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Drone Footage Shows More Than 100 Whales Imprisoned In Underwater Jails

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    Footage recently surfaced of more than 100 whales caught, trapped, and jailed, waiting to be sold in China for human entertainment purposes.

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    What right do we have to take living, breathing empathetic emotional beings trap them for our own desires? What type of environment are we growing up in that allows and caters to such behaviour? Are we living in harmony?

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Recently, drone footage captured shots of over 100 whales trapped in secret underwater ‘jails.’ In total, 11 orcas and 90 beluga whales are illegally being held as captives in what activists are now calling a “whale jail.” It’s the largest number of marine animals to be held in such a way (that we know about), according to the  Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), a UK-based wildlife charity.

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Apparently, they are being kept to be sold off to ocean theme parks in China, at a large price. Each whale is estimated to be worth millions, and China has more than 60 marine parks, as well as more than a dozen currently under construction. There is a huge market, one where a number of individuals are sacrificing their own humanity for a profit. This is where empathy needs to come in, we need to feel, think and perceive like another animal. Our lack of ability to empathize with all beings can disconnect us from reality.

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It’s a fair question to ask, should we be allowed to capture animals at all? Even for scientific purposes? Should we be limiting our study to ways in which the animals can be observed and studied in their natural environment? If we need a body to examine, can we can take a deceased one? Perhaps we can find more humane ways of going about our study?

Think about how you would feel if you were taken from your family and held against your will? Forced into a life that in no way reflects anything natural. Would you be extremely scared, depressed, and suicidal?

Flouting The Law

While the operation of buying and selling cetaceans for entertainment is strictly illegal – they can only be captured for scientific and educational reasons – the international law banning the activity is routinely flouted. Just take the four companies responsible for these 101 jailed cetaceans, which between them exported 13 orcas to China between 2013 and 2016, an investigation led by local media and the investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta found. Other companies reportedly utilize a loophole in the law that doesn’t explicitly forbid “renting” whales.”–IFL report

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This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. In fact, it’s probably happening a lot, on a very large scale in places we have absolutely no idea about. Take for example, divers who discovered large sea creatures chained underwater and trapped inside of small cages. They were exploring the waters near the remote island of Kokoya, Indonesia and came across what you see in the images below. You can read more about this particular story here.

Shaped By The Environment

If you were an extraterrestrial conducting surveillance on our planet, what would you think? If it was me, I’d no doubt be extremely confused by observing so many wonderful people, spreading feelings of happiness, joy, love, compassion, understanding and a service to others type of mentality, while at the same time, also observing war, hate, fear, ego, greed, corruption, the destruction of our planet and a service to self mentality.

Human beings are so unique, and ultimately, I believe the best way to determine our true natural state is to look at it from birth. All organisms are inevitably shaped by their environment -this includes collective consciousness. Their biology, thoughts, feelings and perception of the world are informed by environmental factors. But at the moment a baby is born, it does not no hate or discriminate, nor is it violent: it is simply extremely curious. It’s in a state of joy, discovery, and it doesn’t hold any prejudices and usually has respect for all life. Hate only arises from teaching, brainwashing, false information and propaganda.

As we age, all of us are subjected to a massive brainwashing system, disguised as objective truth, and this system is responsible for influencing our decisions. We are taught competition and survival of the fittest, we are not taught cooperation, we are not taught how to deal with and understand our emotions, and we are not taught how to take care of life.

We are not taught empathy, despite the fact that we seem to be born with it. We are also forced into a lifestyle system, leaving little choice or knowledge about what it is we desire in our own heart of hearts.  As much as we have joy and love on the planet, there is also the complete opposite, and aspects of our human experience that a growing number of people no longer desire to experience. One example is the torture, enslavement and even the consumption of animals.

Consumption No Longer Necessary

A lack of empathy is precisely why our planet is home to what could be one of the biggest continuing mass genocides in human history: the killing and consumption of living, sentient, emotional and extremely intelligent animals that share this planet with us.

Many believe, including myself, that there is no justification or reason to harm any animal on this planet. When it comes to this topic, I often think of the work done by Rita Laws, Ph.D., who has completed a great deal of research explaining the traditions of her own people, the Choctaw Indians of Mississippi and Oklahoma.

She explains how, from a spiritual perspective, animals were protectors of humanity by offering themselves as food, clothing, shelter etc. Even with this belief, indigenous people went about it in a humane way. Today, there would be absolutely no support for it.  You can read more about her and watch one of her lectures in the article ‘A Native American Perspective on Veganism.’

Today, it’s a completely different story, no longer do we need animals for food and shelter. Today, animals are raised for slaughter in a process that involves torture, rape, separation of families, genetic modification, drug inoculation and more. It’s absolutely atrocious when we choose to face this aspect of ourselves. It’s a reality that not many people are even aware of. If you could see where your food comes from, you probably wouldn’t be able to eat it, and you most likely would not be able to produce it on your own.

Not only are billions of animals unnecessarily killed every single year in North America alone, but this type of activity is contributing to the destruction of our planet, mostly in the form of water consumption and deforestation. Beyond simple empathy and the thought/picture of another suffering, there are several other issues that involve animal rights…

Even more horrifying are the ways we use animals for our own entertainment. We have so much to learn from these beings, they are so much more intelligent and emotional than we often realize. All we ever see in popular Earth documentaries is a “survival of the fittest” mentality, that it’s a war-zone out there. We are rarely shown moments of animal altruism and even cross-species friendship. We are presented with a view of reality that’s completely false and one-sided. This occurs with animals as it does various other topics, like the “war on terror” for example.

Ultimately, they are no different from us and, in my opinion, are much more intelligent. I believe they are here as teachers.

The Takeaway

I would ask everyone who reads this to place themselves in the situation of these ‘whales while knowing just how social and emotionally intelligent they are. How can another human being do something to another living being? And herein lies the problem. Wrongdoings that are happening within the human experience are actually experienced on many different levels, in many different forms. Often, that which we complain about is also done by ourselves in some other form, we simply fail to realize this. When it comes to ‘bad’ experiences on Earth, the key to change is within. By that I mean, the people involved in the trapping of these whales, for example, one, or all of them simply has to have a shift in consciousness, a moment of compassion, or some sort of experience that allows him to take on the emotions of those who they entrap(whales). This is why here at collective we say, change starts within, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and nobody is going to change this planet and take care of the animals unless those directly involved have a change of heart. We can help this by creating awareness and talking with those involved from a peaceful and reflective place. This is exactly what’s happening on the planet right now, and although it may not look like it, it’s getting better.

We must continue to speak up for those without a voice. The treatment of animals on this planet is one of the most central things we need to change, it’s one of the most powerful tools and experiences that these brave animal souls chose to take on, so we can change…Take comfort in knowing all of the animals who have suffered, and are suffering, are very special souls, on a very special mission.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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