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POLL: Should Whales and Dolphins Be Kept in Captivity for Our Entertainment? Please VOTE and Sign the PETITION.


Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, conservation, environment, wildanimals, wildlife, cruelty )

Ken
- 566 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
A documentary examining the treatment of killer whales in captivity claims that the giant mammals that have delighted generations of children are being deeply traumatised by their conditions.The movie, which is called Blackfish and will be released in ...



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Carrie B. (306)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:50 pm
Voted NO and signed petition. Thanks Ken.
 

AniMae Chi (452)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 10:51 pm
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

No (100%, 2 Votes)
Yes (0%, 0 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2


Free Lolita, the Captive Orca Whale
AniMaeChi,
you took action on July 22, 2013
 

Elisa F. (235)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:00 pm
Noted & Voted-NO!!!!!!! Thanks, Ken.
 

Natasha Salgado (615)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:34 pm
No it's criminal-and 6 for 6 votes rational thinkers so far. Thx Ken
 

Mary T. (333)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:19 am
No (100%, 9 Votes)
Yes (0%, 0 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)

Voted - thank you Ken
 

Danuta Watola (1244)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:27 am
Noted
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:37 am
Voted & results:
No (90%, 28 Votes)
Yes (10%, 3 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 31

Petition signed on July 22, 2013
> we've got 1,796 signatures, help us get to 5,000

& Thank you Ken
 

Autumn Away S. (151)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:47 am
Voted NO !!!!!
AUTUMN,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON SEPTEMBER 01, 2013
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:11 am
Noted.
Voted "no" to the poll.
Already signed the petition on October 1.
1,801 signatures.
Goal : 5,000 signatures.
Thanks for sharing !
 

Kay F. (555)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 11:50 am
NEVER!

No (93%, 99 Votes)
Yes (7%, 8 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)
Thanks Ken.
 

Frances Darcy (227)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:04 pm
never NO 93%
 

Tania Ste-croix (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:17 pm
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Carolyn P. (98)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:19 pm
No No NO! S&N
 

Ludger W. (71)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:28 pm
done
 

Christeen Anderson (615)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:36 pm
N, V & S
 

Connie B. (20)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:37 pm
voted NO! signed also the petition! thank you!
 

Stardust Noel (47)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:39 pm
Voted, signed, & passed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:13 pm
No.
Thanks Ken.
 

Ruth S. (300)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:20 pm
Absolutely NO!!

No (95%, 150 Votes)
Yes (5%, 8 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)
 

norma laborie (33)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:23 pm
voted and signed
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:32 pm
There is no need for these magnificent animals to be in captivity. If we need to see them, then we should take a whale tour. If we see them on the tour it is because they wanted us to see them not that they were forced to perform. They were meant to be free, not our slaves.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:33 pm
Also signed as well.
 

Richard S. (208)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:37 pm
vote currently is 163-8.
 

Lois Jordan (59)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:39 pm
Voted "No"...164 "no" votes, 95%. Noted. Signed petition. Thank you, Ken.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:52 pm
I don't have a problem with animals that cannot survive in the wild being in captivity as long as they are well cared for. But we should not steal healthy animals from the wild and then pretend we are "saving" the species!
 

Dori C. (17)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:57 pm
signed.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:59 pm
Signed.
 

Muriel Servaege (55)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:01 pm
Voted 'No' and signed the :petition. Thank you, Ken.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:02 pm
Voted no, had already signed the petition. Will be watching "Blackfish" later this month.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:16 pm
Signed petition. No animal should be kept in captivity for human entertainment.
 

Elizabeth McGowan (27)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:25 pm
VOTED NO!!!!!.... already signed thanks
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:42 pm
signed, voted. As for the yes voters....why not volunteer to be locked in one of the old fashioned glass phone booths for the rest of your lives to the entertainment of an alien species? Maybe you would reconsider your stance on this issue. Oh yeah, being confined to the area you are living in, you will be constantly moving about in your own waste products....quite similar to what these mammals have to do everyday. No use holding your breath either.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:54 pm
Noted and signed. TY Ken
 

Laetitia schartner (171)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:14 pm
NO of course, I'm wondering what kind of idiots voted yes..
voted and noted, thanks!
 

valda p. (13)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:21 pm
Signed -the only way to stop this cruelty is -don't attend the shows -no audience -no money -no show--freedom for the orca's.
 

Kate Kenner (214)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:26 pm
Well, that was an easy one. Of course I vehemently voted NO.
 

Kate Kenner (214)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:27 pm
And signed the petition.
 

Carlene V. (198)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:55 pm
I voted no of course but what likelihood is there of these places shutting down? The cities that allow them make money on tickets sold and property taxes, etc. The venues themselves make money off people without compassion to even care what is happening, they just want to be entertained. And I simply HATE hearing how they'd die in the wild if they weren't in captivity. Let your city leaders know how you feel, don't vote them into office either of they don't see the error or their ways. Agree with valda p. completely, help to close each and every one of these places down.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:00 pm
Alas, I have but one vote to give for my conscience...

