Should Seaworld Exist Or Not? Essays
November 20, 2016
Should SeaWorld exist or not?
John Hargrove , the author of Beneath the surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish, was a senior trainer in SeaWorld who was also one of the most experienced orca trainers/handlers in the world at the time. After Hargrove left SeaWorld he became and advocate for orcas. Hargrove has experienced first hand the abuse that is done to these Orcas. In 2013, the movie Blackfish exposed the dark side of orca shows at the marine park franchise SeaWorld (Worrall “Former trainer slams seaworld for cruel treatment of orcas”). Blackfish, as summarized on IMDb, is
A documentary film about the multiple incidents, including the three deaths, that prompted the ongoing court case between Seaworld, and OSHA, the "Occupational Safety and Health Admissions". These 3 deaths, which included 2 Orca trainers, were caused by Sea World 's infamous bull Orca "Tilikum.
Through a series of interviews with former Orca trainers that worked with, or around Tilikum, and other problematic captive Orca, the film tries to find an explanation for what happened. (Worrall “Former trainer slams seaworld for cruel treatment of orcas”) SeaWorld has been removing, more like capturing, orcas from their natural habitat which will continue to endanger these animals. This causes serious damage to the animals whether it be their safety, physically, or even emotionally. These habitats and aquariums they…