14 7 / 2014

youresuchatwat:

Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%.  The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%.  The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen.  The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?

Despite a year of SeaWorld’s costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives.  Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous.  After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have been impacted the most by the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.

SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.

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(via batemanbatman)

04 6 / 2014

come-aboard-the-serenity:

Dean’s first and last words of every season. 

(via malwinchester)

27 4 / 2014

“I need to feel like I’m doing some kind of good. It sounds cheesy, I know, but I feel like I have a really big guilt complex and that if I’m not doing any kind of good then there’s no real reason for being. I believe that doing movies like this is positive because they can inspire and be entertaining.”

(Source: chrilake, via prior-eaton)

25 4 / 2014

sebastianstanlove:

Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s a ghost, you’ll never find him…

25 4 / 2014

(Source: kenzihale, via awbuckyno)

25 4 / 2014

He’s not the kind you save. He’s the kind you stop.

(Source: robert-downey-junior)

25 4 / 2014

harpistin221bwinchesteralley:

Steve: “Hey, Bucky, can you give me a hand, here?”

Bucky: 

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25 4 / 2014

mishasminions:

"But I knew him"

25 4 / 2014

25 4 / 2014

Yes, all men must die, but we are not men.

(Source: lord-snow, via starksnow)