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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!
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.
Harderwijk would capture the orca on behalf of SeaWorld, so SeaWorld could purchase the orca from another park but keep their hands 'technically' clean from the capture.
It's how the parks would launder animals, similar to how crooks launder money. Pass it through several other banks/parks to make them 'clean'.
But thank you for taking interest in the situation of the animals. It helps to educate people about how the animals suffer in their lives at SeaWorld.
I'm not a person who yells things and get angry about them without doing own research Thank you for opening my eyes to this. I really hope SeaWorld can set the orca's free, just what they did with Keiko
They laundered the young orca Morgan in recent years, manipulating and bending the law to their whims to get what they wanted and effectively get her to SeaWorld, who later 'donated' items to the struggling park. Even now, it's still going on there.
Really, it's the whole captive cetacean industry that's corrupt to the very core. They just hide it all behind a dolphin's smile... =/
Morgan, poor girl. It was never clear to me why she couldn't be released. I was there, behind the scenes with my animal-care class at that time. I asked about Morgan, nothing was said, no answers to my questions if she could be free again. I have seen Morgan a few weeks later, beautiful orca. She was in a poor shape when she was ´caught´. They did a good job bringing her back to health, but why SeaWold for orcassake
I know. If the people knew how corrupt, no one would ever go there again.
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.
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.
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..
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.
But the war for Morgan is far from over.
CDA owns hose places, ...
Thank you for spreading the word!
Do they still move whales a lot, or have they at least slowed down a bit?
They used to send them in for the summer and then out for the winter, but when it became too costly, started leaving them there in the winter.
When the park shut down, they now shuffle animals about for breeding, trades or just aggression. It's not as heavy anymore... but just past experiences can show how they treat them as assets rather than animals.