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This Book Will Open Your Heart And Mind To Killer Whales And Their Families
on 29 June 2014
This is an amazing book and if you are looking for a summer read which will allow you to think about our wider world rather than another chick lit novel about kooky girl meeting normal guy etc., then look no further. This beautifully written book that will make you appreciate the wonderful world of the sea and it's inlets. It will make you think differently about the captivity of these beautiful creatures for our entertainment. It is illegal to caputre humans and keep them in captivity for the entertainment of other humans, so why as intelligent beings do we do the same to highly intelligent sea life and other creatures. (I don't include environmental Zoos in this just entertainment parks and circuses).
Read this book and if it changes just one person's view about the beautiful and highly intelligent Orca it will be worth it. It has changed my view and where before I was ambivalent about places that use these beautiful creatures for our entertainment, now I abhor them and would never set foot inside of one or hopefully buy any product or visit any place that is owned by the same corporation.
If you are expecting to head to one of these places during your summer holiday this year please give some time to reading this book first and I hope it will change your viewpoint.
Farmed salmon also comes under scrutiney because of the damage it has done during the time it was allowed to be an unregulated activity.
Whilst I have not decided to up sticks and move to a such a remote place to protect the environment, I like one of the other reviewers would like to think that in a parellel universe there is another me doing just that.
Thnak you Alexandra for opening your science, your research, your world and most of all your heart to me. I for one have already changed my behaviour, although on a much smaller level I admit, because of your book. I think about the star fish quotattion about throwing the starf fish that have been washed up on the shore back into the sea and if only one survives it would have been worth it. If one person changes their behaviour as a result of this book then it will have been worth it. However I think anyone who reads this book will be moved to make some changes in their life even if like me it is only small changes. But if we all make small changes then these can add up to big changes.
Thank you Alexandra for the most amazing read I have had in along time.