Recent deaths of Lulu and Indigo, also known as whales L53 and L100 from the Southern Resident Killer Whale Pod, could prove to be bad news for activists.
On August 26, the Orca Network reported that these two members of the L-Pod have not been seen and are currently presumed dead. These deaths are tragic, but they are also a sign.
Since the propaganda film “Blackfish” debuted, activists have taken to screaming and shouting that Orcas live to be 80-100 years old in the wild. That’s like saying the oldest human being is a representative of our entire species and every human must live to be 126. Yeah, right.
Seriously, science never gets in the way of good narrative.
And to keep up the spirit of activists’ outrageous claims, they recently padded the age of J2, also known as Granny, to make her older than she really is. This drives their fictitious narrative that whales live longer in the wild even when recent independent studies have shown that marine mammals in SeaWorld’s care live longer than their wild cousins.
This is important because Lulu and Indigo were 37 and 13 years old at their death, a far cry from the 80 – 100+ years that Activists have been touting.
We don’t use their deaths to make fun of the reality-adverse animal rights activists. We use those deaths to clearly demonstrate that science, logic and reasoning must be a part of the study and protection of these populations.
The reality for the Southern Resident Killer whales is not a fairy tale as people who campaign against zoos and aquariums might lead you to believe. These animals are facing a grim reality, their numbers are declining, and they have been named the most toxic animals in the ocean.
Melissa Cronin at the TheDodo recently wrote an article that the Southern Resident’s population decline is a residual effect from when zoos and aquariums collected Orcas back in the 1970’s.
That is a slap-in-the-face lie and she must know it. She is either lying to you on one hand or very dumb on the other.
In a research paper from 2009 published by the Ford et all 2009 Killer Whale Survival and Prey Abundance, it was detailed that the Southern Resident’s population peaked in 1997 at 98 animals. Since that time, the population has been at a steady decline. This decline is due to lack of food, pollution and increased boat traffic.
See what we did there? We cited a real scientific study that directly refutes the claims made by activists.
Funny how that works, huh?
Want another source that directly discredits them? Try the “Recovery Plan for the Southern Resident Killer Whales,” put out by the National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Regional Office. It says basically the same thing.
Listen folks. You are being lied to on just about everything dealing with this subject. They bank on you being too stupid to look it up yourself. That’s what they think of you.
Lulu and Indigo are just the most recent casualties in the harsh and grim reality that the Southern Resident Orcas area facing. But all is not lost!
As part of the brand new Blue World Project, SeaWorld announced that it would be donating $10 million to help the Southern Resident Killer Whales. So while people are out there pointing fingers and shifting blame, SeaWorld, an accredited zoological institution, is donating money to save the Southern Resident Killer Whales. We think that is pretty Awesome (with a capital A).
Source: Ford et all 2009 Killer Whale Survival and Prey Abundance
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