Manotas passing fills us with great sadness, but it is not necessarily an unhappy sadness, if that makes sense. We typically mourn for our own loss. Manotas is without worries, without pain. Besides loss, I also feel satisfaction, even pride, about how we filled Manotas life with love and joy and adventures. I hope that somehow we have repaid him a bit for his service and sacrifices for the oceans.
Manotas will be missed, but lives on in our memories, our dreams and in our hearts. … More In Memoriam My Boy, K9 Officer Manotas
All footage was taken during my stay in Taiji 2011-2012. The dolphins you see driven are mainly Risso’s dolphins.
The white tiger is a caged ‘product’ of man’s manipulation and greed. The only reason white tigers are being bred, is because people will pay to see white tigers in zoos and circuses. This results in more white tigers with potential health problems and an excess of unwanted, orange and black tigers born within these litters. These normal-colored tigers are, however, still inbred and crossbred, and thus, from a conservation perspective, valueless. If not destroyed at birth as ‘throw-away’ tigers they might end up in the pet trade, being drugged for photo ops, living miserable lives in roadside zoos, persecuted in canned hunts or sold and killed for parts to the Asian ‘traditional medicine’ industry. … More The Incestuous Origins of the White Tigers
Wolves are wild animals. They have evolved to roam and hunt for their food in packs, to dig dens and defend a territory. They are intelligent, curious, enterprising predators that do not belong in a house, in a cage or on a leash as a piece of property.
Thus breeding for wolfdogs creates not only a large population of unwanted animals destined to be killed, but also condemns ‘wild genes’ to a frustrating life of captivity.
For both reasons wolfdog breeding should be considered unethical. … More Why Create Wolfdogs?
The general feeling, besides disgust, is clearly that people can’t believe that holding these animals in these circumstances is legal. … More The Saddest Sea Lion & Seal prison in the USA, Morro Bay Aquarium, will Finally Close, But What will Happen to the Captives?
On May 30, the Japanese Fisheries Agency reportedly approved the inclusion of two additional species for capture and/or slaughter for the 2017-2018 dolphin drive-hunt season:
-Melon-headed whales … More Dolphin Hell Taiji Added Two New Species to its Drive-hunt Quota