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Animal Actors

Jan 17, 2010

Zoos, aquariums, the circus, movies and tv shows… these are most of the ways humans have put animals in the spotlight. You might love to observe these animals, but if animals could talk to us… what would they say? Do they really want to act in movies and then stay prisoners in cages? Do they miss their families and homes in the wilderness?

Rosie in the Room

Rosie the Elephant is the latest animal to make it big in Hollywood. The movie is called “Water for Elephants” and it will be playing in theaters soon. But before you watch this movie you have to ask yourself this question… do you believe it’s right to capture elephants from the jungle… away from their families? If you believe it’s wrong, you might want to think twice about buying your ticket to go watch the movie.


Simple Solution

The fact is that if we all stopped buying tickets to watch these animal movies… if we stopped going to the zoos, the aquariums, and the circus… there would be no money and it would eventually stop people from capturing animals. It’s very simple… if there’s no money to make off of the animals, and then there is no point to capture them.

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On the other hand, some film crews, like National Geographic and Blue Planet, do a great job of filming animals in their natural habitat. So for all you animal lovers that want to see and learn about animals, this is probably the best way to observe them.

Ric O'Barry Blues

If you don’t believe that animal actors and animals in zoos are unhappy, you should listen to the story of Ric O’Barry. In the 1960s, he captured and trained many dolphins for the TV show “Flipper”. After the show became famous across the World, aquariums in every major city were paying thousands of dollars to capture dolphins. After working with the Dolphins everyday, Ric realized the dolphins were unhappy. He said that one of the dolphin actors that played “Flipper” committed suicide by refusing to breathe.


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Ric quit his job as a dolphin trainer and he now leads one of the biggest campaigns in the World to fight against the captivity of animals… specifically dolphins. If you are interested in what he has to say, there are tons of videos with him speaking on youtube.



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LUCYQWERTY123 posted in Random:
"Nisya-" wrote:It would be a... super-fast-wings so I could fly anywhere and anytime :D SAME!!!! :punk 8) :D [s:p/zxl]
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Fairkss
Explanation: Hoshi was best friends with the moon girl, Sina who secretly loved him but they drifted apart when Hoshi met Dimitre, a Russian boy. He hung out with Dimitre more and they both fell in love with each other. However, Sina was jealous and so she got Cira, the sun girl, who was in love with Dimitre to distract him and hang out with him. Dimitre was too kind to reject her so he just hung out with her. In the shadows, Sina was bullying and threatening Hoshi not to meet with Dimitre because if he did she would hurt Dimitre. One day Hoshi couldn't handle it and so he ran to find Dimitre after school. He saw Dimitre and went towards him only to get hit by a car. Dimitre saw Hoshi lying on the floor and rushed towards him and hugged him while Hoshi slowly died in his arms. Dimitre never got over his death after that point.
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Fairkss
There once was a boy named Hoshi. Just like his name his smile was as bright as the stars in the sky. One day he met another boy who's eyes were a mixture of the aqua ocean and green land, Earth. His name was Dimitre and he came from a far away land. They fell hard for each other. Their love stronger than anything in the galaxy. The star left the moon's side to join hands with the earth in their journey of love. But a girl carrying a name that meant the moon felt jealous. Jealous of the stars love for the Earth. She wanted to make it so that Hoshi could never meet Dimitre again, and with the help of another girl with her sun-kissed hair, the star could never see the Earth. The sun would blind the Earth so much that he couldn't see Hoshi who would shine brightly with teary eyes, and then when the sun would go to sleep so did the Earth, and only the stars would feel pain. Months went by and Hoshi's heart only broke harder and harder until a plan popped in his brain. The star, lost and all alone, cut off the wings that allowed him to shine and he fell out of the sky with hot fiery pain. Dimitre saw Hoshi in his hurt and painful state and embraced him. They could finally be together. Only for a brief moment, until Hoshi could feel himself slip into a deep sleep wrapped in Dimitre's arms. The star had gone out, and had left a gaping hole in the Earth's heart that could never be filled.
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nqme
nqme posted in Debating:
I appreciate it, but that doesn't help my conscience.  To me, you're practically saying "if one of us dies, that's okay because there are still plenty of other humans all around the world".  I don't put other animals above us, of course, but they still exist.  Anyway, good day.  Enjoy this egg's before  [s:p/1n9v] and after  [s:p/1n7e] because I'm not sure how to say "good day" without sounding sarcastic.
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