#PenisEnvy#SEAWORLD#EMPLOYEE#ARRESTED FOR #SMUGGLING#PENGUIN#PENISES TO #CHINA
An employee of the SeaWorld theme park in San Diego was arrested this morning for running a smuggling ring specialized in a very unusual product: penguin genitals.
27-year old Thomas C. #Frampton was arrested by the #FBI as he arrived at work at the marine park this morning.
The #veterinarian, specialized in a #quatic birds, is accused of “illegally collecting and trafficking animal organs” and is suspected of exporting over 12,500 bird penises to China over the last 2 years.
According to investigators, he collected several of the organs himself from the animals under his care but also had contacts in others zoos and parks that were getting penises for him.
A search of his residence led to the discovery of 84 penguin genitals, as well as 57 coming from other aquatic birds like ducks, swans, and kingfishers.
In an interview with ABC, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the organs were kept in the accused’s home refrigerator. “Federal agents found dozens of penises in little baggies and jars, in the same fridge that he kept his food. It’s no wonder he was still single.” Investigators also seized two computers and several boxes of paper files, and they hope to find evidence to identify Mr. Frampton’s accomplices and customers. ￼
Ms. Eimille said that three of Mr. Frampton’s accomplices were also targeted by arrest warrants and should be arrested soon.
Animal organ trafficking is an increasingly important preoccupation for American federal authorities, as some poachers and dishonest veterinarians make a lot of money by illegally supplying the Asian market for these traditional Chinese medicines.
The Humane Society of the United States says that a penguin penis can cost more than $6,000 in Asia, where some people use it to treat erectile dysfunction.
Some specimens which are rarer or more dangerous to collect can fetch even higher prices.
In 2014, a #dehydrated white #rhinoceros#penis was sold for $485,000 during an auction in Hong Kong.
With such soaring prices, it isn’t #surprising to see the increasing number of arrest related to this new #criminal trend
Dica 9 - Ingressos SeaWorld Parks
Não tem muito segredo para os ingressos dos parques da rede SeaWorld - SeaWorld, Aquática, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island e Discovery Cove. Você pode comprar para um parque ou fazer combos de dias para conseguir valores melhores, mas existe um "tesouro escondido", que é a possibilidade de comprar um ingresso do tipo "Ultimate", que permite a entrada em todos os parques por 14 dias com estacionamento incluso! Essa opção tem um custo bem acessível se você quiser ir em todos os parques do grupo.
After learning about the condition of two ailing Southern Resident orcas, the Lummi Nation tribe is urging the federal government to launch an emergency response effort in attempt to save them. Unfortunately, the government shutdown is preventing any attempt by the tribe or veterinarians to help J17 “Princess Angeline” and K25 “Scoter”.
Scientists and policy-makers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who would approve of any such response, are unavailable during the shutdown. Marty Haulena, a veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium who aided in the response effort for J50 “Scarlett”, said veterinarians are willing and ready to assist but cannot do so until NOAA approves. Haulena also explained that this would be a much more challenging rescue attempt than with 3-year-old J50, since they would be dealing with adult orcas. He also noted that the whales are often inaccessible during the winter months due to the harsh weather conditions. Lauren DeMaio, a marine mammal stranding assistant at the Emergency Stranding Network, stated “It’s very frustrating. Everyone wants to be working. Unfortunately we are not all allowed to work.”
Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research, has no doubt that J17 will perish and warned that it’s only a matter of time. K25 on the other hand, is looking considerably better, though that could change at any time. According to Balcomb, a rescue plan is “impractical if not impossible, particularly at this time of year.” He made it clear that the key to saving the Southern Residents lies in the supply of Chinook Salmon, stating “The thing to do is fix this on the other end — the only savior is the food supply, get them more food.”
Photo: J17 “Princess Angeline” taken by @gary_j27
A new documentary (Release the killer whales! by DW Documentary) has been released starring Mercedes Hernandez, mother of Alexis Martinez who was attacked and killed by a killer whale at Loro Parque.
On that dreadful day in December 2009, exactly two months before Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, 29-year-old Alexis Martinez was conducting a training session with Keto, a 14-year-old, 6,600 pound orca. During this session, Keto positioned himself between Martinez and the stage, the trainers main escape route, so Martinez asked for a stage call. Keto responded to the call and was received by Brain Rokeach, a senior trainer on stage. Martinez began to swim towards the slide out to exit the pool, however, Keto ignored his control trainer and rammed Martinez in the chest. Rokeach slapped the water (a signal for Keto to return to the stage immediately) and Keto responded, took a breath, and then returned to Martinez. Keto then resurfaced near the stage with Martinez on his rostrum; he then released Martinez who, whilst unconscious, sank to the bottom of the pool. Keto was moved into another pool and Martinez's body was recovered. Unfortunately, despite efforts to revive Alexis Martinez, he died that day due asphyxia caused by compression of the chest. According to his fiancé, Alexis had been contemplating quitting days before the attack. It's a shame he was unable to do so in time.
The debilitating grief forced upon Alexis' family as a result of the attack was turned into action by his mother, a truly admirable woman. Rather than despise Keto for what he did that day, Mercedes fights for his freedom and wishes for the release of all of Loro Parque's killer whales into their natural habitat. After watching the documentary the question is how can this be achieved? The answer lies in sea side sanctuaries. These open-water bays allow killer whales to live in their natural habitat while still receiving care from their caretakers. After a rehabilitation process, these animals could be transferred from their barren confines to their natural habitat where they're free to explore, hunt, dive, travel and socialise with long-lost family members.
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Diving with little seal pup is nothing but pure fun. 😊👏💦
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