A GoFundMe account has been set up in Lolita’s honor to help her get released and rehabilitated from the whale-bowl at Miami SeaQuarium.
Created by Robin Jewel just today, the account has already raised $100 of its $10,000 goal. Quoted from the page, Robin states,
"This event will be the largest in the history of the United States for a captive Cetacean. Tokitae or better known as Lolita who has been a prisoner for 44 years, a slave for human entertainment in Miami Seaquarium, Miami, Fl. Lolita has been fought for since she was captured in a brutal seige on her family in 1970 in the Puget Sound of Washington State (see video). Her mother still alive, her family endangered, she still speaks the dialect exclusive to her Pod. Remarkably she is in good health, but the clock is ticking, Orca’s only live at the most 30 to 40 years in captivity. This is a non-human person who has consciousness of thought, who still wants her mother, who remembers the capture where family members were killed and weighted down and thrown back into the North Pacific Ocean. Lolita knows she is a captive and she must do tricks 3 times a day in order to get fed dead fish to survive. This march and protest is to demand her freedom, she has a full plan to re-enter her back into a seapen in the Puget sound where her family resides and she will be re-taught to feed herself as well as recieve the best of care until she is ready to be with her family. She has earned her freedom.
We will have over a thousand participants at this March, we are in need of funds to help with transportation throughout the country, for permits, to rent a park across from the seaquarium for our speakers and entertainers, as well as advertising expenses, also miscellaneous expenses such as stage setup and area for children, we want to shut down the seaquarium for the day and show people they have alternatives to entertainment. The event is January 17th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.. Any and all donations are very appreciated and be put to Freeing Lolita, any overage will be donated to the Orca Network. Thank you for your help to FREE LOLITA.”
Visit her page at GoFundMe.com/freelolita
why the fuck would straight ally’s get scholarships meant for LGBTQ students
are you fucking kidding me………
The reasoning I was given is mostly to make sure that receiving a scholarship doesn’t force someone to come out in an unsafe situation.
So I’m taking Interpersonal Relations and my teacher won’t let me use “they” as a gender neutral singular pronoun. She says it’s grammatically incorrect.
Let me repeat MY CLASS ABOUT HOW TO BETTER WORK WITH AND UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WON’T LET ME USE NON-BINARY LANGUAGE!!!
I tried talking to my instructor and approaching it from a gender studies perspective. She’s lowering my grade for this, and it’s totally just a display if dominance and superiority.
Remus treating Sirius as a dog is one of my favourite things.
Remus being sharp is one of my favourite things.
Remus not being dead is also one of my favourite things.
But mostly Remus not being dead
just literally cannot with these judges. brb barfing (x)
From Kurt Cobain to You: A Very important message for the young boys and men out there in the world.
"Remember that your older brothers, cousins, uncles and your fathers are not your role models. This means you do not do what they do, you do not do what they say. They come from a time when their role models told their sons to be mean to girls, to think of yourself as better and stronger and smarter than them. They also taught things like: You will grow up strong if you act tough and fight the boys who are known as nerds and geeks."
Kurt Cobain was such a fucking great person. Fuck heroin
I really want to read his journal
The Wallet Ninja
It seems like the only thing you can’t do with this little helper.. is paying
BUT aside from this it offers so much more functionality than a credit card. It has the same size as a credit card, so you can easily put it in your wallet. There’s six Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard & metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, and eyeglasses, Philips and flathead screwdrivers. It’s made from 4x heat treated steel, and comes with a lifetime guarantee to never rust, bend, dull, or fold up.
"According to the FBI, there have been 129 confirmed white Christian terrorists in the last 20 years. That includes Timothy McVae, the uni-bomber, the Atlanta Olympics bomber and dozens of family planning centers and abortion clinics. Muslims? 19. Which would make white people the most likely demographic to commit a terrorist attack. So watch your mouth before you call me a terrorist or I’ll knock your fucking teeth out."
-my intelligent facebook friend
If children of color have to be aware of the realities of racism, white children should too.
I’m tired of hearing that white children are too young to understand the consequence of their words or actions when for nonwhite kids they live with the impact of racism every day
Sean Lock tells it like it is and quite frankly I couldn’t agree more
So the idea is this:
- You like/reblog this post (reblogs preferable so as many people as possible can see it!).
- The deadline for reblogging is 1st November 2014, at midnight.
- I’ll choose a name/url for you and will send you this in a message before 22nd November - make sure you have your asks turned on so that you can receive them!
- You send nice anonymous messages to this person throughout December.
- You receive nice anonymous messages from your Secret Santa throughout December.
- On Christmas Day you can reveal who you are, if you so wish.
Christmas can be a difficult time, with food and family and the general stress of everything, so I thought this might be a nice little project for us. There’s no pressure to follow me. It’d be lovely if you do since I’ll be putting quite a lot of time and effort into this project but there is honestly no pressure. I don’t know if this has been done before. It probably has but I don’t think that there is a limit on sending/receiving nice messages!
and will you still be saying “i want it!” when somebody gets killed again, or maimed. because you know it will happen, there’s no way of preventing it short of getting out of the water entirely.
And here we have a prime example of the pro cap mentality.
"But I WANT waterworks!" They scream as trainers die and intelligent animals are deprived of their most basic freedoms in the name of entertaining said selfish pro caps.
My toddler wants to stand on my dog all the time too. Doesn’t mean we just let him.
You are fucking adults, these are sentient animals. They aren’t a toy.