because you’re a lannister: probably the contents of tywin’s ipod.
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While SeaWorld may be celebrating its 50th anniversary, it may not have many more birthday shows to come.
After the Blackfish documentary was released in January last year it has created a phenomenal wave of disgust in SeaWorld’s direction.
SeaWorld suffered a whopping $15.9 million loss, and also had to disable commenting on many of their Facebook pages and their YouTube account due to the amount of protest they received from the public. But that won’t silence the world - the blows at SeaWorld are still continuing, and are rising to a whole new level.
Senator Greg Ball proposed legislation in New York that ban keeping orca in captivity - and it has passed in the state’s Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation this week. Senate Bill 6613 would ban “the possession and harbouring of killer whales in New York State aquariums and sea parks” (Sen. Greg Bill).
Also, earlier this month (7th March 2014) assemblyman Richard Bloom introduced the Orca Welfare and Safety Act in the state of California. Bill AB 2140 would ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment purposes, captive orca breeding, and it would also put an end to the importation and deportation of orca into, and out of the state. The “Blackfish Bill”, as it’s also known, has already gained over 1 million signatures and is looking very promising due to its tremendous support.
Is this the beginning of the end for SeaWorld’s orca and dolphin performances? Let us hope so!
If you would like to learn more about Blackfish V SeaWorld don’t hesitate to contact us here at Turn Tides.
Update (28th March 2014): We have changed some of the information above to stress the closure of the orca shows and not SeaWorld as a whole. We are aware that SeaWorld makes a few rescue and conservation contributions also, but the focus of this article is on the freedom of the orcas and, hopefully in the future, the dolphins.
Ares, also known by the Romans as Mars, is the Greek God of war and masculinity. He is often depicted as cruel, bloodthirsty, and oddly enough, a coward.
Ares is the God of blood lust in battle, constantly at odds with the more respected Athena, who is also a God of war. Where Ares represented brute strength, Athena represented strategy.
Ares was never widely worshiped by the Greeks and had very few devout followers. He was detested by humans and Gods alike.
At Sparta, where there was an ancient statue, representing the god in chains, to indicate that the martial spirit and victory were never to leave the city of Sparta. At Sparta human sacrifices were offered to Ares. The temples of this god were usually built outside the towns, probably to suggest the idea that he was to prevent enemies from approaching them.
Ares had many children. Most notably Eros (Cupid), Nike (Victory), Phobos (Panic), Deimos (Fear), and several other divine offspring.
His most notable love affair was that with Aphrodite. From their joining came Anteros, Deimos, Eros, Harmonia, and Phobos. They continued their affair until Aphrodite’s husband Hephaestus, a God of smithing and metal working, caught them in a clever trap and exposed their adulterous affair to the rest of the Gods.
His sister Eris called forth war, Zeus directed its course, but Ares loved war for its own sake, and delights in the carnage and roar of battles, in the slaughter of men, and the destruction of cities.
He is usually depicted as a seasoned warrior in full armour or as an attractive nude youth with a helm and spear. The only constant is that he is not a force to be trifled with. He is protective of his children (See: The murder of Hallirhothios) and detested by even his own parents.
(Disclaimer: I do not own the photos above, all rights to original owners. All information in this post can be sourced if needed. I do not claim to be an expert in Greek mythology. If you find something wrong please tell me.)