One more point that shows just how much #SeaWorldCares! Watch #BlackFish http://blackfishmovie.com
I was just tweeting about this, but to reiterate, if ya’ll haven’t seen the documentary “Blackfish” on SeaWorld and their orcas in captivity.. you NEED to. I know the premise sounds SUPER dorky but it’s NOT and is amazing and also heart-wrenching. You’ll never go to SeaWorld again and it’s just such an important film for us all to watch!
> remembering: HUGO
hugo was stolen from the southern resident community in 1967. he was purchased by the miami seaquarium, and was placed in a pool they named the celebrity pool, which today houses manatees. ric o’barry, former trainer of hugo and now anti captivity activist recalls that when hugo positioned his body vertically to get his food, he would have to tuck his tail flukes under as the tank was shallower than he was long.
a new tank was finished in 1970, however a newly caught female whale named lolita was placed in the tank while hugo remained in his tiny pool, as it was feared that they would fight, or that hugo would try to mate with the young lolita. as it turned out, hugo and lolita were members of the same family, and would constantly call out in the same dialect to each other. eventually, hugo was moved into the new pool with lolita.
hugo was known to be an unpredictable, aggressive whale, and would often refuse to perform. hugo was involved in many reported incidents with humans, most notably closing his mouth around the head of a trainer, and dragging several trainers around the pool.
as hugo aged, he became increasingly more frustrated. his dorsal fin began to flop, and he began engaging in behaviours such as ramming the sides of the tank. it was this behaviour that eventually killed him in 1980, where the repeated ramming of the tank with his head caused a brain aneurysm. he died at approximately 15 years old, after 12 years in captivity, leaving tankmate lolita alone, where she remains today. his body was sent to the miami dade dump.
Being rescued, only to be incarcerated for life, is what’s know as a #SeaWorldRescue. Watch #Blackfish to learn more. BlackFishMovie.com
Bands Nix SeaWorld Shows Following CNN Film “Blackfish” – New Day - CNN.com Blogs
Add Heart to the list of bands that are bowing out of a show at SeaWorld because of the CNN…
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(Source: seinfeld-quotes, via primest)
And look! I have given you the seed-bearing plantsthroughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I’ve given all the grass and plants to the animals and birds for their food.”
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