Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Something I found on facebook....

I don't know who Gina Rene is but she posted a picture on her facebook that blew me away.  As of recent, I have been involved (donating money and writing letters mostly) for Ric O'barry and his fight to end dolphin slaughtering in Japan, as well as whale slaughtering in other countries.  His fight is amazing.  For those of you who don't know Ric O'Barry, remember the show Flipper?  He was Flipper's trainer.  One of the five dolphins used for Flipper, Cathy, had looked at him in his arms and stopped breathing, Ric believed it to be a suicide and from that day has done a 180 and become the biggest freedom fighter for dolphins today.  This picture is just another testament of how beautiful dolphins and whales are.  They have feelings, our gracious, helpful, appreciative, and try to communicate with us.  If you want to help, please visit Ric O'Barry site for letter writing recommendations and also watch his movie, The Cove.

Whale... If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco 
Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had
become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was 
weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to 
struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope
wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her
mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands 
(outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for 
help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined 
that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and
untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and 
eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in 
what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and 
every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently 
around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most 
incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the 
rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole 
time, and he will never be the same. May you, and all those you 
love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who 
will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. 
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit."  Gina Rene

1 comment:

Alisa said...

What an amazing photo! We loved The Cove...did you know there is now a TV show based on The Cove? I saw a preview for it a month or so ago...I wonder if it has started, or not?