fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:
ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES
General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:
What IS so Bad About SeaWorld?
Killer Controversy: Why Orcas Should No Longer be Kept in Captivity 
Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity—and Here’s Why
The Case Against Killer Whale Captivity
Blackfish: How Captivity Affects Killer Whales
Killer Whales Should Not be Held Captive
The Debate: Anti-Captivity Views
Blackfish Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity
Captures of Wild Orcas
The Penn Cove Orca Captures
Rounding Up Shamu with Don Goldsberry
Orca Stories—Penn Cove—Don Goldsberry of SeaWorld Inc.
The Heartbreaking Real-Life Capture of Orcas
North Eastern Pacific Captures
North Western Pacific Captures
Icelandic Captures
Impact of the Captures Between 1962 and 1973 on the Southern Resident Killer Whale Community
Orca Pod Destroyed in Japan
Russian Orca Capture 2003
Russian Orca Captures: The Inside Story
Two Orcas Taken in Illegal Capture in Russia
Corky Hears Her Family
Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity
The Hidden Cost of Captivity: Orca Health of Killer Whales Exposed
Dorsal Fin Collapse in Killer Whales Explained
Winnie the Orca Ingests Coins, Tiles, and Other Objects 
Kotar’s Skull Crushed by Gate
Captive Orcas and Mosquitoes 
Killer Whale Captivity: Is Shamu Stressed?
SeaWorld Orca Missing Huge Chunk of Chin
What’s Eating Keet, SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?
SeaWorld’s Killer Whales Doped Up on Valium to Deal With Captive Life
Keto and Tilikum Express the Stress of Orca Captivity
Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans
Life Expectancy of Orcas in Captivity
Survival Rates in Captivity
How Long Do Orcas Live?
Everything Wrong With SeaWorld’s Claims About Orca Lifespan
SeaWorld Talks Killer Whale Life Expectancy and Fails Miserably
103-Year-Old Killer Whale Roaming the Canadian Coast
The Truth About Wild Orca Lifespans
NOAA Statement on Wild Orca Lifespan
Do Killer Whales Live Longer in a SeaWorld Tank or the Ocean?
Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity
When the Orcas Aren’t Performing
Keet Blowing Bubbles
Keet Blowing Bubbles Part II
Kalia Lies Motionlessly On Slideout
Tilikum Floats at Surface with Mouth Hanging Open
Kamogawa Sea World Orcas Throw Themselves on Slideouts
Ulises Floats Motionlessly
Ikaika Lying on Bottom of Tank
Corky in a Comatose State
Gifs and Videos of Abnormal and Stereotypical Behaviors
Statements from Wild Orca Scientists
Kenneth Balcomb on Captivity
Eva Saulitis on Captivity
Dr. Ingrid Visser Speaks on Orcas in Captivity
Orca Expert (Paul Spong) Provides Insight
Ken Balcomb and Lolita (end of video)
Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers
Ex-SeaWorld Trainers Speak Out Against Captivity
Kim Ashdown, Former Trainer
Blowing the Whistle—Ex-SeaWorld Orca Trainers Speak Out
Jeff Ventre, Former Trainer
Former Trainer Says Killer Whale Captivity Causes Attacks
Samantha Berg, Former Trainer
Blackfish Backlash: Former SeaWorld Trainer Carol Ray Speaks with Latin Times About Movement Started by Controversial Film
