Persuasive Speech On Killer Whales

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Free the Whales Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the world’s most powerful predators. Killer whales are mammals that can live between fifty to eighty years in the wild. They can grow up to thirty-two feet weighing close to six tons. Killer whales hunt in deadly pods or groups that may consist of forty whales. Each pod is unique from each other and do not have the same techniques or characteristics. Killer whales have a variety of communication sounds that are specific to their pods. One can see their different sounds as different types of languages just like we do with other humans (National Geographic Society). Knowing that whales have these types of characteristics can only lead us to ask if it is right to keep killer whales …show more content…
Sea World believes that they can provide a better life for them is because they will not have to go through the struggle of finding food. They are fed daily and they have a proper diet in place. However, Sea World forgets that is in their instinct to go hunt and catch their own food versus being fed. Another reason why SeaWorld thinks that these whales should be kept captive is because it will benefit us scientifically. The research that is conducted at Sea World clearly provide us with plenty of information on their way of living, eating, communicating among other information. SeaWorld claims that if it was not for captivity, researchers would not have this knowledge about Orcas. Many people truly believe that Orcas should not be living in captivity at amusement parks. These whales should be set free so that they can experience their own natural habitat. Three main reasons why these whales should not be kept captive are: they are being taken away from their families, they are a danger to themselves and to humans when they are in captivity, and lastly because their purpose is not to be our …show more content…
That specific lobe has to do with processing the whales’ emotions. This extra lobe has evolved in their brain that causes them to have a very emotional life (Blackfish). It is believed that whales get very emotional when their very own offspring is ripped from these mammals. For example, there is a scene in the documentary Blackfish when a calf has been taken away from the mother and she was constantly sending high pitch vocals. A vocalist whale expert came to study these sounds and concluded that the mother was sending long distance screeches so she could reach her baby. For SeaWorld to keep separating the mother and calve knowing how much it hurts these mammals is

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