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SeaWorld's Mothers and Calves by Okura SeaWorld's Mothers and Calves by Okura

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If you wish to contact me to use this, please contact me at okuraorca (at) hotmail.com. Full sized image is able to be accessed
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.

Third in my poster series, I want to tear into SeaWorld's completely awful denial of the fact they separate mothers and calves. ~> opsociety.org/PressReleases/Pr…

I'm just... disgusted that they flat out lie about this fact. That they never separate them. It's obvious and just a simple bit of research shows this!
So, I compiled the five most bred females in SeaWorld's stock, and all their offspring and calculated percentages of what happened.

Surprisingly, I discovered it's actually worse that I had thought! Not only are so many taken, only one has ever been united with their mother again after separation and that was Kalina! Who also had every single one of her babies taken from her!
Also, in case you are wondering, the percentages are based on calves that SeaWorld purposely separated. The stillbirths and Malia's case of losing her mother were not included in the counts.

So yeah... SeaWorld! Fun for the whole family... Unless you an orca. Then prepare to have yours ripped apart!

(I will also update this when/if there are moves as there's rumors I'm seeing a lot online of a big animal shuffling coming up. Here we go again...)

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 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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pytko3 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Reminds me of the novel "Singer's Sorrow."Grr. 
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Loui-93 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I used this in response to a comment on youtube in which the person claimed that seaworld doesn't separate mothers and calves. I hope that's ok with you. Really excellent and informative graphic.
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Okura Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally.
These are to be used to educate people, so feel free to link them as needed!
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Loui-93 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
So yeah, she basically won't accept any logic, flat out denies it has ever happened and stated 'Seaworld is my homeland!' urgh >.> Thanks anyway though.
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TikiKatiePhotography Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Photographer
Kalia wouldnt be born if in the wild, she is AId. Nakai was injured in a show not having to do because of seaworld.
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BSVK Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I think 'being injured in a show' has everything to do with Seaworld. They wouldn't be performing tricks in front of an audience if it weren't for Seaworld.
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Okura Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That should be would not confided up there.
Also, Kalia was sired naturally by Keet. Nakai was the AI baby.
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Okura Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SeaWorld still AIed an 8 year old, purposefully wanting to get her pregnant.
That injury most likely would not have happened in the wild, as he would be confided to a tiny tank.
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albino-orca Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I think It could be mentioned that Vicky (deceased), Adan, and Nalani are all inbred (Keijo is too but that wasn't SeaWorld's fault, for once). Drives home the fact that the breeding program is out of control and inhumane. Vicky, Adan, and Keijo were born to two very young mothers. But perhaps that's another subject (breeding age/inbreeding) for another fact sheet like this? (If you have one already and I've just forgotten about seeing it, I apologize.)

Other than that, great work. Keep it up! I can understand pro-caps, but not pro-breeding or pro-capture, for so many reasons. You're helping to shed light on it all.
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Okura Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comments. :)
The breeding program may be something I visit in the future, but for the moment, didn't want to confuse the issue too much here. This was about mothers and babies separated, but I have many other ideas to put in these posters in the future.

I can understand the pro-captivity argument, but I don't agree to it. There are some animals that captivity does not work for and cetaceans are one of them. Hence, I'm trying to shed as much light as I can, any way I can.

So thanks again!
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