Safe indeed by land to journey,But the way is rough and trying,Long the road and full of turnings;Lovely is the ship on ocean,Beautiful to ride the billows,Journey easy o’er the waters,Sailing in a trusty vessel;Should the West-wind cross our pathway,Will the South-wind drive us northward… The Kalevala, Rune XXXIX If you are a regular here […]
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Yesterday, August 8th, was the 44th anniversary of the Penn Cove Capture. In this sickening, inhumane event, a large group of wild orcas was chased into a cove near Whidbey Island, Washington with speedboats and explosives. Seven were taken into captivity and five died during the roundup, including a mother trying to rescue her calf. No […]
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Well done everyone! The Seattle Times just reported that one of Washington State’s new 144-car ferries will be named the Tokitae! http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/11/new-ferry-names-decided-samish-and-tokitae/ For those who don’t know Tokitae, she is an orca who was captured as a baby in 1970 off of Whidbey Island and is the second oldest orca in captivity. She has been […]
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Animal lovers and other people of compassion, we have a very narrow window of time to contact the Washington State Transportation Commission in support of the proposal to name a new ferry Tokitae. Tokitae is a beloved orca captured as a baby near Whidbey Island in 1970 who’s been stuck in a substandard-size tank in […]
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