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    Orca whales in captivity and the safety of the trainers. The purpose of this documentary is to bring to light if animals, specifically Orca Whales should be held in captivity and if it is a safety issue for the animal trainers. Briefly in the documentary we are shown an injured Orca whale named Tilikum, after another Orca whale ,from a different Pod, has attacked him. Through the arguments of first hand experiences of trainers and workers, as well as addressing the separation of Orca whale pods,…

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    Blackfish Critique

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    disappointing. It did not just fail; it crashed and burned. “Blackfish” is a documentary that shows the psychological and physical harm Sea World is doing to their Killer whales by keeping them in a confined space. The Documentary also demonstrates the danger Sea World is putting their trainers in by having them work with their killer whales. In response Sea World published, on their website, an article titled "Truth about Blackfish". The article attempts multiple times to discredit "Blackfish"…

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    trainers, like dog trainers, bird trainers and lion tamers but the ones I’ll be focusing on is the dolphin trainers. In SeaWorld, dolphin trainers train dolphins and sometimes killer whales to perform tricks for large group of people. These trainers put on two shows a day to a large group of people, having the dolphins or whales perform tricks or giving the signal to splash the audience with water. It may sound like all fun and games on the outside but that does not mean that there are not any…

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    In 2013, the documentary Blackfish premiered. The director, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, says that she was interested in learning why the orca whales would “bite the hand that feeds it”. She also claims that she did not start the documentary as an animal activists but started the production in order to understand the death incidents. Blackfish follows the story of Tilikum the movie explains his…

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    Although wild and captive orcas are the same species, ultimately, major differences emerge between the two. Orcas, more commonly known as killer whales, are associated with the name Shamu, used by the corporation SeaWorld. SeaWorld is an amusement park that houses many sea creatures including orcas. There’s much debate in the air over how humane it is to keep the massive sea creatures in captivity. Many people advocate for SeaWorld, speaking very highly of the company. The ambience of SeaWorld…

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    Seaworld Reusement Parks

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    this, twenty-six killer whales are imprisoned at four SeaWorld parks as victims of their fulsome treatment. Many visitors of SeaWorld are incognizant to the reality behind the Shamu show. The amusement park hides behind a mask of care and benevolence, but truthfully it is an abusement park. SeaWorld does not and never will have the right to keep orcas in the palm of their hands, let alone risk their trainers’ lives to have such proximity to a wild, untamed animal. Killer whales, despite the…

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    Orca Essay

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    trainer. A few incidents of when an orca acted out were when Orky crushed John Sillick while he was riding another killer whale or when Orkid pulled Tamari into the whale tank. Ken Peters was one of the lucky trainers at SeaWorld. Kasatka dragged him to the bottom of the pool. After continually being let go of and grabbed onto again by Kasatka, Ken Peters eventually convinced the whale to let go of him (Cowperthwaite). “Orcas have not gone crazy, but are frustrated and have no outlet,” as one of…

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    Orcas In Captivity Essay

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    performance consequences, medical problems, and a shorter lifespan. Keeping killer whales in captivity is an inhumane way to entertain humans. Since 1961, orcas have been captured to exhibit them in marine parks. Due to the immense interest of money, owners of these parks wanted to have a more exotic attraction that would catch the publics eye. These magnificent creatures are being forced to perform at least four times a day. Killer whales are highly intelligent mammals. They have learned to…

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    Blackfish Research Paper

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    Killer whales, also known as orcas, are the largest members of the dolphin family and the top predator in their ecosystem. They are one of the most intelligent marine creatures, especially due to their acute senses of sight and hearing. This mammal has an added part of the brain that allows the orcas to communicate between orcas. This language allows them to be social between other whales and also social with human beings. Their beauty has astounded humans for generations, but for many orcas…

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    Orcas In Captivity Essay

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    Navarrete 1 When most people are told to think of a whale, they do not immediately think of a whale swimming in the ocean with the rest of it’s pod. Instead, they usually imagine a whale inside a compact glass tank or performing in front of a huge crowd of people who are on vacation. Killer and Orca whales have been found in captivity since the early nineteen sixties and are still found in captivity to this day. Although many of these amusement park and aquarium visitors would agree that these…

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