Friday, June 17, 2011

Animal Forteana: Naked in the Artic: Exploiting Belugas

 I posted this story of a Russian female marine biologist at my Animal Forteana blog; thougt I'd share it here:

Naked in the Artic: Exploiting Belugas

This is an incredible story, almost seems like a tabloid item or Onion piece. Beautiful photographs, and amazing story in so many ways. But it's very sad as well, for the Beluga whales are being "tamed" and kept in holding pens in the ocean until such time they're considered acclimated enough to be sent to aquairiums or "dolphinariums" around the world. A horrible thing; something that should be illegal. Such beauty and witness to how we can control our bodies to communicate with other creatures, and all for greedy and self-gratifying reasons that exploit others. Article, with photos, here:Naked female scientist tries to tame beluga whales in the arctic | Mail Online


Animal Forteana: Naked in the Artic: Exploiting Belugas

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