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  • 'Blackfish': Hearing the cry of orcas in captivity
    'Blackfish': Hearing the cry of orcas in captivity
    Killer whales have been the monarchs of the ocean for millions of years. Regarded as one of nature’s most beautiful and powerful animals, these gentle giants are powerless against a force that threatens to destroy their world forever. "...
  • From captivity to charities to safety of the press
    From captivity to teaching and everything in between
    Journalism is a way of life for many people. Chasing the story, getting the front page is all part of the glory. Becoming a captive is not considered into the equation, but unfortunately it does happen, as we all well know from the headlines today...
  • Kidnapping’s 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity
    Kidnapping’s 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity
    As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experience.The LureKidnappers premeditate and precalculate every move. Months of planning could go into...
  • John Hargrove
    It’s time to rethink our treatment of our fellow earth travelers
    Some people firmly believe man’s intellect gives us the right to do whatever we please with our fellow travelers on planet Earth, while others want to learn from them and preserve each species in its natural habitat. Money and man’s...
  • Berlin, the newest polar bear addition to the Kansas City Zoo's exhibit
    A Room With a View
    A lifelong pursuer of human interests, such as myself, cannot help but observe the ‘new American’ as one who now knows the value of a ‘room with a view’ as once was scoffed at by our fellowships in America. A bed and...
  • Activists
    Bowmanville Zoo did not intimidate brave animal activists
    Today it was the start of the 2013 season for the Bowmanville Zoo. It was also the day in which The Durham Animal Alliance was there to tell everyone present that Limba the elephant needs to be retired. More than 80 people took to the sidewalk...
  • Captive beluga whales
    Deadline today for comments about import of wild-caught Beluga whales
    Today is final day to submit comments on the Federal Register regarding the import of belugas caught in the wild to be sent to aquariums and sea parks in the United States.Georgia Aquarium made an application in June 2012 to import 18 wild-caught...
  • Oz - A current resident of the Forest Park Zoo in Springfield, MA
    Zoos and Aquariums – A Necessary Evil?
    A few years ago, I overheard a bit of a heated debate about the well-being of animals and how humans should “give all animals freedom” and “ just stay out of their lives.”Ideally, all animals would be free of captivity and...
  • MMC Volunteers and baby Pilot Whale
    Volunteers and Pilot Whales Play Russian Roulette at Marine Mammal Conservancy
    For centuries, the dawn of time really, man has been held captivated by the sea and the creatures that live within it. No group of animals has captured our imagination better then marine mammals. Dolphins and whales, the entire order of Cetacea as...
  • Lolita Leaps In Her Tiny Tank
    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Marine Mammal Captivity
    Sun Tzu in his famous work, The Art of War, once stated “Be Extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”...
  • Lolita in her prison
    Lolita; slave to the government?
    Imagine being held as a prisoner for forty years in solitary confinement. Imagine your cell is only fifteen feet long by seven feet wide and the ceiling is only four feet high. The good news is that there’s a spare room behind a wall that...
  • Ransom
    Burns Flat church begins third year with Lectionary. This week-- Isaiah 35:1-10
    One of this week’sLectionaryreadings is Isaiah 35:1-10. This is the selection for this week’s message in the traditional worship service at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. Those attending are encouraged to...
  • The park board listening to 2 of the many delegates who spoke about this issue.
    Park board votes against captive whale and dolphin plebiscite
    At the end of a long meeting tonight, the Vancouver Park Board voted 5-2 against Stuart MacKinnon's motion to place a plebiscite on the 2011 civic election ballot. The plebiscite would have polled Vancouver residents' opinion on the...
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    Tell APHIS you want to see Miami Seaquarium's Disaster Plan
    Call APHIS and tell them you want a copy NOW! The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has anticipated a 60-80% chance the Oil from the BP Oil spill will reach Miami Waters in August, 2010. The marine mammal tanks at the Miami...
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    Oil spill endangers life of Lolita and other marine mammals at Miami Seaquarium
    Please Get Me Out of Here Before It's Too Late! As the oil from the BP spill continues to permeate the Gulf region, it has been estimated that it will hit Miami in early to mid August. The Miami Seaquarium uses water from the Biscayne Bay in its...