page-of-wands-reblogs:

WARNING: GRAPHIC ANIMAL ABUSE

This needs to be spread, despite how awful it is. Researchers at Georgia Regents University are cruelly experimenting on dogs - pulling out and replacing their teeth, cutting them up, and torturing them to the point of death. It’s totally legal right now. It’s also messed up - but you can help stop it (and the dealers that support it) by signing here: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6289&s_src=vid_yt_WhYt2oNtrk

Side note: whatever your thoughts are on animal experimentation to save human lives, these experiments were /not/ necessary, and unnecessarily cruel.

(Source: archeus-astronaut, via fuckyeahcompassion)

freedomforwhales:

*SOBBING*

(Source: faithbreaker, via fightingforwhales)

mossleeharmless:

Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)

fightingforwhales:

adviceforvegans:

Something Miami SeaQuarium traditionally do each show is get their only orca Lolita to scream as loudly as she can to demonstrate that orcas can vocalise loudly. 

After 43 years (33 of them completely alone) of her spending her life in a 20ft deep tank, all this conjures in my mind is the image of her screaming for her mother. 

This is wrong in every sense of the word.

Orcas have some of the most beautiful vocalizations in the world, so to make Lolita screech at the top of her lungs to amuse humans is ridiculous. 

(via freedomforwhales)

Puppy Mill in South Carolina

So I’ve went out to this guys property and collected evidence. Please spread the word, get more supporters and LIKE this page for me!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shut-Down-Ferguson-Puppy-Mill/1430175940529439

More photos will be posted soon!

freedomfororcas:

riverdancingcas:

It’s Back! Ladies and Gentlemen, the WildHelp App is back and ready for another round so let’s get this thing going!

The WildHelp Mobile App

"The WildHelp mobile application will streamline the reporting process, expediting aid to wild animals in need and the people who find them, helping save thousands of lives every year!

The finder will also have the option of adding a photograph and detailed notes. Then, based on the user’s answers and their GPS coordinates, the app will display a list of the closest and most appropriate resources - the nearest wildlife hospitals or first responders.

With a click of a button, all the information collected - the type of animal, its approximate age, its condition - if it’s entrapped, injured, possibly orphaned - is sent via email and text to the selected resource, alerting them of the emergency.

Once the data has been sent, the user can place a call to make direct contact with the selected entity. They will also have the option to receive helpful safety tips and emergency information, like basic instruction on first aid that could help save the animal’s life.”

We have taken the WildHelp concept through the initial phase - we have drawn up the basic paths for the system, but need your help to make the WildHelp mobile application a reality.

Hey guys, as you may or may not know, I’ve been volunteering with Wildlife Emergency Services. Recently, the founder and backbone of the organization, Rebecca, thought up a genius idea: A way to connect the finder of an injured animal with the people and organizations who can help directly. 

Often, people who find an injured animal aren’t quite sure who to contact for help. Is this a matter for the Department of Fish and Game? Do you contact the animal shelter? Are they even open at this hour? What can I do to help until then? The time spent trying to find this information and looking up numbers is precious and can cost the animal its life.

The app would be for both iOS and Android operating systems, and include  an extensive database of emergency response organizations and wildlife resources throughout the United States, sorted by geographic location and area of expertise. What I’m asking is that you guys spread the word about this awesome app that can really make a difference, and take pledges if possible.

We have one month to raise the money that would turn this idea into a reality. Plus, if you support the project with $25 or more, you can get some of the awesome swag above.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wildhelp/wildhelp

I saw the amazing support you guys were willing to give and I thank my followers for putting up with my constant reblogging of this, but the goal is now much more modest and we can certainly make this happen. Now let’s do this!

Hey guys, if you have anything you can donate, please do so! If not, please help spread the word :)

(via freedomforwhales)

Tekoa at Loro Parque is NOT looking in good condition.

freedomforwhales:

I came across a photo set on Flickr showing Tekoa in a horrendous condition. His ribs are showing, and his sides are sunken in. This is not a healthy orca, and I fear that he’s sick. With Skyla also looking skinnier than usual, I wonder if something is going on there between all the whales? If anyone has info please let me know, I’m worried.

Anyone want to watch Blackfish online?

freeoceanus:

pinkcloudturnedtogrey:

teamorkid:

orcafreak:

From the start: Shouka is in training, trying to reach a target but has to try and go over all the way to reach it. She is either stuck or hesitant, vocalises in response to a situation that she possibly is not comfortable with, and everyone laughs.

@2:30

Male Trainer: You do not interact with these animals unless you have a spotter

Girl1: And unless you’re doing it wisely

Girl2: When you’re not hungover

I hope this is a joke, otherwise they’re implying Tamaree was hungover when working with Orkid. There were a few other bits, but kinda hard to hear with the background noise.

@ 2:50, trainer says orcas eat people.

Orcas eat people? WTF?

It’s really upsetting to think that these are the people who care for these orcas on a daily basis. People who complain about the way the orcas vocalize because it “sounds annoying” and think that orcas actually eat people….

Oh my God. The amount of stupid things said in this video are ridiculous. I can’t even explain how ridiculous I find these people, and they’re supposed to be the professionals that are fully qualified to work with these animals. I can see the deep emotional bond they’ve worked hard to forge, particularly when the trainers laugh when Shouka is stuck and crying for help. 

(via free-the-dolphins)