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Thursday, May 25, 2023

A Tribute to Tina Turner 



I was 22 when I lived in Paris, and I was deeply homesick. I asked my brother to mail me the Best of Tina Turner. He did along with a bunch of American goodies, and a loaf of my favorite Rye bread! 

Boy, I remember listening to Tina's songs in my apartment and dancing to it. It saved me. It's interesting how the people we may never meet in our lifetime can touch us and help us get through the day. I’m saddened to hear of her passing. I was a big fan and always be. R.I.P. Tina.



Friday, May 12, 2023

11th Annual Empty the Tanks Event


Just like us, all species want to be free. When we purchase tickets to aquariums, to swim with the dolphins, and to water parks or zoos, we are supporting venues that condemn creatures to a life in prison. The definition for a civilized society does not stop at human rights, but rather, it applies to the rights of all life-forms. 


Show dolphins, for example, are torn away from their families and their families are brutally slaughtered. They are kept in small tanks and starved until they learn a trick. Oftentimes, they bang their heads against the concrete walls where they are kept. So, before we ooh and aah when watching these silly shows, we must consider the inhumane way they are treated.

This weekend, May 13 and 14, is the 11th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide Event. People from all over the globe will say no to the dolphin show, and protest aquariums and the captivity industry. Here is an EVENT MAP to find an Empty the Tanks Worldwide Event near you. If you are unable to attend a public event, you can still participate by making a poster, or download one from HERE and post it to your social media, using the hashtags #SelfieForCetaceans and #EmptyTheTanks.