I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about the Surabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…
You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.
The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.
SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.
The gif above (extracted from here/sorry for low quality) shows an incident that occurred in the swim with programme at Dolphin Academy on 1st January 2008. A dolphin chose to avoid leaping over the pole instead choosing to turn its body and hurl itself directly at the swim with participants. After the incident one required hospitalisation.
As it seems for whatever reason we are hell bent on keeping dolphins in captivity we simply cannot allow these swim with programmes to continue. They are advertised as fun for families and do we really want to be putting any person, especially children, in a situation where this could happen?
Dolphins are wild animals and no matter how much we try to train them it’s never going to safe for anybody, especially members of the general public, to get into a tank/pool/sea pen with them. Swim with programmes need to stop!
Not to mention the feed dolphin programs - many children have been lunged at/nipped at. Even as recently as the 22 feb 2014. When will Seaworld stop being so greedy and actually care about sea creatures and their guests….
Peter Alexander swims with Corky, despite never having worked with an orca in his life.
SeaWorld is super strict about working restrictions with orcas, except of course if you’re a news outlet willing to pay a lump sum to get a segment with them!
Seaworld sucks!!! I always get so fucking angry at how they call this bullshit educational. IT’S NOT, they are twirling around, the audience gets no idea of how they really are in the wild. And this dude swimming with an unpredictable giant after 2 days… Good thing orca are intelligent, much smarter than seaworld CEOs etc.