the website Change.org gained over 6,000 signatures, while a coalition of activists from the groups “Voices for the Taiji Dolphins” and “Voices from the Sea” joined together to target several airlines on behalf of the 274 live cetaceans that were transported around the world last year.

Now, Cetacean News Network reports that United has officially stopped transporting whales and dolphins on its carriers. When the Oceanic Preservation Society asked United to confirm the news, the company issued this statement: “

"United Cargo does not accept or transport dolphins or whales to or from any location, for any reason. Dolphins and whales transported to, from or between sanctuaries, aquariums, marine parks and zoos are included in the complete ban on transport of these animals."

I am thrilled to see what an impact Blackfish has had on the way people make decisions about where they’ll visit on vacation. Boycotting Seaworld is working, please educate your friends and family members and anyone else you know about the horrors of Seaworld. Voting with our wallets is one of the best ways we can put an end to dolphinariums. 

Future generations will look back at this time period and wonder how we could let all of these amazing creatures vanish. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. #climate2014