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The definition of captivity by Moray-orca The definition of captivity by Moray-orca
Just something quick that I made for my facebook page by grabbing a pic off google images.

When people describe themselves as 'pro-cap' or 'pro-captivity' what they are saying is that they are in favour of imprisonment, enslavement and confinement. The very term that is used by SeaWorld's supporters defines them instantaneously.

I am 'anti-cap'; I am against imprisonment, confinement and enslavement. Are you?

Here is a link to my Facebook page for those of you interested:
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks :)
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SunWolf11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accidentally put this in my favourites, lol I'm pro-cap xD

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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah well, can't deny it though. :)
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IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not pro-cap, but when the water is so polluted in the wild, sometimes it's better for them-at lest until someone does something about it.
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Hmm I agree with the fact that some areas are to polluted for a dolphin population to continue, but the sad thing is that the last people to acknowledge this are the owners of marine parks :(
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artfromtheheart92 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Born into captivity...the only life they know. :no: If they were taken from the wild and forced to live then yes I would agree with this.
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
There is no reason why the captive born ones cannot be put in sea pens or not be impregnated again, and a life of slavery is no life no matter how long it has been lived :)
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who has been to jail, from crimes I didn't even commit I might add, I would have to say that this is 100% accurate. How anyone can justify keeping cetaceans captive for any reason especially when they say that they love them is just sickening to me. That is not love. If you love something you want what's best for it. Slavery and imprisonment is not what's best for them. It kills them and it breaks my heart. They deserve so much better...

Anyway, thank you so much for making this! If I may ask what is your facebook page so I might join it?
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Totally agreed! When will the world wake up to realise that a self conscious animal can determine what is cruelty?

Here is a link to my page
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if it doesn't work then search 'Cetacean Council of Freedom' and the profile pic for the page is a dolphin silhouette with colours bursting from behind it. Please can you let me know if the link works? Thanks :)
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems it never will. I hope that Blackfish will open up more eyes and minds to the cruelty and torture these poor tortured souls endure. It's supposed to be even better than The Cove and to me that was quite a powerful documentary.

The link worked and I joined c:
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you!

The Cove made me cry.... And I really want to see Blackfish! I hope that it will be the film to change it all!
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me cry too. So did the documentary about Luna. Crocodile tears, man...

I am SUPER excited for Blackfish. Tilikum is my absolute favorite killer whale. Literally. Heh. I think it's because he resembles Keiko so much, but his story is so similar yet so very different and far more tragic. They're like two sides of the same coin.

It's strange but when I look at him I see myself.
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeh? Well I think that all of us can associate with Tilikum to a certain extent, he is really quite misunderstood. Though he is treated unusually given that many animals that kill people are usually put down, but I guess orcas are just special!

Keiko's story is such a funny one, I find that he was not a great candidate for release and yet look how far he got! There are far better candidates for release out there than him and yet the industry insists on using his one story to write of all other orcas!
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Fluffah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh the reason why he hasn't been put down is because it would be a PR nightmare for Sea World from all advocates of animal rights and welfare. Not to mention he is their number one sperm bank. He's worth more to them alive than dead no matter how dangerous he is.

His story is all we have to go on because it has been attempted before or since. He's the only orca in captivity that got a second chance and that was due solely to his fame. He deserved his freedom just like the others and even though he didn't get to live long it was mostly due to how sickly he was when they began his rehabilitation. I look at it as his quality of life being far better than it was. He could have died within only a couple of months if he had remained at Reino Adventura. He died of natural causes in his home waters instead of in a tiny barren prison cell, which to me would have been far more depressing and unacceptable.
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I honestly think that that is my favourite phrase at the moment 'PR nightmare for SeaWorld', and one that has been tossed around so much recently! Is it really bad that I take pleasure in their pain?

You know, I almost want to see Tilikum's death just so we can all see SeaWorld panic at the fact that their chief baby maker is no longer around. Kshamenk and Keto do not have a great survival rate, and ones like Ulises cannot conceive, so when Tilikum finally dies, it will have SeaWorld in hot water. I just hope that the out come of that will be good!
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captainflynn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Quite true.
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Moray-orca Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist
:)
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