Cetaceans in captivity...

Social, economic and environmental issues in our ever-changing world.

Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Barney Google » May 14th, 2017, 7:25 am

...what's your opinion?
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3875
Likes: 3304 posts
Liked in: 3271 posts
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am
Location: It varies...

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby GordonH » May 14th, 2017, 7:44 am

Wild creatures should remain in the wild , not placed in an enclosure for our amusement.
Only time is if they need help i.e Eagle with broken wing etc... etc
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

ShannonG likes this post.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 21349
Likes: 2429 posts
Liked in: 7749 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Jflem1983 » May 14th, 2017, 7:44 am

It's not for me to decide . It appears they are moving toward getting rid of zoos and circus acts. This is all part of it . Blackfish was a good video about stuff like this
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

You have got to stand for something . Or you will fall for anything "Aaron Tippin"
User avatar
Jflem1983
Guru
 
Posts: 5785
Likes: 12256 posts
Liked in: 3240 posts
Joined: Aug 23rd, 2015, 10:38 am

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Silverstarqueen » May 14th, 2017, 7:56 am

Keeping highly intelligent creatures in what is essentially a bathtub sized aquarium is cruel and ridiculous. They were meant to roam hundreds, thousands of miles, not be caged for human "entertainment" to make us feel like we are doing something for the species. There are so many visual entertainment options now where wildlife has been filmed in their natural habitat,sound recordings, could be presented to the public for their edutainment. Doing cute tricks in a swimming pool? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Last edited by Silverstarqueen on May 14th, 2017, 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.

4 people like this post.
Silverstarqueen
Guru
 
Posts: 8042
Likes: 832 posts
Liked in: 2118 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:02 pm

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Barney Google » May 14th, 2017, 7:57 am

What should be done with the ones in captivity now?

Some are calling for them to be released.
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3875
Likes: 3304 posts
Liked in: 3271 posts
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am
Location: It varies...

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Silverstarqueen » May 14th, 2017, 8:08 am

The other stupid idea. Imagine housing some person their whole life in cage with people peering at it, meals supplied. Absolutely no survival skills or social structure what so ever. Then just turn them loose in the wild and see how that works out.

2 people like this post.
Silverstarqueen
Guru
 
Posts: 8042
Likes: 832 posts
Liked in: 2118 posts
Joined: Jul 22nd, 2012, 7:02 pm

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Graham Adder » May 14th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I'd much rather be entertained by convicted killers, pedo's and those who choose to harm humanity rather than help foster it.
Let's see how high they can jump from the bottom of a pool.
Let's make them dive through burning hoops and reward them with dead, raw fish.

Leave the whales and dolphins alone.
I wanna see Picton, Bundy or Bernardo do some water tricks.
User avatar
Graham Adder
Guru
 
Posts: 5489
Likes: 133 posts
Liked in: 927 posts
Joined: Apr 14th, 2009, 8:51 am

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby What_the » May 14th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Stupid human tricks.

A few to help save a species? I can sleep with that knowing our species is the cause.
Not for entertainment, not for profit.
Legitimate science.

Still, I can't deny the value of seeing one up close and personal ; to look in their eye and see myself mirrored in a weird way.

It's easy to say "save the whales".
But even easier save to them when I know what it is they need....besides the extinction of the human race.
Would so rather be over educated that a knuckle dragging Neanderthal bereft of critical thought and imagination. Although in the case of Neanderthals, that's quite the insult.

dirtybiker likes this post.
User avatar
What_the
Übergod
 
Posts: 1413
Likes: 312 posts
Liked in: 629 posts
Joined: Feb 18th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Graham Adder » May 14th, 2017, 1:40 pm

apparently it's illegal to extinct the human race
my life's ambition, shot down on a technicality
it was then that I did what jesus did
called myself a carpenter and went fishing

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Graham Adder
Guru
 
Posts: 5489
Likes: 133 posts
Liked in: 927 posts
Joined: Apr 14th, 2009, 8:51 am

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Barney Google » May 17th, 2017, 8:02 am

I think it's a very wrong move to ban cetaceans, no matter the reason, from the Vancouver Aquarium.

Claims that's 'this is not a political move' make me laugh.

There are times and incidences when Mother Nature could use a little human support and help.

Animal rights activitists just shut that door in Vancouver.
“Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away and barefoot. ”
- Unknown

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Barney Google
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3875
Likes: 3304 posts
Liked in: 3271 posts
Joined: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:10 am
Location: It varies...

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Fancy » May 17th, 2017, 8:13 am

More on that here:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=70066
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=69969

Save the seals and let the whales etc. die? There hasn't been any captured for 25 years just for the sake of having one.
Fancy this, Fancy that and by the way, T*t for Tat

Barney Google likes this post.
User avatar
Fancy
Grand Pilgrim
 
Posts: 46392
Likes: 1186 posts
Liked in: 6378 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 5:23 pm

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby JagXKR » Feb 9th, 2018, 5:57 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/218579 ... overturned

Park Board lost, Aquarium won court case.
Why use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice.
User avatar
JagXKR
Übergod
 
Posts: 1274
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 1086 posts
Joined: Jun 19th, 2011, 5:25 am
Location: Penticton

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby Queen K » Feb 9th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Sad day for an intelligent species to once again be locked in bathtubs (to them). :cry:
Could it be that a whole life can shift the day one starts telling the truth about what makes one happy?

Troy likes this post.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 54142
Likes: 12791 posts
Liked in: 13491 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 11:39 am
Location: What? You mean here?

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby GordonH » Feb 9th, 2018, 7:22 pm

https://globalnews.ca/news/4017033/vanc ... an-ruling/

If you read this article, it states Vancouver Aquarium will longer house cetaceans. Only in emergency cases
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.
User avatar
GordonH
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 21349
Likes: 2429 posts
Liked in: 7749 posts
Joined: Oct 4th, 2008, 6:21 pm
Location: Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning

Re: Cetaceans in captivity...

Postby ShannonG » Feb 10th, 2018, 7:42 am

My daughter has to opportunity to do the 'sleepover' at the Vancouver Aquarium with her school. I haven't even mentioned it to her because I am feeling a bit 'anti-aquarium' these days.
ShannonG
Fledgling
 
Posts: 301
Likes: 104 posts
Liked in: 367 posts
Joined: Mar 29th, 2006, 1:04 pm
Location: Kelowna

Next

Return to Social Concerns

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 2 guests