www.freeorcasnow.com – Brings you the top 5 reason why 2014 will be a pivotal year for the shutdown of SeaWorld marine mammal parks as we now know them, barbaric and inhumane to Orcas. Narration follows:
#1 STOCKS PLUNGE – LOSE MONEY: Since the blackfish documentary of 2013, public opinion of orca captivity has radically soured, and Seaworld stocks plummet. In turn, PETA purchases the smallest number of shares to attend annual meetings and propose ethical policy change in developing ocean sanctuaries to rehabilitate long-term orca captives. Independent petitions to California legistlators seeking to outlaw artificial insemination programs and orca captivity completel, are reviewed. Over a million votes are slated for consideration in 2015, bill AB2140. Americas heart is won over to end orca captivity. Movement gains firm and growing approval, but sadly, orcas are still forced to perform for emptier venues with lower attendance. OSHA violations and court cases continue. Many lives are lost, both human and cetacean (orcas), but mostly, orcas.
#2 CELEBRITIES VOICE OPPOSITION: Willie Nelson, 38 Special, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Bare-Naked Ladies, Heart, Joan Jett, Trisha Yearwood, Beach Boys, REO Speedwagon and many other huge musical acts, all cancel booked engagements at SeaWorld in 2014. Joan serves SeaWorld with a cease and desist letter for using “I Love Rock and Roll” in their corporate mega-buck show (without permissions). Shortly after, Ms. Jett. And the the Wilson Sisters of Heart, headline The Orca Freedom Concerts, in conjunction with the Pacific Whale Watch Association. In advocacy against captivity, working hand-in-hand with The Orca Conservancy, not SeaWorld! Edgar Winter advocates in writing through Digital Music News.
#3 ORCAS DON’T FLY:
Airlines sever corporate ties: July of 2014, Southwest Airlines quits working with SeaWorld, ending a 25-year partnership. Shortly after, United Airlines discontinues promoting SeaWorld vacations. Richard Banson, of Virgin America Airlines, makes a deal with SeaWorld that is quickly withdrawn, due to overwhelming public disapproval in October, 2014; while Alaska Air Group stops selling SeaWorld tickets on their website also. Further petitioning follows other airliners and businesses.
#4 103-YEAR OLD ORCA, CONFIRMED IN THE WILD IN 2014:
Granny, aka j2, is estimated by scientists to be 103 years old. She was captured with her pod in the wild in 1967, by a marine mammal park, but released, as they thought her too old at that date. This orca was just rediscovered, may of 2014. She is recognizable from a gray “saddle patch” behind the dorsal fin, and a half-moon notch in her fin posterior (markings on orca fins are like fingerprints). Her age proves seaworld’s obvious inability to contain, or maintain, healthy orcas (median life at seaworld is a 9 year lifespan).
#5 ORCAS FIND FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET: CONSOLIDATION AND ORGANIZATION OF ALL PRO-ORCA ADVOCACY PROGRAMS IS NOW BEING FOSTERED BY A NEW WEBSITE AS A ONE-STOP, NON-PROFIT SHOP. www.FREEORCASNOW.com
DEDICATED TO LINKING ALL PETITIONS AND ADVOCACIES TO FOSTER YOUR SPEEDY SUPPORT. AID INTELLIGENT CAPTIVE ORCAS REGAIN THEIR DIGNITY AND ERADICATE THE BONDAGE OF LEGAL CAPTIVITY AS A FOCUSED HEART-SET GOAL.