Persuasive Essay On Orcas

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If someone was in a bathtub for more than half of their life and they were half the size of the tub, they are bound to get little irritated and even maybe a little psychotic. It would be very uncomfortable and very cruel. SeaWorld is doing just that to their Killer Whales. In recent years the topic of SeaWorld holding Orcas captive for entertainment purposes has been very controversial. Orcas being captured needs to be ceased. Going back to 1970, Puget Sound, WA was when they captured the first whales for Sealand. John Crowe was the driver of the boat, according to him the way they caught them was by aircraft, spotters, speedboats and they actually had bombs that they would throw into the water to harm the Orcas. The whales were smart they …show more content…
Eventually, the whales would come up for air and because of the aircraft they were spotted and the boats turned around and went after them. They were told to take the babies because of shipping costs. John said, "It was like kidnapping a little kid from their mothers." The most sickening part was when John Crowe said there were 3 dead whales after they were captured. To get rid of them, they cut them open, filled them with rocks, tied an anchor to their tales and let them sink. After Washington figured out what was happening, they were told to leave and no longer could capture any more whales from there. Without a blink of their eye, SeaWorld moved to Iceland. Orcas live in big families, and the adult offspring never leaves their mothers. They live of life as long as humans do. Females live to 100 or even …show more content…
SeaWorld says that the people who think that they should be completely removed from the tanks and released back to the wild do not have any scientific evidence to back it up (Hoyt). SeaWorld claims to care. They view the documentary to be propaganda, this is misleading information. Because of the film, it gives off the impression that SeaWorld still gets there animals from the wild, and what they did capturing the whales was illegal. They claimed that Tarkara, a calf, was really twelve years old. Also, Kalina, a four and a half year old, was taken away from her mother. No matter what age they still took a baby away from their mother. SeaWorld said they do not separate the mothers and calves. They counterclaim that the film, Blackfish used former trainers who had little experience so it was unfair for them to bash SeaWorld. Also, they used animal rights activists instead of scientist who obviously going to say that it is inhumane. In addition, they made the film focused on Dawn Brancheau 's death. The opening of the film, it 's the sound of a 911 call but never specified that it was Brancheau 's case. Besides, the film has created the image of Tilikum being psychotic and aggressive when he really isn 't. “Since the body was found on Tilikum’s back, it’s unlikely the whale was behaving aggressively…….The

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