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    Captivity In Captivity Essay

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    Killer Whales in Captivity Ever since humans had first started capturing killer whales from their natural habitats in order to place them in captivity, there has been ongoing controversy that only continues to grow as time goes on. The recent 2013 documentary that discusses the reality of captive orcas, called "Blackfish", only strengthens the arguments against holding killer whales in captivity for their entire lives. The main problem is that it does not seem humane to keep such large animals…

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    Orca Dolphins Essay

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    ORCA WHALES Did you know that people have developed sonar because of studying how orcas detect things using a series of clicking that they send out through their melon, or that orca’s skin grows 290 times faster than skin on your arm (Throp)? You can learn about many more things by studying orca whales. These are only a few things about orcas that have been studied; the appearance of orcas, how they hunt, and their relationship with dolphins. Orcas detect things using clicking noises that they…

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    keeping killer whales in captivity is not only inhumane and dangerous for the whales themselves, but also dangerous to humans that train them and interact with them on a daily basis. The documentary starts off with a very famous phone call to the Orange County sheriff saying that the Senior trainer for SeaWorld, Dawn Brancheau, had been eaten by a Killer Whale; her arm was completely ripped off her body and swallowed by the whale. A few moments later groups and families of killer whales are…

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    Human Effects On Captivity

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    since 2002. When killer whales were first put on display, the image of this black and white icon was seen as a fearsome killer. Killer whales are beautiful, majestic creatures in the wild, however, this is not always displayed while in captivity. Captivity can change these magnificent creatures to a creature that some people may fear. Captivity has been proven to cause negative physical and social effects on killer whales and their trainers. The physical effects on killer whales in captivity…

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    Orca Captivity Essay

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    Orca whales, also known as killer whales, should not be kept in captivity. Since 1961, hundreds of orca whales have been taken from their natural habitat and placed into captivity at aquariums and aquatic parks around the world for the sake of public displays, theatrical shows, and business profit. To date, more than 127 captured orcas have died (Whale and Dolphin Conservation, n.d., figure 3). The capturing and confinement of orca whales is clearly unethical and inhumane. It poses a…

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    Ethos In Blackfish

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    and logos to described how SeaWorld treats the killer whales. An example of pathos in the documentary is when SeaWorld went to go capture the baby killer whales from the wild, they would take the calves away from their mom by following the adult killer whales that they believed were the moms, so that the mother and the calf can use another path to escape, which sadly ended with the killer whales being captured. The people that captured the killer whale chose the calves because the calves have…

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    Animal Ban Research Paper

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    Animals Behind Bars Chances are if a person has swam with dolphins, fed a giraffe, or interacted with a whale, they were visiting a zoo or aquarium (Hulick 1). Children that are involved in these activities are often jubilant and engrossed by tons of animals as they stroll through zoos all around the world. What they are not aware of is that these animals are not elated or healthy being restrained in these zoos. Circuses, zoos, and other sanctuaries harm animals just to entertain people around…

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    or not, Sea World specifically has gotten a lot of bad attention because of all the trainer and killer whale incidents. The way they keep their killer whales contained is also a big part of why Seaworld is getting bad attention. Seaworld has come out with a new commercial telling people that they are not a bad place and how the animals are being treated great there. From what has been said the whales that are kept captive do not have enough space, Animals show signs of aggression and depression…

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    the jailer”(9). That is why, regardless of their ultimate fate, orcas should never, under any circumstance be bred, raised, or kept in captivity. Orcinus orcas, also known as killer whales, have been used as a sense of entertainment for close to a hundred years. Orcas end up in captivity by one of two ways. They can be…

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    captivity truly is. Killer whales are taken from their homes to be placed in the equivalent to a bath tube. While many view this as harmless, we know that captivity of animals in zoos is wrong, so why do we stand for this? Kidnapped Amusement Where do these creatures come from? They certainly didn't go out of self will to a small confinement and a life of mindless tricks. No, these innocent creatures are taken from their pods. According to Seaworld of Hurt more than 90 killer whales were…

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