So thankful for this organization. #HSUS#repost@humanesociety via @imposter4animals ...
Rusted, old cages covered in cobwebs lined a dark room in the debilitating Mississippi heat. An odor so bad that it would stop you cold in your tracks. That’s where Alex was found. ⠀
He was one of the 80+ animals we rescued from severe neglect in an alleged cruelty situation in Mississippi last week. ⠀
Your help makes these life-saving rescues possible. Please consider donating to support the organization’s efforts in this and other animal rescues, so animals like Alex no longer have to suffer. ⠀
Such an incredible video of a magnificent #bluewhale#repost@paulnicklen via @imposter4animals ... In a lifetime beneath the waves, there have been a handful of moments that are truly indescribable. Perhaps the most memorable was when an 80 foot-long blue whale approached me off the coast of the Azores while on assignment for @Sea_Legacy. The encounter left me feeling humbled and with a deep sense of gratitude. Now, when I contrast that feeling and experience with the emotion I felt after finding out that Iceland just illegally killed a blue whale off the coast, I am driven to act. Blue whales were abundant until the beginning of the twentieth century when they were hunted to near extinction by whalers. Since 1966, under the protection of the international community, their numbers have slowly risen, but they are still endangered. This unsanctioned kill was part of the 2018 slaughter of 191 fin whales, also endangered, which has been approved by the Icelandic government. I'm enraged to think that these hunters might have butchered the very same blue whale that graced me with a quick glimpse of its majestic fluke in the Azores. We are launching a major campaign to shut down this archaic, barbaric and pointless slaughter. Very soon, I will be reaching out to you with a call to action; I hope you will lend me your voice! #StopIcelandWhaling
This photographic work was performed under the authorization n.0 XX-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018.
Absolutely horrific. These heartless scumbags killed a rare blue whale #repost@racingextinction
More devastating news from @hardtoportorg. Have you contacted the Icelandic government to #StopIcelandWhaling yet? Go to link in @bluespherefoundation’s bio to find out how.
"Was No.22 a “Blue”?
Hard To Port’s observation and documentation work has revealed that the 22nd whale landed at Iceland’s whaling station was not a fin whale. We are currently working together with fellow marine conservation organisations and international experts to determine whether #22 was a juvenile male blue whale or fin/blue hybrid.
Whale #22 (documented by us on July 7th midnight / July 8th early morning) shows features of a blue whale (darker belly, all black baleen, bluish colour). Hard To Port also noticed the critical examination by Kristján Loftsson and his staff of this particular animal.
Requests have been sent to the responsible authorities in Iceland.
If our assumption proves to be true, we will make sure this will have some serious consequences for Kristján Loftsson and his company. #whalerwatching#iceland#stopwhaling#bluewhale#hybrid#conservation#endangeredspecies#documentation"