happy oceans


August 2015

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan is a must read for every human being. It is a true story and is about a gorilla named Ivan living in a shopping mall with 2015-08-31 15.29.33other animals.

Then one day a baby elephant named Ruby comes to live at the shopping mall and everything changes. Ruby shows Ivan that Ivan lives in a home that no one would want to live in – a cage.

This book shows people what animals really think and feel about being taken away from their family. It is an award winning book and if everyone read it then they would learn how wrong animal captivity really is.



Tilikum’s Nightmare at SeaWorld

This is Tilikum who has the most horrible home in the world— SeaWorld. His nickname at SeaWorld is Tilly. Tilikum is the largest orca in captivity, weighing 12,500 pounds and measuring over 22 feet in length. Tilikum was captured near Iceland in 1983, over 30 years ago. When he was 2 years old, he was approximately 13 feet long, and this is when he was torn away from his family and ocean home.

Tilikum is the largest killer whale in captivity and he has been at SeaWorld for 32 years now. For the past 13 years, Tilikum has been alone in a tank and not allowed to be in any shows. The shows stink anyway and being alone all day is worse. SeaWorld should release him!!!! !!!!

It has been said that Tilikum is “the loneliest whale in the world”. You can see how lonely and depressed he is simply by looking at his Dorsal Fin. It is flopped over and this is not normal or natural for any Blackfish.

In 2010, at SeaWorld Tilikum dragged his trainer down to the bottom of his tank. The trainer was unfortunately killed. I think Tilikum killed the trainer because he was stressed out in being in a really, really tiny tank. The tank is only 40 feet deep and Tilly and no room to swim and gets sunburned daily because he is not deep enough in the water.

SeaWorld keeps Tilikum isolated away from shows and trainers because they are afraid he will hurt someone else. He only killed the trainers because he was stressed out being in such a small and tiny tank for a long time.

His home is in the Happy Oceans!

To help Tilikum DO NOT GO TO SEAWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What Is Captivity?

Captivity is when you take an animal and put it in a tank or cage for a long period of time. In that time the animal may be forced to do do shows for people. If the animal is not preforming shows it is sitting in a tank or cage while people look at it.

At a circus the animals there have to do shows everyday. Before the shows the animal is taught tricks and if the animal does not do the tricks right it gets hit with a stick or the animal does not get a reward.

In a zoo the animals there sit in a cage while people look at it and in an Aquarium the animals do shows or sit in a tank while people look at it.

Lots of animals are in captivity and that’s not right. Its not right because the animal is taken from his/her family and because the place where the animal is taken to is not his/her natural habitat

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