Tip of the Week: One of the most common form of animal cruelty is the abandonment of dogs. As pet owners fail to understand and control the behavior of their dogs when they go around chewing shoes and furniture, barking, urinating in the wrong places, etc, they 'give up hope' and abandon them.

Well, it is our responsibility to spend some quality time daily to train your dog! It will take some patience, and a lot of love. But remember, just like us human, learning as we get older, animals learn as they grow too! And what is better than to spend some quality time to bond with man's best friend?

If You Love Them, Set Them Free

Posted by veola at 11:39 AM

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Reader Janice has highlighted the plight of Lolita the Orca to us. And sadly, this is one aspect of 'abuse' which even many of us 'animal lovers' are all guilty of... why?

Many animals such as birds, orcas, dolphins, etc, are often kept in captivity for most of their lives. While most zoos and aquariums conform to a certain standard to create an environment that resembles their natural habitat as much as possible, some irresponsible captors are not able to provide such an environment. In the case of Lolita, the layout of the aquarium that she is confined to does not even allow her to swim freely without her running into the structure.

As animal lovers, would you like to see such a magnificent creature perform 'tricks' for you for an hour, then go back to swimming alone and bored in a 'prison', or would it bring a smile in your face whenever you think of Lolita swimming and playing in the open seas, where she belongs?

Are we going to continue patronizing this aquarium to sustain the 'demand' to justify Lolita's captivity? Why not head over to http://www.savelolita.com/ and find out how you can help save Lolita? (click here to open site in new window)


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Water theme parks, zoos and such are prisons to these animals. The animals are kidnapped from their natural habitat and put in what amounts to prison cells for life. These cages or bodies of water that mimic the real world (is a pool the same size as the ocean?) are NOT what these animals came from. Would a person feel good about living in a 'home' the size of a walk in closet? Of course not. This is what I call legalized animal abuse.

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. These people should be put in a cell big enough for them to just stand...

Anonymous said...

Why is it that we enjoy entertainment w/ animals, but resist in Knowing the true suffering of them? All those involved should experience what animals are experiencing.

Niki said...

Thank you for posting this info about whales/dolphins in marine parks! I feel this is one aspect of animal welfare that is often overlooked. Very good! Would like to read more on this topic! Thank you for your wonderful blog, as well! Great work :)

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the rehabilitation of an orca that has lived so long in captivity has already been tried with Keiko, you know, star of Free Willy? He was too used to people by the time they set him 'free' and it eventually led to his death. Why not send Lolita to live in Keiko's old tank in Oregon where she could live the rest of her life in luxury instead of sending her, unprepared and helpless into the ocean?

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Anas said...

Unfortunately the rehabilitation of an orca that has lived so long in captivity has already been tried with Keiko, you know, star of Free Willy? He was too used to people by the time they set him 'free' and it eventually led to his death. Why not send Lolita to live in Keiko's old tank in Oregon where she could live the rest of her life in luxury instead of sending her, unprepared and helpless into the ocean?

Oscar said...

Water theme parks, zoos and such are prisons to these animals. The animals are kidnapped from their natural habitat and put in what amounts to prison cells for life. These cages or bodies of water that mimic the real world (is a pool the same size as the ocean?) are NOT what these animals came from. Would a person feel good about living in a 'home' the size of a walk in closet? Of course not. This is what I call legalized animal abuse.

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