Five Artists Have Cancelled At Seaworld -This Artist Needs To Do It Next: Petition To Sign Please‏

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“Perhaps more people need to see the documentary film ‘BlackFish’; for only then, can one begin to understand why it is so wrong to keep these magnificent creatures captive! I don’t blame Tilikum for the injuries or deaths  of any trainers (although of course I am sorry, they were put in that situation in the first place) I blame Tilikum’s captors & jailers for keeping him as a sperm donor & keeping him in the equivalent of a bath tub for kids! After 30 years wouldn’t you be pissed off?? As far as I am concerned anyone who performs there as an artist or pays to see the captive sea life shows (who haven’t seen ‘Blackfish; so perhaps don’t know any better); are just as bad as those keeping Orcas & other sea mammals captive”

“Take a look at the following – Just one piece of evidence as to why Orcas should not be held Captive!!”

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“Watch a short clip about the film Blackfish”:-http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90302&sitesection=pennlive&VID=25294950

Blackfish Official Film Site (Preview):-http://blackfishmovie.com/download

Martina McBride: Don’t play at SeaWorld

Petition By Rochelle Corey-Ipswich, Massachusetts; Please sign below

Have you heard the great news?!? Barenaked Ladies and Willie Nelson have cancelled their performances at SeaWorld after becoming aware of the animal cruelty that takes place there. Martina McBride is scheduled to play at SeaWorld’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival on March 8th.

As an animal activist, who recently viewed Blackfish, I feel it’s important to make sure each of the performers SeaWorld has scheduled are made aware of what is truly happening to the amazing animals that are trapped there. Please join me in telling Martina McBride you do not want her to support SeaWorld’s animal cruelty. 

Martina McBride is an amazing artist who works diligently to end domestic violence.  

SeaWorld Orlando is where the orca Tilikum is kept. He was caught in the wild about 30 years ago and has since been involved in three human deaths including that of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau right there in Orlando.

The orcas at SeaWorld’s theme parks (if they cared about animals, they would be non-profit sanctuaries or rehabilitation centres) are kept in tiny tanks where they become stressed, lack proper exercise, and are a risk to other animals and people.

SeaWorld also has also been fighting to import even more wild animals, beluga whales, into the United States, so it can make money off their captivity. And they’re fighting to get trainers back into the water for performances even though they’ve been fined tens of thousands of dollars because it’s already been proven to be a huge risk to the workers.

Please join me in politely asking Martina McBride to drop plans to perform at SeaWorld. To do so would be promoting cruelty to orcas and other animals.

Please sign the petition here:-https://www.change.org/petitions/martina-mcbride-don-t-play-at-seaworld?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=43688&alert_id=tFUDhkgCCe_xhRdbFmCqY

“We persuaded other artists not to play at Seaworld, so lets pursued Martina McBride also; please tweet & share to all; lets show Seaworld how a small group of misinformed individuals can act!” (Read last but one paragraph)

Dec 9th – Big Name Musicians Cancel SeaWorld Gig, Question Whales In Captivity

ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – Top rock and country music acts are canceling plans to perform at SeaWorld Orlando because of questions raised in a new documentary about the effects of captivity on whales.

The rock bands Heart , Barenaked Ladies, along with country crooner Willie Nelson have cancelled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida for the Brew & Barbecue music series in February.

A posting on Heart’s official Twitter page said the decision was influenced by the recently released documentary “Blackfish.” The documentary raises questions about the effects of captivity on killer whales at marine parks such as SeaWorld.

Nelson and Barenaked Ladies made their decisions after fans launched Change.org petitions urging them not to perform at SeaWorld.

SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck said  they were disappointed that “a small group of misinformed individuals” was able to influence the performers. “Cheeky Bxxxxxd!”

“The bands and artists have a standing invitation to visit any of our parks to see firsthand or to speak to any of our animal experts to learn for themselves how we care for animals and how little truth there is to the allegations made by animal extremist groups opposed to the zoological display of marine mammals,” Gollattscheck said. “Oh bla bla bla bla, of course it would be a small group of misinformed individuals; able to influence performers…so get over yourself….beware the wrath of animal activists….we are not that small a group; as you have clearly found out!!”

