Today is a special FLASHBACK FRIDAY edition of Anji’s Animal Friends! I found an old video on my Facebook account that seemed exactly like a vlog introduction for our show — but it was shot back in 2009 and we didn’t even launch this show until 2013! I couldn’t find the original video for the intro, but I did find a LOT of other video that I took at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon over several trips we took there in 2009 and 2010 when we were sponsoring one of their patients.
Speaking of patients, I did not film any of the pinnipeds that were in critical care at the center, nor any of the tiny pups in the maternity ward area of this center. If you go on their site, you can see what poor condition most of these injured or starving animals are in when they are first rescued. It’s really sad. The animals in my video are on the mend and looking fairly healthy, but they did not arrive in this condition.
As vegans, I completely understand feeling conflicted about providing fish for the pinnipeds’ recovery, and I’m sure that there are many conversations to be had on that topic, but please keep in mind that A) our involvement here was before becoming vegan YouTubers or even officially calling ourselves vegan and B) fish is the natural diet of these animals, so if ANYONE should be eating fish, it’s ocean animals, not humans. *Please* refrain from scolding me in the comments section if you were triggered.
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