Bucket list checked off in SJ:
✅Ride under the "Sensing YOU" art installation which sensed us as we passed through. 🐰🍩
✅first hockey game 🏒 #GoSharks!
✅Surprise one of my closest friends, Phong!! 🦈
@Regranned from @standforearth - ;
Planning your 2018 summer vacation? Want to travel across the world and try new activities? Here are some activities to avoid that exploit or abuse animals (abducting them from the wild, teaching them through physical abuse & keeping them chained up) that you can tell your family and friends about.
| Elephant Rides
In order to make elephants submit to elephant rides and other human interactions, they are taken from their mothers when babies and forced through a horrific training process known as ‘the crush’. It involves physical restraints, inflicting severe pain and withholding food and water, breaking the spirit of the animal so it submits to human instruction. There are some places you can find that do not do this.
| Animal Selfies
Baby animals especially tigers and sloths are separated from their mothers at an early age so they can be used as photo props. They are handled and hugged by tourists and typically kept chained-up, or in small barren cages, or drugged to be still for photographs.
| Performing Dolphins
Millions of tourists visit dolphinaria, but they are unaware of the cruelty and abuses the dolphins endure to perform in shows. Whilst it is banned in countries like the US, many performing dolphins around the world are still captured in the wild. They are often chased by high-speed boats before being hauled on board or caught in nets. For many, the stress is too much to take and they die during transportation. Whether wild caught or captive bred, dolphins in dolphinaria face a lifetime of suffering. They spend their entire lives in a space not much bigger than a swimming pool – completely unnatural and restrictive compared to their natural open sea environment.
These are some of the activities you can avoid to make 2018 a better year for these animals and a more enjoyable holiday for you knowing there is no cruelty involved. Information via World Animal Protection.
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Sharks will die out if we keep killing them at this rate. Then the balance of the oceans won’t work and then we are all screwed #Repost@sharks_are_awesome1 (@get_repost)
I wish there were only "nice" photos of alive sharks to share. Unfortunately this is not reality. This video, although some of the numbers are not quite accurate anymore, shows what goes on around the world every day.
Lets keep fighting against the use of any shark product and their senseless killing before it's too late. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
I wanted to wait to post this, but was excited to share this fun collaboration I had with @davidzhou_lifestudio , I met David at @monsterpaloozaofficial a year ago and was enamoured with his work. Needless to say I followed his process and kept a communication with him after the show. After I did this shark finning awareness piece for the Aquarium in Long beach, I asked if David could do his own interpretation because I thought this drawing would have been great to see 3-dimensionally. He knocked this out in like 2 days...and he captured it so well in terms of motion, scale change, and the message. Being online and having an opportunity to work with such great artists like David is why I do like social media. I hope everyone enjoys his work and please do follow him to see his fantastic creations. David will be back at Monsterpalooza this spring, so go check him out. I hope we can collaborate more together! Also do help spread this message of shark finning and the destruction it is doing to the oceans, if you can please repost this collab piece we invested time on I would be grateful. #sharkfinning#sharks#oceanawareness#sharkawareness#art#sculpture#ocean#sharkconservation
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