News Link:http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/12/09/big-name-musicians-cancel-seaworld-gig-question-whales-in-captivity/

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Vet Worker Accused of Animal Cruelty Still Not Charged

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“The video regards this news post, is below, along with another version of events (In italics) which if true, do not add up with the news posted below! I know one thing, no animal deserves to be hanged via a lead then slammed into wall; therefore that employee should be punished. If (as it states below the video) the dog had bitten several employees, then it should have had a muzzle on when being handled; that was no reason to abuse the dog! But why has it taken a year for the video to surface? Didn’t the person who took the video think it should have been handed to police straight away; so the employee could have been punished? If the incident did indeed happen a year ago, how can we be sure this female employee, Stefanie Stasse hasn’t committed other violent attacks??”

ORLANDO, Fla. — An employee at a local veterinarian’s office has been fired after she was caught on camera slamming a dog against a wall. 

WFTV discovered the employee, Stefanie Stasse, was fired following Thursday’s story.

Friday, the office’s owner said he wants her prosecuted, after defending her Thursday.

Dr. Mohammad Hassan claims he had to go by what his employees told him about the incident, and was also under advice from his lawyer not to say otherwise.

Employee slams dog into wall

Even though he said Thursday the incident happened a year and a half ago, Friday he said he doesn’t know when the video was taken.

Hassan, who stood up for his employee after alarming video of vet tech Stasse was posted on YouTube, said she is now fired. “None of this really adds up, clearly there is something amiss!

Hassan said he is going to press charges. “If she should serve time in jail, I don’t mind that,” Hassan said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated the alleged abuse and is turning the case over to the state attorney’s office.

The video shows the dog being slammed against a wall as many as five times.

Hassan said Thursday Stasse had to take extreme measures to control the dog and it wasn’t hurt.

“They are hollow walls there, very soft, it’s not a concrete wall that if you hit the dog you’re going to break his back,” Hassan had said Thursday.

Friday, Hassan said his change of tune was because “Yesterday all I had was the statements from the employees.”

Three former employees contacted Channel 9 after the story aired Thursday.

Hassan said he fired Sheena Torres, but she claims she quit after seeing abuse and mistreatment.

“I was not fired, I walked out. I walked out. He was angry with me because I told him, ‘Listen, this cat has been here all day without treatment,'” Torres said.

Torres even complained to Animal Services. Reports show the officer found it hard to determine the validity of some claims because the officer was not a veterinarian.

“I just hope my clients don’t hold this against me personally or my good staff,” Hassan said.

Viewers were so upset over the video, they even posted a petition to fire Stasse and close the clinic. (Petition below the video)

It will be up to the state attorney’s office, once it gets the case, to press charges.

WFTV also contacted the Department of Business and Professional Licensing Friday, but they have not commented on whether they are investigating or not. “Now please read the news that accompanies the video!”

News Link:-http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/employee-caught-slamming-dog-against-wall-camera-f/nYY6N/

24 Hr Emergency Pet Hospital Orlando – Dr. Mohammad Hassan

 

Published on 27 Jun 2013

Please sign this petition to make this animal abuser pay for her crime.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/126/90…

Located near the intersection of Good Homes Rd and Clarke Rd behind the Circle K on the corner. 

The Vet states that this video was placed on youtube by an ex disgruntled employee who was fired. He also alleges that the video was tampered with and pieced together and it does not show the entire incident. He states that the incident is 10 minutes in its entirety and if we were to see the entire video, we would agree with what this employee did.

Let me laugh first… lol! Now… seriously!?! I could care less if a disgruntled ex employee posted this crime of animal abuse on youtube. BUT… I do have thoughts about the lady depicted in the cell phone video committing the crime of animal abuse. WHO…… I say WHO in his or her right state of mind would pick a dog up off the floor and hang it by its leash and SLAM it repeatedly into the wall!?!

This is the employee who should have been fired but instead the vet supports the employee for doing this and she remained there after this incident and was employed there as of yesterday when this was broadcast on the news for this incident is being investigated now. I have to ask….. this is one video that was made public….. what happened there all those other days and how many animals received abusive treatment there???

This is a copy and paste from the news report that aired on TV yesterday.

