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Shit you need to know about Canada’s Marineland

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farrahtales:

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer

Please help this petition reach 100,000 signatures!

Click here for an exposing video & article on Marineland

Six of the park’s seven seals are blind, have impaired vision or have had serious eye problems because of exposure to unhealthy water…”

Five female dolphins […] swam almost continuously in bad water in a concrete pool […] They lay at the bottom in murky green water or breeched and thrashed wildly, their reactions changing with the chemicals. Their skin fell off in chunks, their colour darkened and they refused to eat. This lasted intermittently for eight months…”

“…
baby beluga Skoot died after a two-hour assault by two adult male belugas in an incident former trainers say points to understaffing at the park.”

Walruses in captivity crave human attention and yet former trainer Bentivegna says they were left days at a time in their dark barn pens with no stimulation apart from feeding. Demers says nothing has changed. Walrus vomiting and weight loss is a recurring problem at Marineland.”

Baker is a big guy, the only male sea lion swimming mindless laps during our two recent visits to the Aquarium. He used to be the clown, the funny fellow with the clear eyes, still featured in ‘Attractions Niagara.’

Now his body is scarred and itchy with patches of missing fur. Every time he passes he rubs his head hard against the side, trying to scratch himself over and over. His eyes are squeezed so tightly shut it looks like he doesn’t have any. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t.”

This is a nightmare.

Phil Demers writes in his most recent update…

“Premier McGuinty still says he’s going to wait until the Ontario SPCA investigation of Marineland is finished, even though we made it perfectly clear that no matter what the OSPCA finds - animals in zoos and aquariums across Ontario are still not protected. Currently, anyone in Ontario can start a zoo or aquarium without a license, training or expertise, and there’s no oversight or inspections. Worst of all there are no ways to shut down bad zoos or aquariums.

We want a commitment that no matter what the OSPCA says Premier McGuinty will close these huge legal loopholes and will protect the Marineland animals and all other captive animals in Ontario with strong laws now.”


Please, sign the petition


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
30.09.12 - 118 notes - via - reblog

farrahtales:

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer

Please help this petition reach 100,000 signatures!

Click here for an exposing video & article on Marineland

Six of the park’s seven seals are blind, have impaired vision or have had serious eye problems because of exposure to unhealthy water…”

Five female dolphins […] swam almost continuously in bad water in a concrete pool […] They lay at the bottom in murky green water or breeched and thrashed wildly, their reactions changing with the chemicals. Their skin fell off in chunks, their colour darkened and they refused to eat. This lasted intermittently for eight months…”

“…
baby beluga Skoot died after a two-hour assault by two adult male belugas in an incident former trainers say points to understaffing at the park.”

Walruses in captivity crave human attention and yet former trainer Bentivegna says they were left days at a time in their dark barn pens with no stimulation apart from feeding. Demers says nothing has changed. Walrus vomiting and weight loss is a recurring problem at Marineland.”

Baker is a big guy, the only male sea lion swimming mindless laps during our two recent visits to the Aquarium. He used to be the clown, the funny fellow with the clear eyes, still featured in ‘Attractions Niagara.’

Now his body is scarred and itchy with patches of missing fur. Every time he passes he rubs his head hard against the side, trying to scratch himself over and over. His eyes are squeezed so tightly shut it looks like he doesn’t have any. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t.”

This is a nightmare.

Phil Demers writes in his most recent update…

“Premier McGuinty still says he’s going to wait until the Ontario SPCA investigation of Marineland is finished, even though we made it perfectly clear that no matter what the OSPCA finds - animals in zoos and aquariums across Ontario are still not protected. Currently, anyone in Ontario can start a zoo or aquarium without a license, training or expertise, and there’s no oversight or inspections. Worst of all there are no ways to shut down bad zoos or aquariums.

We want a commitment that no matter what the OSPCA says Premier McGuinty will close these huge legal loopholes and will protect the Marineland animals and all other captive animals in Ontario with strong laws now.”


Please, sign the petition


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
26.09.12 - 118 notes - via - reblog

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer

Please help this petition reach 100,000 signatures!

Click here for an exposing video & article on Marineland

Six of the park’s seven seals are blind, have impaired vision or have had serious eye problems because of exposure to unhealthy water…”

Five female dolphins […] swam almost continuously in bad water in a concrete pool […] They lay at the bottom in murky green water or breeched and thrashed wildly, their reactions changing with the chemicals. Their skin fell off in chunks, their colour darkened and they refused to eat. This lasted intermittently for eight months…”

"…
baby beluga Skoot died after a two-hour assault by two adult male belugas in an incident former trainers say points to understaffing at the park.”

Walruses in captivity crave human attention and yet former trainer Bentivegna says they were left days at a time in their dark barn pens with no stimulation apart from feeding. Demers says nothing has changed. Walrus vomiting and weight loss is a recurring problem at Marineland.”

Baker is a big guy, the only male sea lion swimming mindless laps during our two recent visits to the Aquarium. He used to be the clown, the funny fellow with the clear eyes, still featured in ‘Attractions Niagara.’

