The film painted a compelling picture of an inhumane industry that turned orca into killers. Archived from on January 12, 2014. I watched this film about the history of attacks by this animal as well as the treatment of all captive orca. On December 31, 2013, the posted a poll asking if Blackfish had changed readers' opinions on SeaWorld. In my view there is no such thing as a 'wild animal' in the sense that people talk about.
The truth is we can not recreate an animals natural world. In fact, although SeaWorld declined to participate directly, two of their spokespeople are featured or interviewed at length, so their opinions are given ample consideration. Perhaps Sea World and other marine parks should take action to reunite all the family members in one place, so they aren't so socially disturbed. Reading the comments on this piece does bring up a larger question: why have people become so radicalized in this country? So when they loose their teeth as they age, they won't get new ones. But it also brings up a fascinating question i. You can even do research on the Blackfish documentary.
The discussion is over, I lose. She was killed in a public place in a manner that was legitimately reported to the public, and ended up being addressed in a public trial in court. Imagine the profound impact they could have made? Try opening your eyes, consider the comments made, explore the reasons why people are anti-captivity and abolish your assumption that animal compassion equates to stupidity naivety. The fact of the matter is that there's a crisis going on, and aquariums are educational facilities in the end. I even thought that it could be something I could do. It is just one of the small things that can happen to killer whales in captivity and seriously it doesn't mean anything.
Tooth cleaning is just a daily procedure that does not involve stress and is only best for the animals. It picked holes in the testimony of the. It's a totally normal thing! They're brains are huge, with highly developed regions that correspond with emotional intelligence. The film includes a from Lori Marino, director of science with the. Killer whales are not dogs. So it broke my heart this year to know that we would be taking our annual trip there and that Sea World would be off the agenda, because of 90 minutes I spent watching Blackfish. Holly spent years trying to achieve her goal of becoming a killer whale trainer and that footage is so special to her.
In August 2013, SeaWorld noticed a drop in attendance. They interview some of the people who did this in the movie and they seem grief stricken by what they did. Dawn Brancheau is a perfect example of this. SeaWorld maintains that Brancheau got too close and allowed the to pull her in by her ponytail. Neither is reading an article. The movie completely convinced me that Sea World had poorly trained staff that was ignorant of the danger. For a company which claims to care passionately about the animals in its care and the people who work with them, they seem awfully quick to dismiss former employees - even recent ones - who don't toe the company line.
For god sakes, we keep monkeys and put them in some pretty crappy conditions to learn about the brain. I'm thinking about taking vet tech courses but that's it. She surfaced three times screaming before drowning, and it was several hours before her body could be recovered from the pool. It painted the orca as a captive human with increasing anger and mental illness. The proposal from the start has been to retire him to a sea pen. If you've ever watched anyone playing with a baby of nearly any warm blooded species, you will see that they accept human care quite readily. They don't have hands, so they must use something else.
The only reason we can treat cancer like we can is because we keep rats. I just want people to think critically, most of us aren't in a position to harshly judge other forms of animal exploitation. What is a perfectly valid criticism is that in trainers, television personalities and good looks should not be valued over experience, animal behavior awareness, and intelligence. In this case the whales may have mistaken the dogs' barking for seal calls and grown curious. The whales perform circus like tricks: This is very much untrue.
This is a mixed message, given that Dawn Brancheau had just such a special relationship with Tilikum, whom she had trained for six years, yet he still pulled her in and killed her. Also, as was mentioned before, you're completely missing the main point of the film. It is true that other parks have used starvation method. Overall attendance at SeaWorld parks and Busch Gardens declined by 5% in the first nine months of 2013, though it was unclear if the drop in attendance was due to the influence of the film. One other thing, you say that it would be an obstruction of your freedom to remove you from your animals, but you are holding them in captivity and although you have discussed the economic and survival benefits of doing so do you believe its your liberty to hold something against it's will? Ironically, this form of tourism, bound to increase when people start seeing animal parks as sinister, is more likely to negatively impact wild orca populations.
Stop Anthropomorphism and look at reality. Let's try to dispel the good work this doc has done!! If anything, I was trying to understand an opinion that I find hard to comprehend. Recently I've warmed up to SeaWorld. I hope that positive change is the result. We often have to go to the dentist, to get a tooth filled or even drilled and we don't chew concrete! She never worked with Tilikum in her whole career. There are many environmental issues on our hands these days, and the only way that they'll get fixed is if enough people care, and if a handful of these animals have to be taken out of their natural habitat to help with that, then it should be done.
Therefore it will start to bend to one side. Namely, that getting in water with any marine mammal can be completely safe. What I contributed did not support Gabriela or Tim Zimmerman's intent with the film. It would be one thing if people could come and see these animals in a natural environment versus one in which they are doing tricks for entertainment. In other words, this animal does not represent an average, well-adjusted-pod dwelling orca.