Kim Basinger Credited With NOAA Denial Of SeaWorld's Beluga Whales Import Plan | Ivanka Trump's Selfie
If it puts all heaven in a rage to see a songbird in a cage, then it surely puts every decent soul on Earth in one to see a marine mammal in a cement tank. ~ Kim Basinger
Ivanka Trump’s Selfie
Businesswoman, heiress, wife and mother-to-be Ivanka Trump posted this image on her Twitter account yesterday, captioning the picture ‘32 weeks’. Ivanka says she and husband Jared Kushner are working hard to be certain that her first child daughter Arabella develops some selflessness before her new sibling is born this fall. via DM
This is one gorgeous image! But don’t post too many selfies.
A new study in Britain says an oversharing of self portraits on Facebook is detrimental to real-world relationships.
Kim Basinger Take 2
In a statement that affirms the reality that no matter how beautiful a young woman is, she feels her insecurities. Ireland Basinger, daughter of actress Kim Basinger and Alex Baldwin, tells Elle magazine that her mother encouraged her to pursue a modeling career:
“She thought it would be good for my confidence, because I never thought of myself as a pretty girl.”
Kim Basinger Rescues Belugas
In a landmark decision, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration denied the Georgia Aquarium’s request to import 18 beluga whales from Russia. This is the first denial in over two decades to import marine animals captured directly in the wild.
The belugas, seized from Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk between 2006 and 2011, were intended destined to go on display in Atlanta, Sea World parks and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.
PETA spokesperson Moira Colley credits Kim Basinger and the documentary ‘Blackfish’ for saving the whales from a trip to America: “Kim Basinger’s heartfelt plea to NOAA on behalf of the 18 belugas who were cruelly torn from their families in Russian waters helped ensure that the agency made the right decision today to deny permits to import the animals for a life in small tanks at US amusement parks like SeaWorld,” she says. “PETA is grateful to her for helping see this campaign through.”
Colley added: “This is a move that marks the beginning of the end for the wretched exhibition of enslaved whales.”
BloombergBusinessweek reports that SeaWorld reported a $15.0 million loss in its second quarter as a public company.