November 14 is here again – the day we use to bring awareness to Tilikum, the captive orca whale. But it’s been about six years since the first “Free Tilikum Protest Day” and Tilikum is still living in a pool at SeaWorld. Are all our efforts and cries for justice futile? We don’t think so.
International Free Tilikum Protest Day comes every year on November 14. We wouldn’t be who we are today were it not for Tilikum the orca whale inspiring us to take action. But this idea has grown from the freedom of this one whale to the freedom of all captive cetaceans. We believe that we can make a difference. We believe that we can set these captives free. We started Free Tilikum Day because we wanted everyone to turn and look and see this injustice happening right under our noses and say, “Hey. That’s wrong.”
But after six years of raising the same ruckus, it’s easy to lose hope. These beautiful, intelligent creatures are still in captivity. But does that mean we should stop trying to free them? Absolutely not. As long as they are still there, we have to show marine parks that we are still here. We are still fighting! We don’t care how long it takes, we are going to keep fighting until these animals are free.
Don’t lose hope. We ARE making a difference. Keep fighting, and let everyone know that YOU ARE STILL HERE. Share the following post on your Facebook timeline to make the promise that YOU WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING.
Also, be sure to mark your page with our Facebook cover: THEY ARE STILL THERE, I AM STILL HERE to let all your friends and followers know that you are not giving up until they are free.
And last but not least, share this blog post with all your friends and followers and SIGN THE PETITION if you haven’t already.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
From all of us at Blue Freedom, thank you for your support.
For our oceans,
Vice President and Co-Founder of Blue Freedom