Sunday, 7 March 2010

Shut Down all Seaworlds and aquariums across the world

A couple of days ago i watched a film about Luna the orca and well words can not describe what i thought when i viewed this film ,but i just had to do something to put an end to the way all orcas are treated


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To:  The National Marine Fisheries Service
We, the undersigned, are concerned about the fast decline of the orca population living in the Pacific Northwest waters. We are people who deeply love orcas and want them protected by all means possible. We do not want them to disappear because of pollution of any kind. Polychlorinated Biphenyls, or PCBs, have been found in large amounts in the orcas’ bodies. Most likely it is PCBs that are killing these magnificent creatures. It affects their immune systems as well as their reproductive systems. We would like to see the orcas on the endangered species list so that they can receive the best protection possible. Canada has already declared orcas endangered, so why can’t the United States declare them endangered, too? The Southern resident orca population had declined 20% since 1996. Scientists have found that toxic pollution, habitat degradation and stresses from an increasing amount of vessel traffic are all implicated. If the Endangered Species Act is used, then the orcas might have a good chance at recovering. Nearly every species granted ESA protection has been saved from extinction. These animals are one of a kind. They are the top predators of the seas. When a species dies out, the whole chain in that ecosystem is broken. What would happen if the orcas die out in the Pacific Northwest? We, the undersigned, don’t want to find out.
Sincerely,
The Undersigned
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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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