Wish my ears weren’t so stupid then I could just shave my head because my hair is falling out like mad now. Also the surgeon needs to hurry the fuck up back off his holiday and fix me already.
If you are here there is a good chance you just thunderclapped Marineland - or saw someone who did. Thank you!
For folks who don’t know about this campaign, it is a pressure campaign that is anti-captivity and that wants to see the closure of the captive animal park Marineland (Niagara Falls, On) and the removal of the animals on site to settings of care.
This campaign is two years old. Today, as you read this, we are countering Marineland’s opening day with a demonstration of around 600-1000 people. We are hoping that this crowd is larger than our last demonstration - closing day - which brought out around 800 people in opposition to Marineland.
Our goals may seem outrageous to you, but captive animal parks close all of the time all over the world. Why are there no dolphinariums in the UK? Why did Switzerland recently ban the import of marine mammals? Why did India just reject attempts to establish marine mammal captive parks? All of this is because people worldwide have seen the truth behind this industry and it’s driving force - profit. These animals live horrific and frustrated lives so that they can make a select amount of people very wealthy. They prey on the curiosity and wonderment of children and, if they are not opposed, they can sell it as “education.”
We want to see all for profit captive animal parks close, those captive released to care and a shift towards keeping wild animals in the wild and protecting the habitats and environments that they live in. They have communities, families, culture, wants and desires of their own, and they demand our respect.
For people who want to join with us we will have several more large demonstrations this summer - the next being July 27th as part of a large coordinated international demonstration date against captive marine mammal park. Aside from that, you can join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be on it, and you can find our social media pages here - Facebook / Twitter. We’d also appreciate it if you signed our petition to close the wild capture loophole in Canada - a move that would mean no more marine mammals ripped from their homes for captive parks in Canada.
For anyone who wants to watch the livestream of the event today, or send a message of support - head to the demonstration event page.
Please also look for and continue to use those #marineland and #endcaptivity hash tags today as well to get them trending.
We hope that we send a message today that cannot be ignored. Together, we can make captive animal parks a thing of the past.
Marineland Animal Defense
Watching the livestream and sending all the support!
Can we stop pretending that you’ll save a bunch of poor starving African kids if you go vegan? The U.S. wasted 34 million tons of food last year. We could’ve given that to starving people, but we didn’t. If everyone ~goes vegan~, we’re not going to continue to produce the same amount of grain and then just ship all of it to third world countries.
Let’s start talking about capitalism and imperialism and let’s stop pretending we’re ~saving all those poor people~ just by buying different shit at the grocery store.
Please stop using token pictures of people of the Global South when promoting veganism.