The only circumstance I can ever see for a whale or dolphin--or any animal, for that matter--to be kept away from its natural habitat is as a *temporary* measure because that animal is sick or injured, and we as humans are showing compassion and using our skills in veterinary medicine. After which point said animal would be returned to the wild as soon as possible, and not kept as a caged freak show for people to gawk at endlessly.

Unfortunately, healing an animal once makes far less money than does running a zoo, where the same unfortunate animal can be used and reused for human greed day in and out. That's human nature for you.
 

susan a. (19)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:07 pm
Of course NO.....it's a no brainer! Man just has to play God with animals doesn't he? They are either fenced in ,or bred for parts,or exterminated,or made to perform,oh and abused on and on it goes ,he seems to believe it's his right.. .....I'm damned furious,and that's being polite,and my heart breaks with every petition i sign....i want to go and kill all the little gods
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:15 pm
Voted no and signed.
 

Yvette S. (35)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:17 pm
NO! NO!! NO!!! N&S
 

Vicky P. (473)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:42 pm
voted no, and a/s, noted
 

Romila Lal (9)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:40 pm
Signed.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:15 pm
Signed
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:19 pm
Voted & signed
 

Suzanne L. (131)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:37 pm
Voted no
#1,876 on petition for Lolita.
Thanks Ken.
 

Dianne D. (471)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:46 pm
Voted No and signed petition. Who in their right mind would imprison animals for our entertainment.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:09 pm
𝕹𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉 𝕹𝕺 ....𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕶𝖊𝖓!
 

Dwain La'Brooy (331)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:47 pm
NO!!!

No (97%, 270 Votes)
Yes (3%, 9 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 279
 

Rosemary Rannes (643)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 11:48 pm
ABSOLUTELY NO TO THE CAPTIVITY OF DOLPHINS AND WHALES FOR ENTERTAINMENT !

No (97%, 279 Votes)
Yes (3%, 9 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 288

More signatures needed - posted to Twitter
Signed petition for Lolita on November 3rd.

Thanks so much Ken.
 

Leslene Dunn (75)
Monday November 4, 2013, 12:00 am
Noted and voted - how on earth can such a question even be put to us - a huge NO!!!!!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:00 am
Voted no and signed the petition.
 

. (4)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:03 am
Notée, votée, partagée, pétition signée
 

janet f. (29)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:49 am
Voted.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (583)
Monday November 4, 2013, 4:48 am
N&S and NO!
 

Winn Adams (213)
Monday November 4, 2013, 7:37 am
Voted NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 

Lisa Neste (733)
Monday November 4, 2013, 12:06 pm
Voted no & signed petition, thanks for posting!
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:27 pm
Should whales and dolphins be kept in captivity for our amusement?

No (98%, 413 Votes)
Yes (2%, 10 Votes)
Don't Know (0%, 0 Votes)

I CAN'T BELIEVE, THAT THERE ARE TEN YES'S !!!
WHO ARE THEY ?
THEY NEED THEIR HEADS READ !!!

ALL WHALES, (INC. DOLPHINS) SHOULD BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD,
IMMEDIATELY !!!

WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO ABUSE, ANOTHER LIVING BEING, LIKE THIS !!!

SOOO MANY MORONIC HUMANS AROUND THESE DAYS !!!

BAD EYES=BIG TYPE, SORI



 

Sheila D. (26)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:17 pm
This should be obvious: NO. Apparently it's not, as I see some people voted yes or didn't know. Wonder what they do in their spare time?
 

Karen Chestney (112)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:45 am
OK...I voted....They should be FREE.
 

Melania Padilla (193)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:30 am
Voted NO of course
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:42 am
Voted NO, thank you Ken. Also signed Free Lolita, the captive Orca Whale.
 

Debbie Crowe (83)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 3:49 pm
Voted 'NO" and signed petition.

Lolita needs to be with her family for however many remaining years she has left...
 

Diane L. (110)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 12:21 am
There is a lot of controversy about "Blackfish" and not just FROM SeaWorld. I truly believe that few of us were as aware of these magnificent animals until one was captured and exhibited in such a place. If we never had captive Orcas, nor captive dolphins, we probably would not know anywhere near as much about them as we now do and therefore, most would just consider them to be aggressive killers.

I believe that even more needs to be known and understood about their emotional NEEDS, and we should not continue to exploit them in the same ways, as obviously that has resulted in human death and animals which are stressed. We need to adjust their captive environment, treat them more as if they were still free and make progress, which hopefully will lead to them thriving in the wild, vs. becoming more and more threatened.
 

Diane L. (110)
Sunday April 6, 2014, 12:22 am
Oh, in addition...............such research is expensive, so exhibiting these animals for human enjoyment and entertainment supplies the funding which can then be used for said research. I see nothing wrong in doing that, providing the animals needs are better addressed than they now are.
 
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