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・・I remember seeing Orcas in Canada when I was younger and was captivated. As an adult knowing how TRAUMATIC captivity is for them, feel horrified at the thought of showing children how cruelly we treat these amazing animals for our own entertainment😞Really pleased to hear the change in Florida, if we can teach children how to respect nature from the start, we can help protect it. Please don’t buy tickets to sealife parks anywhere in the world, with whales and dolphins. Support conservation and responsible low impact, WiSe(if in the U.K.) trained wildlife watching groups instead and show them true nature . . . . . . #emptythetanksworldwide#jointhepod#turnthetide#saveourseas#orcas#conservation#oceanpositive#dolphins#makeachange#saveourwhales#wildandfree#respectnature
As the tide turns against killer whale captivity Florida may be the next U.S state to phase it out completely!
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and Representative Jared Moskowitz are renewing their call to ban orca captivity for entertainment purposes by reintroducing the Florida Orca Protection Act (HB 1305). The Act would ban the breeding and theatrical performances of killer whales in captivity, as well as prohibiting the movement of orcas in/out of the state. It was first introduced to the House of Representatives and the Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee earlier this year, but it was never voted on due to SeaWorld’s intervention. The entertainment company strongly opposed the Act and had three lobbyists register to advocate against the bill, hounding representatives in the process. SeaWorld’s behaviour conflicts with their 2016 policy to cease their breeding programme and phase out killer whales at their parks. Once grounded in law, SeaWorld would be unable to reintroduce breeding which they may plan to do in the future. The Act would also impact Miami Seaquarium ensuring no killer whale suffers in its unlawful confines ever again. Let’s hope it becomes legislation!
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The wild orca’s dorsal fin never wavers, only in captivity does it start to cave in order to fit with its new environment. This could be a metaphor for our mindsets which often tell us we are captive when we were born to be so wild and free. We just need a different perspective you see. So never cave to feelings of the moment or give in to the pressures around you—stand tall, keep roaming beyond the shallows and into the deep of resiliency and fortitude. Let them see your unwavering dorsal for miles, all eyes on that beautiful perpendicular on the horizon.....going to places they’ll never know. ___|__ 🙌🏽 __|___ (photo unknown) #DignityOfMind#whitneylanderson#orcas