Twitter Activism for Captive Cetaceans
On TweetDeck, I conducted a search for “SeaWorld.” The tweets I discovered varied. Some were sharing photos and memories of a trip to the mammal prisons. Some where talking about their upcoming trips to $eaWorld while others were checking in there. I sent the tweets mostly from my @WorldSeaParks account. Here is what they looked like.
Life at Seaworld! Excitement Wonder Mystery! : http://youtu.be/koDxjOz02s0 via @youtube Pls RT
My favorite discoveries are of the young people who say that they want to go to SlaveWorld or that their parents might take them there in the future. These are the easiest to dissuade and I have done so in the past. I have literally turned people away from wanting to attend a marine mammal circus. This strategy works!
Unfortunately, I am only one person. Every moment that passes by, wherein I am not monitoring the constant stream of comments, I am missing the opportunity to make a difference. That’s where you come in.
There are many of us who spend our free time on our computers doing what we do best — cyber activism. Some of us spend every evening being Cyber Whale Warriors for marine life throughout the world. Our time online and our evenings, however, may differ from others. In other words, while we are asleep there are people on the other side of the world tackling the same issues that we do. This is fantastic! We may sleep but our causes never do. ‘There is always someone posting, sharing and tweeting in an effort to make the world a better place.
So what’s the problem? Why can’t we combine our efforts? I’ll tell you why. It’s because we do not have a hub wherein we can organize ourselves. Well that is exactly why I created CyberWhaleWarrior.com. As a part of the Cyber Whale Warrior community, we can report our shortcomings and our victories. We can claim out time slots and see which times are left open. We can even brainstorm to come up with new and better projects.
What I shared with you here about the $eaworld strategy is only one of many. There are many ways to tackle many different causes and these techniques work. If you are actually winning over individuals to your cause — if you are literally making real people into activists — then, by all means, disregard my rally for aid. On the other hand, if you want to make a real difference and you are sick of sharing the same old material with the same old group of people again and again, then you may want to volunteer as a Cyber Whale Warrior. If you want to learn my secrets and be a part of our elite group, then click on the Volunteer button at the top of this page to find out how.
“If you make your best effort to be kinder, nurture compassion, make the world a better place, then you can say ‘At least I’ve done my best’.” ~ Dalai Lama
- Become a Cyber Whale Warrior Volunteer (cyberwhalewarrior.com)
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- Marine Mammals Need Rights, Too, Scientists Say (livescience.com)
- Captivity: Home Away From Home? (cyberwhalewarrior.com)
- Proposed bill of rights for whales and dolphins (independent.co.uk)
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