TapitsGal wrote:Reading the comments on facebook under the bloodhorse article about chrome shuttling, I thought most of the people who actually follow bloodhorse know at least something about or are involved in horses in some way....sheesh one lady "Had I known they were going to send Chrome to Chile for the summer I never would have signed a contract to send my mare to him"....seriously??? You're going to let something like a horse shipping dictate who you breed your mare to? I wouldn't even consider that as a factor when booking my mare... heaven forbid if Chrome were to turn out to be a dud in the USA and was bought by foreign connections to stand down there permanently
stark wrote:Really seems to be a case of OCD. Why the fascination in seeking out "crazy" "ignorant" "stupid" postings and re-posting them here?
Makes me kinda wonder who's who?
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I differentiate between 'aquariums' (like Monterey Bay's) and Sea World.
I believe the abuses by Sea World have been well-documented, and not merely by PETA.
The world has changed, and we no longer think it's OK to put lions and tigers in little steel cages, restrain calves in 'veal' crates, put laying hens in cages so small they can't turn around, or condone puppy mills with neglected dogs crammed into tiny wire cages.
Cetaceans are intelligent, social animals for whom the whole OCEAN is their natural habitat. Putting them in glorified concrete swimming pools is kind of like putting us in an 8X12 cell with no windows.
And then there's the drugging; the forced AI pregnancies, sometimes of females that are too young; the repeated pregnancies spaced too close for health; the forced separation of calves from their mothers, much earlier than they would have in the wild; and the entertainment-motivated tricks taught to make money for the parks.
The American Sea Worlds are supposed to stop the breeding and also stop having the orcas perform tricks but, everywhere else in the world, life for captured cetaceans is pretty awful. And even if Sea World stops perpetrating the breeding and circus shows, that still doesn't solve the issue of large, far-ranging, social animals locked into concrete pools far too small for them.
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