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 Richard Banson, of Virgin America Airlines, makes a deal with SeaWorld that is quickly withdrawn, due to overwhelming public disapproval in October, 2014; while Alaska Air Group stops selling SeaWorld tickets on their website also.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.
The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with
Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the
Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and
Federal statutes. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 federally recognized tribes, as Edward Hall, tourism coordinator of The Bureau of Indian Affairs, told us…
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SINGAPORE: 24 Indian nationals were charged in court on Tuesday afternoon with rioting in Little India on Sunday night.
The riot, which is the first in Singapore after some four decades, broke out when a private bus knocked down 33-year-old Indian worker, Sakthivel Kumaravelu, at the junction of Race Course Road and Hampshire Road after 9pm.
Aged between 22 and 40, the men are from different dormitories and companies.
They are also accused of throwing concrete pieces at police officers.
Each of them faces a charge of rioting on December 8 between 9.20pm and 10.45pm, in the vicinity of Race Course Road.
During the short hearing, the court heard that the Law Society’s pro bono services is looking into offering legal aid to the accused persons.
So far, more than 10 lawyers have volunteered to do so.
The High Commission of India has also contacted the accused persons about legal representation.
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry added that it is working with the High Commission to facilitate consular access and support for the men.
The accused are among 28 people who were earlier arrested in the fracas — 25 Indian nationals, two Bangladeshis and one Singapore PR.
Subsequent police investigations showed that the Singapore PR, the two Bangladeshis and an Indian national were not involved in the incident and have been released.
If convicted of rioting, the maximum penalty is seven years’ jail and caning.
The case will be mentioned in on December 17.
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The new APMEXclusive® Native American Mint’s 1 oz Silver bullion coin features the Sioux Indian. This coin is authorized by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, which is the largest of the Sioux nations and is located at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Click here http://www.apmex.com/product/102752/2016-1-oz-silver-native-american-mint-1-sioux-indian to view and purchase these 2016 1 oz Silver Native American Mint Sioux Indian coins.
Second in the Sioux Buffalo series! Available only at APMEX, these coins reflect the sovereign status of Native American tribes and are instrumental in honoring tribal history and culture spanning centuries. Adding to their collectibility is the fact that they are the only American, non-U.S. government coins available in the marketplace.
Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver, struck in a beautiful Reverse Proof quality.
Multiples of 20 come in plastic tubes. Multiples of 500 come packaged in boxes. Individual coins come in protective plastic flips.
Obverse: A beautiful portrait of a young Sioux Warrior is shown. Meant to be a modern interpretation of the classic Buffalo Nickel design, this portrait was designed by famous Western artist Matthew Lanz, and adopted by the Dakota Sioux as “White Star Boy”. The feathers attached to the Medicine Wheel are in a beautiful proof-like finish, adding significantly to the eye appeal when holding this artistic round.
Reverse: Shown is a 19th Century Indian war shield. On the shield is a buffalo, tepee, and banner with the name of the tribe. The 8 Tepees represent the districts of the Oglala Sioux reservation.
These are non-circulating, legally authorized coins by a federally recognized sovereign nation, but are not legal tender.
Royalties from the sale of these coins assist Native American charities, counter severe poverty and raise tribal awareness.
The designs on these Silver coins represent the history and culture of Native American tribes, and the royalties aid in their continued existence as federally recognized tribes.
The Sioux Warrior wears the Medicine Wheel, or Circle of Life. The Medicine Wheel is found in many tribes and in many parts of the world, but there are beliefs common to them all. The compass points North, South, East and West give four directions. Mother Earth is below and Father Sky is above, giving six directions in total. These six directions are also symbolized by animal fetish carvings.
Indigenous Native American tribes have tribal sovereignty in the United States, giving them the authority to govern themselves within the borders of the United States. These tribes are considered “domestic dependent nations,” which is a form of parallel sovereignty within the U.S. constitutional framework.
This coin is an official commercial item that represents the tribe, but there is no legal face value, as tribes are not allowed to create their own currencies. This ability is reserved for the federal government.
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