Exclusive Interview: Former SeaWorld Trainer John Jett PhD Talks Tilikum
Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers
List of Attacks in Captivity
The Debate: Dangers to Trainers
Kasatka Attacks and Nearly Drowns Ken Peters [Video]
Brian Rokeach Bitten and Held Underwater By Orkid [Video]
Kyuquot Attacks Steve Aibel *note: video is incorrectly labled as Dawn Brancheau*
Original Shamu Attacks Annette Eckis [Video]
Attack at Marineland France [Video]
Orca Lunges at Trainer at Japanese Aquarium [Video]
Orkid and Splash Attack Trainer Tamaree and Break Her Arm [Video]
Lolita Snaps at Guests [Video]
Killer in the Pool (comprehensive report of the deaths of Keltie Byrne, Dawn Brancheau, and Daniel Dukes)
Blood in the Water (Death of Alexis Martinez)
Aggression Between Captive Orcas
The Death of Kandu 5
Killer Whale Bled to Death After Breaking Jaw in Fight
Do Orcas at Marine Parks Injure One Another?
Trials of Tekoa
Strikes, Bites and Blood: The Graphic Case for Releasing Morgan, the Wild-Born Orca, From Captivity
Gudrun Attempts to Drown Daughter Nyar
Shamu Cam Aggression [Video]
Kalia Raking Ulises
The Issue of Lolita the Orca
A Day in the Life of Lolita, the Performing Orca
Lolita’s Life Before Capture
Lolita’s Capture
Lolita Today
Lolita: Slave to Entertainment
Liberating Lolita
From Washington State to Miami, Florida: Lolita’s Story
Lolita the Orca—Caught, Bought, and Betrayed by the Hertz Family
Is There Hope for Lolita, the World’s Loneliest Orca?
Lolita the Orca: Facts, Legal Issues, and How to Get Her Home
Lolita’s Retirement Plan
Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale
Marineland Conditions for Killer Whale Still Substandard
Marineland: Killer Whale Bleeding for Months, Trainer Says
The Life of Kiska
Marineland In Depth: Kiska Suffers at Marineland
Free Kiska: The Loneliest Killer Whale in the World
It’s Time to Relocate Kiska, the “World’s Loneliest Orca”
Marineland Killer Whale is Ill
Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk
Sam Simon Says Kshamenk is ‘Most Abused Orca in the World’
Kshamenk History
Kshamenk Needs Humans to Help Him, Not Exploit Him
Free Kshamenk
Kshamenk—Not What We Thought, Something Bigger
Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity
SeaWorld vs OSHA
Court Denies SeaWorld Appeal of OSHA Citations
Here’s All the Places Around the World That Ban Orca Captivity
NY “Blackfish” Bill to Ban Orca Captive Orcas Approved by Senate Committee
"Blackfish" Inspires California Orca Bill
California Bill Would Ban SeaWorld Orca Shows
Bill to Ban Captive Orcas Put on Hold in California
PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES
(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)
Statements from SeaWorld
Truth About Blackfish
Health and Daily Care
Lifespan
Research Publications at SeaWorld
FAQ
Social Structure
69 Reasons You Shouldn’t Believe Blackfish
SeaWorld Responds to Questions About Captive Orcas
Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes
Pro-Captivity Views
A Stronger Case for SeaWorld
Zoologist Explains Benefits of Orca Captivity
SeaWorld Expanding Killer Whale Tanks
Interview with Mark Simmons, Former Trainer
Former Trainer Responds to Blackfish
Should Killer Whales be Kept in Captivity?

