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Parcel for SeaWorld by Okura Parcel for SeaWorld by Okura

Please! :iconatolm: also worked on this piece as the artist. Please visit her page and show your appreciation there as well! Thanks!

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If you wish to contact me to use this, please contact me at okuraorca (at) Full sized image is able to be accessed by the download button to the right.
You are more than welcome to share this about and print to use to help raise awareness.


EXTREMELY HUGE FILE if you are going full sized. This is set to an A0 poster sized resolution.

Fourth in my poster series, we looked back to the history of how much they ship the animals back and forth like crates.
When you investigate the history, it's rather shocking to see how the animals have been treated in the past and that things aren't a whole lot better either now! The lucky thing they have it seems is no more SeaWorld Aurora to be shipped to each year!

For this poster, we wanted to give it a new flair and so Atolm kindly agreed to help out with designing the art to give it a new twist that suited this poster well! So please, go share some love to her and her fantastic art!

Important Notice

Before you comment, think twice.
I don't care if you are pro-captivity.
This is facts about the animals presented.
Arguing the point of pro-captivity is a pain and I do not care for it on my art. I have had threats and abuse slung at friends and family before and will not tolerate it here.
If you do not agree to this DO NOT COMMENT. It's that simple.
It's fine to have a discussion, but if you are simply going to bash and call it or me things, then keep it to yourself.

Finally, a great big thank you to Atolm and James, who assisted with this, and everyone else who has assisted in anyway. You all know who you are and I thank you.

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Enricthepenguin92 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I hope they are not gonna start the war! o.o'
DancingSpark Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I see one of these in my deviation messages, I always take time to read. Wonderful information, and a great display of care and dedication to these whales. Wonderful work!
Nkya Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Just a quick edit: The Seattle Marine Aquarium no longer exists, it was closed in 1977. The Seattle Aquarium, opened in 1977, is a completely different aquarium.

I just have to say that this is an awesome piece, really informative, and I hope you continue to make more so that people can understand what Orca Whales go through as property of Seaworld.
Okura Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you for that.
Sometimes details like that get lost in translation.

Finding the general location of the one in Iceland was hard, as there's absolutely nothing left of it.
Had a challenge to find Windsor, then died of laughter when I saw it is now Legoland.
emmasatschool Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Please keep making these superb pictorial creations. They help the public to understand how these beautiful and intelligent animals were, and still are, just pawns in Seaworlds empire. They deserve RESPECT and although Seaworld may have stopped such regular movements of its Orcas, captivity is not the place for them. What was acceptable then is not now. I myself saw the Orca at Windsor Safari Park, UK as a small child and now I know the history of 'Winnie' it makes me feel even more determined to sign every petition to stop this terrible life of suffering in captivity from continuing.
SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I just hope people notice that none of these whales were captured by SeaWorld, but were moved to SeaWorld probably due to insufficient care from Aquariums/people who caught them from the Wild. Also, I hope people will notice that they have not shipped any of these Orcas since the early 1980s--since they have no need to anymore and because SeaWorld has learned more about these animals since the late 1970s

Please do not flame me, I am just making a point for possible discussion. Any anti/hate-SeaWorld flame I will block and report for harassment. SeaWorld has changed since they opened up 50 years ago..
Okura Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No need to worry about your comments.
It's educated and non flaming, so that's perfectly fine to make them. :)

SeaWorld did commission captures for many of these whales. They didn't perhaps directly go out to catch them directly, but they were captures arranged by SeaWorld in most cases. It's how they did it even back then... Get someone else to capture the whale, then pay them for it, so they didn't get the bad rap. It's what's happening now with Morgan for example.
And yes, they haven't moved these orcas about, because most up here are now dead. The other two are two of their main breeders, so it makes sense to keep them where they are.
They still move the animals about and treat them as assets rather than animals however. That's the main point of the poster. They shuffle them about still, though the closure of SeaWorld Aurora was probably the main reason we saw these excessive moves stop.
Sahtori-Kamaya Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Keep doing what you are doing, they are showing your work on blackfish pages. It's amazing, that you show the truth like this, thank you. I wish we could get justice for Morgan, we lost the court case ... :(
Okura Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Court case was a battle.
But the war for Morgan is far from over. :)
Sahtori-Kamaya Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so, I saw her - I was in W.H when we saw a flyer and a friend of mine wanted to see her - we sat all day looking around how small the animals are living in Harderwijk and when we saw Morgan we looked angry, especially me, she sat in a bathtub ... my friend never wanted to go there, but we have contacted 'The Cove' on FB and I have a suspicion about something that involves parks, maybe you'd be interested ...  Morgan sold to save 'theme-park' 

CDA owns hose places, ... 
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