emilyrobertse "The most important thing that we've learned from having whales in captivity is, ironically, that they should not be in captivity" - Director from the documentary BlackFish. Just watched this and feel like my heart has been pulled from my chest I guarantee anyone who watches this documentary will cry about the shocking footage and emotional interviews from previous SeaWorld trainers about the Killer Whales cruel treatment in captivity, it shows how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals. The more I learn about whales the more I become more and more intrigued/ fascinated/ drawn and just become in complete awe by these amazing creatures. Kinda starting to feel bad for @rorylillis because it's now all I can think about 19h

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emilyrobertse So so so so so proud of you playing your first game tonight 4d
  •   rorylillis Thanks babe couldn't have got here without all your support love you love you love you 4d

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emilyrobertse Missing you 6d

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emilyrobertse We were born sisters just from different people and took 10 years to find each other ️‍🦄🌝 1w

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emilyrobertse This brought tears to my eyes and breaks my heart-
"Have you heard the story of the sperm whales? And no I don't mean Moby Dick. Over the last few days 17 sperm whales have washed up in Germany, Holland and the UK. Why they've washed up, scientists aren't sure, but rumours of starvation, death by sonar and other awfully slow and painful methods of dying are included among the speculations. What we do know however, is that during an autopsy a 12 metre fishing net was found inside one individual. We do know that three of the whales were graffitied whilst lying on the beach. We do know that people posed for disturbing selfies with these magnificent creatures. We do know that we have not respected these creatures.
Putting the cause of death aside, whether we were responsible for this tragedy or not, we have not shown respect to these whales. We have defaced them, exploited them, used them for our happy snaps and gossip. We have raped their bodies, stealing skin and teeth.
This photo speaks a thousand words to me. It shows these mighty creatures, vulnerable and exposed in death, surrounded by tiny humans. This photo is reminiscent of ants to a corpse, not of one intelligent species mourning the loss of another.
My favourite quote from Moby Dick sums up my feelings towards this image, "ignorance is the parent of fear". We ignore the damage we are doing. We ignore the pain of other creatures. We ignore these issues because we are scared. Scared that we cannot fix the damage we have caused and are continuing to do to this planet. So we turn a blind eye, we take a selfie to remember the moment, and we smile in it to try and distance ourselves from what we are really doing. Open your eyes. Look at what we have become as a species. Help be part of the change."
#saveourseas Caption and post by @melindasaurus
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emilyrobertse New fav place 1w

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emilyrobertse Sunday fun day 2w

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emilyrobertse Miss all our adventures together @rorylillis 3w

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emilyrobertse Today we hiked for about 11 hours but so worth it to find two of the most beautiful waterfalls #ISwearIWasActuallyWipingMyHairFromMyFace 3w

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emilyrobertse How crazy beautiful is this world we live in!! 3w

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emilyrobertse Arvo snorkel sesh with these cuties @rubyleesquires @mantaraytuesday 3w

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emilyrobertse Literally my life the last two months Don't know how this whole work and Uni thing is going to go 3w

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emilyrobertse No words to describe the view today 🌲🌳🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 3w

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emilyrobertse Sydney's pretty coastline (looking at this photo gives me sweaty hands) 3w

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emilyrobertse Fun day 😛😛 4w

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emilyrobertse Rory just found his missing tooth at Luna Park 4w

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emilyrobertse Tourists for the day 😑 4w

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