Monday, September 19, 2011

Something to think about...

Something that came to mind a few days ago. The top half of this piece wasn't really serving my point so I cropped it.

Imagine the kinds of fairy tales we will be reading to our children one day... Would Ariel still be able to rescue Eric from drowning if she couldn't see him through the pollution filled waters?

Would Marlin ever have met the sharks in Finding Nemo? Not likely if all the sharks in our oceans are killed for their fins and turned into soup...

Just something I think we should all think about.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tiqa (June 10, 2008 - Sept 16, 2011)

Three year old Tiqa the beluga passed away yesterday morning at the Vancouver Aquarium.

I was really sad to hear the news... Poor little girl.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Free Morgan

Just because you saved her life, doesn't mean you own it!

I have recently become aware of a situation in the Netherlands that started over a year ago about an Orca named Morgan. If you are not aware of what has been happening, here are some very important links that I highly recommend you check out:

Let me summarize as best as I can based off of what I have read and heard…

Near death, Morgan was rescued off the coast of the Netherlands. It was originally said that she would be rehabilitated and then released back into the wild. She is being kept in a tiny tank and taught behaviors that are inappropriate if she is ever to be released back into the wild. This poor little Orca may very well end up a slave to SeaWorld’s entertainment and breeding needs.

Humans are known for our need to control the things we create, help, donate to and so on. We can’t even control this urge to control among ourselves, family members, our pets and other humans! How can we possibly understand that Morgan doesn’t owe us anything? We, as the dominant species on this planet, have a responsibility her and all the creatures we share this world with.

I would like to think that we evolved into the “intelligent” beings that we are to become the protectors of our world, not the destroyers of it…

Also! If you have not already signed the latest Free Morgan petition, please do so! Every signature makes a difference! Thank-you!

Help Morgan Live Free Petition

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mermaid Sighting at Third Beach

What a wonderful day at the beach! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to say hi, it was great meeting you all!

This is my first outing in my newest tail and it was a big success! I seem to have ironed out (all you tail makers who paint fabric have a good laugh ha ha!!) issues I was having with weight and air pockets!

A big thanks to my ever supportive Mum over at Pearson Report for being so awesome and helping me with the photos and video footage! You're the best!