feministavegana

violentbaudelaire:

One year ago today we rushed to the rescue of an abused pregnant pig. We brought her to sanctuary just in time, because hours later she gave birth to 16 piglets. Julia has been an amazing mother and we delighted in her healing and transformation from the loving care she received. It also fills our hearts that her children are one year old today because in the industry, they would have been sent to slaughter at just six months old.

- Farm Sanctuary

feministavegana
freedomfororcas:


Meet Lolita.

She is Miami Seaquarium’s biggest attraction, and has performed for over forty years in America’s smallest orca tank.
Originally named Tokitae, she was captured in August 1970 during the infamous Penn Cove round ups. It was during this time that the Southern Resident orcas were decimated. Many orcas drowned during this ordeal, and many more were taken from the vulnerable population to stock captive tanks. Marine parks such as SeaWorld hired men to capture these orcas using any methods necessary. 
Explosives and guns were used to corral the animals into a small inlet. Lolita and 7 other orcas were captured and sold to marine parks around the world.
Today, she is the only survivor.
After being sold to Miami Seaquarium, she was renamed Lolita, and she was housed alone until 1972 when she was joined by a male named Hugo.
The two performed for nearly ten years when, possibly out of frustration, Hugo began injuring himself deliberately on the tank walls. He would constantly bash his head, at one point severing his rostrum so badly that it had to be sewn back together.
In 1980, Hugo died from a brain aneurysm due to blunt force.
Since then, Lolita has been without same-species companionship for 43 years.
What’s the plan?
A dedicated movement has been growing over the years to retire Lolita to her home waters off the coast of Washington State. You can read all about that plan here.
Lolita would be flown to Kanaka Bay, where her seapen is already waiting. Her rehabilitation would be slow and steady - at Lolita’s pace. The location is ideal - a secluded inlet away from boat traffic and people so she would not be harassed.
One key aspect of this plan is that Lolita’s family is still alive. She was captured from the Southern Residents - one of the most studied group of orcas in the entire world. Her family is well-documented, and her mother, Ocean Sun, is still alive.
If her rehabilitation does not go according to plan, the contingency plan kicks in. Lolita would be cared for in her seapen where she can live out her life in peace, free from performing for tourists, away from loud and deafening music and no longer having to beg for her meals.
What can you do?
There are many ways you can help Lolita see her home waters, and her mother again.
Petitions:• Demand Lolita’s Retirement.• Urge NMFS To Include Lolita in the ESA.Donate:• Animal Legal Defence Fund - currently fighting for Lolita in court!• Orca Network - a strong campaigner for Lolita’s retirement!
Take Action!Above contains more information on ways you can help - such as emailing APHIS about multiple safety violations outlined in the above link.
Finally, get involved in online communities to stay updated on Lolita’s case.
Free Lolita the Orca!Freedom For LolitaSave Lolita
Share this video with friends!
The fight for Lolita’s retirement is starting to make progress - the most we’ve seen in a long time! With your voice, we can get her back home and amongst her own kind - where she belongs.
[Other Orcas: Kshamenk]

freedomfororcas:

Meet Lolita.

She is Miami Seaquarium’s biggest attraction, and has performed for over forty years in America’s smallest orca tank.

Originally named Tokitae, she was captured in August 1970 during the infamous Penn Cove round ups. It was during this time that the Southern Resident orcas were decimated. Many orcas drowned during this ordeal, and many more were taken from the vulnerable population to stock captive tanks. Marine parks such as SeaWorld hired men to capture these orcas using any methods necessary. 

Explosives and guns were used to corral the animals into a small inlet. Lolita and 7 other orcas were captured and sold to marine parks around the world.

Today, she is the only survivor.

After being sold to Miami Seaquarium, she was renamed Lolita, and she was housed alone until 1972 when she was joined by a male named Hugo.

The two performed for nearly ten years when, possibly out of frustration, Hugo began injuring himself deliberately on the tank walls. He would constantly bash his head, at one point severing his rostrum so badly that it had to be sewn back together.

In 1980, Hugo died from a brain aneurysm due to blunt force.

Since then, Lolita has been without same-species companionship for 43 years.

What’s the plan?

A dedicated movement has been growing over the years to retire Lolita to her home waters off the coast of Washington State. You can read all about that plan here.

