Now pretend you’re one of the whales.
I posted something similar as a reblog, but feel this deserves another post. It’s one thing to be told the statistic about “orca swimming x miles in a day”, or hear about them living in a “bathtub.” It’s another thing entirely to see a real comparison.
K25 (Scoter) literally swam the red line’s noted distance with his pod, in a day. ((Here’s a cool video (from this page) of where Scoter swam in the Salish Sea between the end of December 2013 and the end of January 2014!))
How many other animals regularly have this kind of range? How many of them do we keep in captivity?
Given the above images… how is keeping orca captive and having them jump around in a relative thimble of water— for our amusement, no less —anything but abuse?
To those who rattle their sabers at Blackfish, and those who unfortunately seem to buy the blatant lies Seaworld’s peddling…
If you actually care about these animals, isn’t this the kind of information that matters? That and as much conservation and awareness information you can get your hands on?
I feel very sad for the stunted, lost creatures that are the captive-born orcas.