When in some countries, they fish sharks and dolphins in horrible conditions, in some others they force sea animals to survive in tiny tanks while performing several times a day in front of crowds who will still pay and support this tragedy. Stop Eating Flipper's agenda is to inform. Explore this blog, learn more about sea animals and their habitats and make the right choices. The ocean counts.
There have been thirty-seven known pregnancies at SeaWorld parks since the first captive birth in 1985. Only eighteen of these calves still alive today, barely half. The captive breeding program at SeaWorld has resulted in 6 stillbirths, two miscarriages, and five maternal deaths during childbirth. One remaining calf is a result of inbreeding.
Maui’s dolphins live only in New Zealand and are the smallest and rarest marine dolphin species on earth. Fishing with gill nets and trawling has driven them to the very edge of extinction. There are now just around 50 Maui’s dolphins left, down from an estimated 1,800 forty years ago. Because there are so few individuals left, the species can only cope with a single fatality as a result of human activities every 10-23 years. Yet these fishing methods kill an estimated five Maui’s dolphins each year. The last survivors need to be protected now before it’s too late and here is your chance to help make that happen.
People in this video are interpreting it a really funny way. You can hear a little girl saying “This one is very happy!” and once the whale DECIDES to go back in her tank, one of the parents says “there you go… she finally made it back in”.
Let’s get this straight: This whale is neither happy nor struggling to get back in the water, this is a whale… she doesn’t have any problem going in and out of the water as she does it hundreds of times when performing shows. And happy ? Don’t you think if she was happy she would be celebrating IN the water and not OUT of it ?
This is definitely a neurotic reaction, a scream, a break down, a riot, a fist on a table, it’s a call for help.