Lolita would be flown to Kanaka Bay, where her seapen is already waiting. Her rehabilitation would be slow and steady - at Lolita’s pace. The location is ideal - a secluded inlet away from boat traffic and people so she would not be harassed.

One key aspect of this plan is that Lolita’s family is still alive. She was captured from the Southern Residents - one of the most studied group of orcas in the entire world. Her family is well-documented, and her mother, Ocean Sun, is still alive.

If her rehabilitation does not go according to plan, the contingency plan kicks in. Lolita would be cared for in her seapen where she can live out her life in peace, free from performing for tourists, away from loud and deafening music and no longer having to beg for her meals.

What can you do?

There are many ways you can help Lolita see her home waters, and her mother again.

Petitions:
Demand Lolita’s Retirement.
Urge NMFS To Include Lolita in the ESA.

Donate:
Animal Legal Defence Fund - currently fighting for Lolita in court!
Orca Network - a strong campaigner for Lolita’s retirement!

Take Action!
Above contains more information on ways you can help - such as emailing APHIS about multiple safety violations outlined in the above link.

Finally, get involved in online communities to stay updated on Lolita’s case.

Free Lolita the Orca!
Freedom For Lolita
Save Lolita

Share this video with friends!

The fight for Lolita’s retirement is starting to make progress - the most we’ve seen in a long time! With your voice, we can get her back home and amongst her own kind - where she belongs.

[Other Orcas: Kshamenk]

to-jupiter

”This is my favorite photo in the world - me and Linus, born to a dairy cow and ordered to be killed when the farmer saw he was a male (and thus useless in the dairy industry). A compassionate individual intervened, and he was brought to a sanctuary. I met him when he was a few days old and 60 pounds, and he would always try to sit on my lap. Today, 7 years young and 1500 pounds, he still tries to sit on my lap.”
 - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


Cows make me emotional. I love them so so much.

”This is my favorite photo in the world - me and Linus, born to a dairy cow and ordered to be killed when the farmer saw he was a male (and thus useless in the dairy industry). A compassionate individual intervened, and he was brought to a sanctuary. I met him when he was a few days old and 60 pounds, and he would always try to sit on my lap. Today, 7 years young and 1500 pounds, he still tries to sit on my lap.”

- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Cows make me emotional. I love them so so much.

feministavegana
elige:

sadbunnny:

fighting-for-animals:

Image of two cows seeking comfort in one another while awaiting slaughter in a Jakata abbatoir, Indonesia. 
"I have unfortunately been inside slaughterhouses and can tell you that the animals are not willingly walking up to the end of the kill line and sticking their necks out. These animals fight with every bit of strength they have left at the end of that kill line. They don’t want to die and they know it’s coming.” ~ Cayce Mell (Peaceable Kingdom) 

this makes me so fucking sad. 

Now tell me, how is this humane?

elige:

sadbunnny:

fighting-for-animals:

Image of two cows seeking comfort in one another while awaiting slaughter in a Jakata abbatoir, Indonesia. 

"I have unfortunately been inside slaughterhouses and can tell you that the animals are not willingly walking up to the end of the kill line and sticking their necks out. These animals fight with every bit of strength they have left at the end of that kill line. They don’t want to die and they know it’s coming.” 
~ Cayce Mell (Peaceable Kingdom) 

this makes me so fucking sad. 

Now tell me, how is this humane?

icharos
I never let myself get too hungry. I never deny myself a fucking thing because I have denied myself enough for 1000 lifetimes and there is no more denial for me in the way that I live. I deserve all the mozzarella sticks, all the fucking chocolate, all the fucking pizza, all the chicken a’la king, and I deserve to leave what I don’t finish on the plate.
Margaret Cho (via icharos)
psych-facts

AND THIS, ladies and gentlemen (“craziest disorders”), is EXACTLY why we stigmatize invisible disabilities, illnesses, disorders, and differences.

microaggressions

microaggressions:

"But according to Durkheim’s theories, won’t gay teens kill themselves more once society becomes more accepting of gays? ‘Cause like, right now, they have their niche as being different, and once they’re the same as heterosexuals they’ll just be normal."

Said by a student in my Sociology class…