fightingforwhales:

Have you seen Blackfish? Curious about orcas in captivity? Want to know more about how it affects them? Here is a comprehensive list of the bulk of the issues, from both pro-captivity and anti-captivity perspectives, to satisfy your thirst for knowledge about this controversial issue:

ANTI-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

General Overview of Orcas in Captivity:

Captures of Wild Orcas

Heath Problems/Injuries/Unnatural Deaths in Captivity

Wild Orca vs Captive Orca Lifespans

Stereotypical/Abnormal Behaviors in Captivity

Statements from Wild Orca Scientists

Info/Statements from Ex-Trainers

Captive Orca Attacks and the Deaths of Trainers

Aggression Between Captive Orcas

The Issue of Lolita the Orca

Kiska, Canada’s Loneliest Whale

Argentina’s Only Captive Orca: Kshamenk

Legal Battles Involving Orca Captivity

PRO-CAPTIVITY SOURCES

(Please note: I do not agree with nor endorse any of the articles below, but I included both sides of the argument for the sake of fairness. In addition, I know this list is small, but please understand that it is extraordinarily difficult to find orca-specific articles from a pro-captivity point of view that actually focus on orcas alone. If you know of any more articles, please message me and I will gladly include them on this list.)

Statements from SeaWorld

Pro-Captivity Articles/Vidoes

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p1unk:

oftentimes women might smile at cat-callers out of nervousness or pure fear because they know that if they react negatively that guy could get way scarier and even violent

it’s not a “wow i’m so flattered” smile it’s literally a “please don’t follow me home and murder me after this” smile

(via politicalsexkitten)

darkmarxsoul:

iflybikes:

When men talk of women and girls in terms of legal/not legal, what they’re really saying is “I already sexually objectify this child and would attempt to fuck her if there were no laws in the way.”

You can’t deny that is fucking scary.

Sometimes there are things that just sort of vaguely seem wrong, but you can’t put your finger on why…until it’s worded like this, and suddenly everything slides into place and you feel like someone punched you in the gut.

(Source: iflewbikes, via politicalsexkitten)

Stop shopping at Urban Outfitters.

brianadeshe:

overtheunderpass:

honeybeeprofessor:

DOnt shop at urban outfitters 

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they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at 

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they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute

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they sold a board game entitled “gettopoly” i should not have to explain why this is bad

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they sold a super cissexist card with the T slur on it 

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they literally sold this shirt

PLEASE STOP SHOPPING AT URBAN OUTFITTERS

WOW, Ew

Why would anyone even buy this?

chronicarus:

Spiders with water droplet hats are something I really needed to know about.

(via witchesbitchesandbritches)

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD.

(via frankdelafuerte)

foxpapa:

FRIENDSHIP - AMICIZIA

(via politicalsexkitten)

princessandtheprep:

This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media)  but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people. 

(via politicalsexkitten)

canadad:

how dare this younger generation enjoy casual hookups and temporary dating…back in my day we got married to our first crushes when we were 18 and ended up unhappy by the time we were 40

(via politicalsexkitten)

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."

(Source: soph-okonedo, via fyeahcracker)

sheer-powder:

“We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 
A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.
To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.
For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.
I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. ”
—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool 

sheer-powder:

We’ve been ‘cool’ for a very long time, and in that sense our culture has been taken for a very long time. How do we define when we’ve arrived? It’s not when a young, white girl in Berkley is wearing nice garlands or those nice buddhist beads, or wearing bindi. I don’t feel like my life in anyway has been improved because she has the ability to do that and thinks that’s okay. My life hasn’t improved. The life of my mother has not improved. Our voice as a community within this economic system has not improved. 

A good friend of mine, she’s south Indian, and she grew up in Connecticut. Her mom would make her wear her bindi and go to school. She would get harassed by kids… she would be harassed so much that what she would do, is that because she was so ashamed to have that bindi on her head, she would leave her house, wipe it off… and then come home and put it back on.

To the point where a child would have to think about such a deliberate attempt to refute their own culture I think is pretty profound. If there’s a white girl wearing a bindi walking down central avenue in the heights, she’s not considered a dot head, even though she has a dot on her head.

For me, the feeling is disgust and anger. The way I look at it if I see it, I just get so mad because I think, how dare this person be able to wear that, or hold that, or put that statue in her house and not take any of the oppression for that. How dare they. That’s not fair. We have to take so much heat and repression for expressing ourselves.

I’m going to rip that thing off your head, and I’m going to scrub that mehndi off your hands, because you don’t have the right to wear it. Until the day when you walk in our shoes, and you face what we face… the pain, and the shame, and the hurt, and the fear, you don’t have the right to wear that. It is not your right, and you’re not worthy of it. I feel like it’s so superficial and it’s so disrespected. One day, wake up, be me, and then you’ll see how powerful what you’re wearing is. ”

—Raahi Reddy, Yellow Apparel: When the Coolie Becomes Cool 

(via misterquirk)

neptunain:

anti social justice blogs are the funniest thing ive ever seen

if you go onto any of them you’ll see the admins shitting their pants over troll blogs or very obvious jokes made by people in the sj community

like how does it feel to militantly oppose an ideology that you pretty much made up

(via ishallnotgrowconservativewithage)

"

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

"

— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via owldee)

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