Video: Dog slammed against wall at Orlando pet clinic

State Attorney‘s office investigating possible animal abuse

ORLANDO, Fla. – 
Allegations of dog abuse at an Orlando animal hospital have now forced the state attorney’s office to consider charging the clinic’s manager after graphic video showed her slamming a small dog against a wall by its leash.

The woman seen slamming the small dog against a wall — at least four times — is the manager at the Emergency Pet Hospital on White Road in Orlando, said Veterinarian Dr. Mohammad Hassan, and she is still working at the clinic.

The cellphone video lasts 32 seconds and was posted on YouTube by a woman who received it from people who worked at the hospital.

That tipster, who asked to remain anonymous, calls what is seen on the video “abuse” and said “it’s horrendous.”

“There’s right and wrong, and you just don’t do it,” said the tipster. “There are proper ways to handle things. This poor dog doesn’t have a voice. This poor dog couldn’t go and tell his owner that he was being mistreated.”

On the video, the dog yelps and has a cone around its head, indicating it may have recently underwent surgery. The manager wrestles with the dog’s tiny collar and when the dog appears uncooperative.

“I was very upset when I saw the video,” said Hassan. “It does look very bad because the video was altered and trimmed.”

Hassan said what we don’t see on the short video clip is what happened in the 10 minutes before the manager lost her patience. He said the dog bit several workers, was uncontrollable and his manager made several different attempts to handle the dog.

When asked if there is a better way to take care of that dog, Hassan said, “There’s always a better way.”

As far as this being a case of animal abuse, Hassan does not agree.

“If you see the video as-is, I’m sure it can be considered animal abuse,” said Hassan. “If you see the whole video, you’re going to realize what happened there happens everywhere all the time.”

Hassan said the video is over a year and a half old and believes whoever leaked it has a grudge against him because they were fired.

It’s unclear who owns the dog or if it was injured in the attack, but Hassan asserts it was not.

Video: Dolphin Bites Little Girl At Sea World

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“How many more accidents is it going to take, before those interested in money alone; stop & think about what is right for the animal? This could have been a lot worse, that little girl was lucky!”

Published on 2 Dec 2012 by 

SeaWorld defended itself Sunday from criticism from a family after a dolphin bit their 8-year-old daughter at the Orlando attraction. A video posted online shows the girl standing along the edge of a pool, one of several people feeding dolphins. After she picks up a paper plate that once held the marine mammal’s food, a dolphin lunges at her and bites her hand.

The dolphin let go after a few seconds, but not before leaving three puncture wounds on the girl’s hand.

In a statement, SeaWorld spokeswoman Becca Bides said on-site “educators and animal care staff … immediately connected with the family. In addition, a member of our health services team was in the area at Dolphin Cove and quickly responded and treated the young girl.”

Yet in an interview with CNN Atlanta affiliate WSB, the family at the center of the November 21 incident faulted the central Florida attraction’s staff for not warning them the dolphins might bite and for their response after the girl was injured.

“We felt powerless,” the girl’s father, Jamie Thomas, said in explaining their decision to post a video on YouTube. “We thought, look, we’ve got this video, let’s make it public, and let’s try to put some pressure on SeaWorld to make some changes.”

The 8-year-old, Jillian Thomas, said she “accidentally held” up the paper plate, after which the dolphin “jumped up and ate the carton and bit my hand.”

“I was thinking it was going to haul me into the water,” she said. “And this is a little crazy, but I thought it was … going to eat my hand off.”

Jamie Thomas said those feeding the dolphins were told the paper plate should stay on the wall, “but we really didn’t know why.” No one signed a disclaimer, and there were no signs indicating any risk, the father said.

The girl’s mother, Amy Thomas, said she was upset about SeaWorld staffers’ response.

“They did not tell us to look out for any signs of infection,” the mother said. “We had to ask for Band-Aids.”

The Thomas family never contacted SeaWorld after leaving the park, Bides said.

She defended the attraction and its protocol, including “specific instructions to not pick up the paper trays at any time.”

“Our guests are given clear instructions on how to feed the dolphins in an appropriate and safe way,” Bides said. “… Unfortunately, there are times when instructions are not followed.”

 

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