Now his body is scarred and itchy with patches of missing fur. Every time he passes he rubs his head hard against the side, trying to scratch himself over and over. His eyes are squeezed so tightly shut it looks like he doesn’t have any. For all intents and purposes, he doesn’t.”

This is a nightmare.

Phil Demers writes in his most recent update…

"Premier McGuinty still says he’s going to wait until the Ontario SPCA investigation of Marineland is finished, even though we made it perfectly clear that no matter what the OSPCA finds - animals in zoos and aquariums across Ontario are still not protected. Currently, anyone in Ontario can start a zoo or aquarium without a license, training or expertise, and there’s no oversight or inspections. Worst of all there are no ways to shut down bad zoos or aquariums.

We want a commitment that no matter what the OSPCA says Premier McGuinty will close these huge legal loopholes and will protect the Marineland animals and all other captive animals in Ontario with strong laws now.”


Please, sign the petition


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
05.09.12 - 118 notes - via - reblog

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
27.08.12 - 118 notes - via - reblog

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
23.08.12 - 118 notes - via - reblog

farrahtales:

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
23.08.12 - 118 notes - reblog

Ontario has no laws controlling aquariums and zoos, or protecting the animals inside. Without those laws no one will be able to save the animals of Marineland.

I’ve seen animals living in filthy water, blind seals, and dolphins with their skin falling off. After 12 years as Marineland’s top trainer, I had to quit my job so I could speak out and save these animals from the extreme neglect I witnessed at Marineland. Shortly after I left, this continued with the death of a baby beluga forced into a tank she didn’t belong in.

But there is one barrier to saving these animals. There are no laws controlling zoos or aquariums in Ontario. The SPCA is welcome to investigate, but without these laws no one can do anything to stop this neglect. 

That’s why I started a petition on Change.org demanding Premier Dalton McGuinty establish a law protecting animals at aquariums and zoos.

This isn’t the first time animal neglect has been exposed at Marineland. Many trainers have quit before me. After each scandal, groups have called for the Government to act, but no progress is ever made. This time, however, the public outrage is louder than ever, and since Premier McGuinty only has a minority government he is much more likely to act.

Click here to join me in saving Marineland’s animals once and for all.

For the animals,

Phil Demers, ex Marineland trainer


Save Marineland's Animals!!!!! SIGN THE PETITION ►
18.07.12 - 16 notes - reblog

Hard Candy
- available at Wal Mart
- offers some vegan products

Bonne Bell
- claims to be “vegan” due to ingredients that are animal byproducts (like beeswax) being “humanely sourced,” however by definition that is still not vegan
- and some of their products contain carmine
- either way they do not test on animals and are available at most drugstores and big retail stores

Physicians Formula
- this company offers some vegan products, however some of their products contain beeswax and/or carmine
- and the brushes from their mineral wear line contain animal hair
- they do not test on animals are are available at most drugstores and big retail stores

Wet N Wild
- offers vegan and non-vegan products, list can be found here
- no animal testing and can be found at most drugstores and big retail stores

Soap & Glory
- not vegan, but no animal testing!
- available at drugstores

(feel free to add to this!) 

drugstore cosmetics brands that DO NOT test on animals
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The markets for seal products are disappearing. There are now seal product restrictions around the world, and the value of seal pelts has dropped dramatically — from over $100 per pelt in 2006 to just $18 now.

However, the Canadian Government continues to subsidize the sealing industry with taxpayer money. They are planning to fight the EU’s seal product ban in the WTO and, most baffling, they have set the annual seal hunt quote at 400,000 seals.

The Canadian Government isn’t getting the message: the world doesn’t want Canada’s dead seals!

Let’s make it clear to the Canadian Government that it’s time to make the seal hunt history.

Please sign this petition to urge the Canadian Government to end the seal hunt now.

Canada’s commercial seal hunt has reached a crucial moment.
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zombiemovies:

Alberta will reinstate funding for gender reassignment surgeries June 15, more than two years after delisting the operation as a cost-saving measure.

The policy change will mean up to 25 people per year can have the surgery for a total annual cost of about $1-million.

Health Minister Fred Horne said the government is reinstating the policy because it’s simply the right thing to do.

“Alberta is a very progressive province and policy needs to catch up to where Albertans are,” Horne said Thursday from Calgary. “I think this reflects a decision of a government that is very much in tune with Albertans and their views.”

SO PLEASED!


Alberta reinstates funding for gender reassignment after delisting surgery in 2009! ►
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Jack Layton

August 20, 2011

In his final letter to Canadians

(via juicy-r)

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Check out this promo for Babylon Smith, the illustrated novel Mutagenic Studios is working on (remember these?).

They’re trying to raise funds on Indiegogo, contributions starting at $5. The next contribution up of $25 gets you a Digital PDF copy of the book. ~~~and yours truly is in it~~*~*~*~~*

as are big guns.

It would be awesome if you guys could at least spread the word if anything. Tweet it, share it, whatever—because we really want this novel to happen. And the dudes at Mutagenic are much too awesome for this not to happen.