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  • Seaworld Ethical Cases

    George Millay, Milt Shedd, Ken Norris and David DeMott originally founded the SeaWorld we know today in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s. It was originally a subsidiary of Busch Gardens, housing a bird sanctuary, and eventually it turned into a water park. Its founders, however, had plans for the facility. They envisioned an underwater restaurant that would allow guests to look into a large pool and see marine animals close up but that idea soon expanded when Ted Griffin, sold Shamu to SeaWorld in 1965. According SeaWorld veteran trainer John Hardgrove, their original vision “required the park to cultivate the visitors’ curiosity about and concern for the animal life of the oceans - a perfect balance of environmentalism and capitalism (29).”…

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  • Case Study Of Seaworld

    Orcas have their own sophisticated culture and way of life, but living in captivity may not allow them to realize the full benefit of cultural theory. This is not what the founders of SeaWorld envisioned. Therefore, because of documentaries like Black Fish and pressure from animal researchers, activist and those who embrace cultural theory, SeaWorld is moving away from the practice of holding orcas in captivity. This may seem like a potential disaster for such a successful business model and…

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  • Seaworld Case Study

    In 1973 SeaWorld opened its doors, but little did we know 41 years later it would make 1.377 billion dollars off the brutalization of the animals that they use for show. SeaWorld’s continued abuse of not only orcas but all of the other captive animals has resulted in psychological damage to them and from that deaths and injuries to the trainers and personnel which could have been prevented. Tilikum is one of the most famous whales and the most dangerous in the SeaWorld fleet, at 12500 pounds…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Seaworld

    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 when given limited space and little contact with others of their kind. Orcas are a lot like humans, they live in families and when not held in captivity their lifespan is similar to…

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  • Seaworld Parks And Entertainment Inc.: A Case Study

    However, it was too late. She was killed by Tilkum, and people witnessed the accident. An audience (Eldon Skaggs) said that he heard the whale was not responding to directions during an earlier show. Besides, this was not first time to kill people for Tilikum, it was third time. A head of animal training at all Sea World parks (Chuck Tompkins) said “there wasn’t anything to indicate that there was a problem.” He also mentioned that Tilikum had performed well in the show. Strange to say, as he…

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  • Blackfish Film Techniques

    Captured Entertainment In a notorious documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, stories of remarkable yet highly viscous orca whales are recognized. In this film, Blackfish, former SeaWorld trainers and employees are interviewed in order to discover and expose the truth about the astounding conditions and treatment of these well cherished killer whales. While held in captivity, the orca whales exemplify horrific and shocking behavior, that would not otherwise exist in the wild. Blackfish…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Blackfish

    Throughout the documentary Blackfish, which debuted in 2013, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite argues that SeaWorld 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…

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  • Cruel Treatment Of Orfish By Simon Worrall: Article Analysis

    In the National Geographic interview written by Simon Worrall, “Former Trainer Slams SeaWorld for Cruel Treatment of Orcas," author and former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove sheds light on the mistreatment of the killer whales. Hargrove also talks about his book, Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish, where he shares anecdotes from his life as a trainer and what led him on his journey to orca advocacy. The interview is also full of Mr. Hargrove’s opinions…

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  • Reflection Paper About Blackfish

    about Blackfish The documentary Black fish uses many forms of documentary film making in order to imprint its message of the treatment of killer whales at SeaWorld permanently in our minds. The movie uses the whale Tilikum, who was the biggest killer whale in captivity, as an instrument to show us how killer whales are treated in the world of animal training. First portraying how the whales were unethically captured from the wild by the SeaWorld industry, and how the young were separated from…

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  • Ethos In Blackfish

    In the documentary Blackfish, the director is Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and when she created the documentary, she used ethos, pathos, 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…

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