Lolita was captured on August 8, 1970, in Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, Washington. She was one of seven young whales sold to marine parks around the world from a roundup of over 80 orcas conducted by Ted Griffin and Don Goldsberry, partners in a capture operation known as Namu, Inc. Five whales, including four baby whales, drowned during this capture. The four drowned calves had their bellies slit, were filled with rocks, and weighted with chains and anchors to keep their deaths from coming to the attention of the public. Three of the carcasses washed up on the shore of Whidbey Island on November 18, 1970. One of the orca infants captured alive was a 4-year-old named Tokitae, then sold to the Miami Seaquarium, where she was renamed ‘Lolita’ and has lived ever since — in a tank about the size of a hotel swimming pool. Lolita is the oldest living killer whale in captivity.
Have the Westminster Government broken their promise to ban wild animals in circuses by 2015? Under new Regulations, animals could still be suffering in travelling circuses until 2020. But this can’t be right can it? We were promised a ban on wild animals in circuses weren’t we? The Government couldn’t be pulling a fast one could they? Take action now, asking if the Government will keep their promise to ban wild animals from circuses in England by 2015.
Fish are not ornaments… by using the adjective “ornamental” scant respect is given to them. Showcasing “rare fish from across the globe” is unfortunately a growing trend. Hundreds of species along with as many aquatic plants are displayed at “Aqua Life” exhibitions in different cities organised by commercial dealers and so-called hobbyists who claim to be promoting “ecologically balanced aquariums”.
Beauty Without Cruelty has drawn the attention of the Ministry of Environment & Forests that The Jain Charity Bird Hospital in Delhi treats thousands of birds like pigeons, kites and wild specie of birds, injured by sharp, glass-coated kite-string called manja throughout the year.
In India, camels are native to Rajasthan and Gujarat; their physiology is suited to a dry desert climate (hot day, cool night) because they can go for long periods without drinking water and their padded feet are suited to soft desert sands. Camels who are taken out of the desert find it difficult to walk long distances and adjust to humid climatic conditions. During the monsoon, most of them get contagious diseases such as anthrax and suffer and die, often without the required medical treatment. Also, outside Rajasthan and Gujarat, they do not get their ideal diet of desert shrubs and plants as a result of which they do not keep good health.
Horse Medicine explores the mythological place of higher consciousness that exists between horse, human, and the natural environment. Horse Medicine an inspirational documentary film to reconnect our hearts and soul’s with the Horse Nation and Mother Earth.
Brooklyn is a four-year-old red, white and fawn greyhound who was born in Australia. He has spent the last several years at the Canidrome dog track in Macau, a deeply troubled facility where all greyhounds eventually die. GREY2K USA Board member Charmaine Settle took Brooklyn’s photograph when she inspected the Canidrome in October 2011. Since then his story has been reported by newspapers across the world, and he has become the face of a global campaign to help all of the Macau greyhounds. Please visit RescueBrooklyn.org today, and lend your voice to this important fight.
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