Southwest Airlines: Stop Promoting SeaWorld Animal Cruelty
If you've seen the film Blackfish, you already know that SeaWorld has a long history of abusing animals and covering up injuries sustained by trainers. Southwest Airlines has been a cheerleader for this cruelty by partnering with SeaWorld for 25 years -- offering deals on flights and promotions to customers who attend SeaWorld. Now that SeaWorld's inhumane practices are in the spotlight, I'm asking the airline to stop partnering with SeaWorld immediately.There are so many problems including abuse of Tilikum, the main breeding male orca, who was caught in the wild when he was just 2 years old and has since been stressed out, isolated, and pushed to the point of eventually killing a trainer. Orcas in captivity live miserable lives which are much shorter than those in the wild. Nakai, an orca at SeaWorld in San Diego had "a dinner plate-sized chunk" injury that many believe came from an attack from another orca at the facility. Another example is that orcas at SeaWorld have collapsed dorsal fins which does not happen in the wild where they belong. It's a sign of being physically and mentally unhealthy. In all, The Orca Project reports that "37 orcas have died in captivity at SeaWorld's 3 parks."The New York Times describes some of the footage from Blackfish as: "bleeding whales, flanks raked by the teeth of their fellow captives; a trainer crushed between two gigantic beasts with only his wet suit holding him together; another trainer dragged repeatedly to the bottom of a pool until he manages to escape."On top of all this, SeaWorld is currently waging a battle to bring wild caught beluga whales into the US from Russia even though the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) denied the permit due to concerns of the animals' welfare. More than a dozen belugas have already prematurely died in SeaWorld's 'care' but they still want to capture more wild animals. The shameful list of SeaWorld's unethical treatment of animals can go on and on.I have flown on Southwest as recently as this year and was even considering getting one of those Southwest Airlines mileage credit cards, but no more -- Southwest needs to understand that they are promoting animal cruelty seen in Blackfish if they continue to partner with SeaWorld as they have done for the last 25 years. They do promotional deals, sent out joint-press releases patting each other on the back, and are working hand in hand to profit from the misery of animals exploited for SeaWorld.Tilikum and the other animals at SeaWorld deserve better, and that will start to happen when SeaWorld feels wide public action. We have the awareness, now let's get active!Southwest Airlines has a choice. Will it support the animal cruelty at SeaWorld or make a compassionate choice to end this partnership of cruelty?Please sign my petition.
Snooki From Jersey Shore Is Selling Real Fur Eyelashes!
Snooki from Jersey Shore has done some outrageous things in her life, and she's got a lot of success to show for being a quirky, interesting woman. This time, though, she has gone over the top in her online store which is selling real "Mink Fur Eyelashes! Uh, Gross. Why put a DEAD animals' fur on your face? Come on Snooki, I know you love animals. Do you really want to make money off dead animals' fur being sold as eyelashes? Animals in the fur industry live miserable short lives. Often they are kept in tiny over crowded cages and all weather conditions. When it comes time for them to be killed for their fur they are drowned, strangled anally or vaginally electrocuted or have their necks broken. All while still fully conscious! Please tell Snooki that she can do all the crazy stuff she wants, but it crosses the line when she is making money from dead animals sold as eyelashes. Tell Snooki to stop selling real fur eyelashes! I really need your help to win this campaign for animals.
Stop using real fur in your 'Foxy Bikinis'
Real Housewives of New York's Cindy Barshop is using real fox fur at her Completely Bare body waxing salon. She is covering women's vagina's with dead animals! Am I crazy or is that SO WRONG? REAL WOMEN USE FAKE FUR! News story: http://gawker.com/5876920/nightmare-vagina-trend-luxury-merkins-made-of-fur Each year millions of animals, including dogs and cats, are brutally murdered for their fur. Animals on fur farms spend their entire lives in tiny cages with no room to even turn around. Animals trapped in the wild often spend hours or days exposed to the elements only to be killed by trappers. These animals short lives end when they are either anally electrocuted, suffocated, gases or poisoned. Animals should not be brutally killed for the use of their fur.