Since the display of captive whales has begun, one hundred and fifty-four people have either been injured or killed by a whale attack (Jacobs). For instance, Dawn Brancheau was killed by the tix ton bull orca whale, Tilikum (”Should Orcas Be Kept in Captivity?”). Tilikum was separated from his mother when he was two years old and had been moved from park to park his entire life. The separation issues from losing his mother and never having a true home had an immense physiological effect on Tilikum that caused him to lash out and kill one of the most experienced trainers at Sea World. Another instance of a deadly killer whale attack happened in Spain.
I think Killer Whales should not be in captivity because, of the injures they can get in their tanks, how they get stressed out and they are better in the wild. The first reason why I think should not be in captivity is of what happens in their tank. The first piece of evidence from the PETA practical “Aquariums and Marine Parks” is that since the tanks for the orcas are usually small for them, they get insane because of the echolocation they use. This makes me think that since their fin sometimes curves, that they would get injured while swimming. In addition, this might make the whale die faster than what they are supposed to live to.
Wild animals such as the killer whales should not be kept in captivity because they are dangerous , breeding a dangerous whales produces more potentially danger. Tilikum is known for his killing Sealand trainer Keltie Byrne .” When she fell into the pool containing all three orcas, she was pulled to the bottom of the enclosure by Tilikum tossed around among the three orcas and ultimately drowned “.Seaworld heard that the 12,000 pound orca was on the market they quickly purchased him for its breeding program. 54 percent of Seaworld 's orcas have his genes.The fact that seaworld is breeding their most dangerous whale tilikum, it should be taken into further into account, because the more whales in captivity with his DNA the more dangerous work becomes for trainers and other that encounter these animals. Since keeping whales in captivity is dangerous we should not be breeding
In Orlando, Florida yet another event occurred producing the same results, although the common fact remains killer whales were in captivity when these human being were killed. The whales most likely thought these women were fish not people. It is a common misconception of natural instinct and imaginative onlookers; these whales are not people they are wild marine life. It is no secret that killer whales have a bad reputation, however what earned the reputation was sheer unintentional killings. Orinus Orcas are wild marine life that should not be prosecuted like human beings, and the name “Killer Whales” is the result of false
“An average person takes about 12 steps before they litter.”(“Eye-Opening Statistics”). This is a shocking statistic. An average person shouldn’t even litter, littering harms the environment in many ways. It harms the oceans, each year about 300,000 dolphins die because the government throws the trash littered into the oceans. There are millions of dolphins out in the oceans and they are declining fast because people couldn’t take another 12 steps to get to the trash cans that are all over the place in cities.
This event put the lives of the crew of the Essex in danger and limited their food and water supplies to all that they could carry in three small whaleboats. On page 90 a quote from the text states, “Elsewhere they broke through the planks to find casks of freshwater- more, in fact, than they could safely
That’s so crazy! Some people like to think that if SeaWorld has to close down, then so should the zoo. But that is really different, at the zoo no know has been hurt by an animal (at least I don’t think so), but at SeaWorld they have been many death occurred, because kids think it is safe for them to touch the animals, plus while training the orcas killed the trainers. “Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years—their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The average age of death for orcas who have died at SeaWorld is 13 years old,” by SeaWorldog Hunt.
In many zoos, animals are forced to live in prison-like cages for a large portion of their lives and are deprived of food. Harsh treatment like this can lead to aggressiveness and psychotic behavior. In the documentary “Blackfish”, which is a film that informs us about what really goes on behind the scenes of Seaworld, a killer whale named Tilikum had been deprived of food along with another whale. Tilikum was a new whale at the park and was training with an experienced whale, and when he would not perform the trick correctly the workers wouldn’t allow them to eat. This caused the other experienced whale to become frustrated with Tilikum and she would rake her teeth across his body, forming many scars.
A physical appearance that becomes a result of being held in captivity is all the orcas have a collapsed dorsal fin, this is a result of the orcas being so close to the surface of the water all the time this only happens in 1% of the wild orcas (The Fate of Captive Orcas). These orcas are used to having endless areas to roam and swim but when they are captive they are limited to small boxed areas. Another fallback to orcas being held in captivity is in the wild males on average live to 30 with a max of 60, while females on average live up to 46 with a max of 90 but with SeaWorld’s orcas 92% die by the age of 25 (The Fate of Captive Orcas). Although it may seem like they have it better in captivity it doesn’t better them in the long
Jamie Coulson specifies that “Sea World disregards the natural reproductive habits of animals in order to force mother hood on them at young ages” (“5 Disturbing Facts…”). Coulson argues that animal trainers have no professional qualifications in order inseminate an orca because their job is to simply entertain the public and put on a good show. She states that even though female orcas reach sexual maturity until age fifteen, they are forced to breed at eight years old. She points out that Sea World has lied when they said that they do artificial insemination in order to maintain the species alive. She indicates that Sea world sometimes gets sperm form orcas that have died, and in fact this cannot be healthy for the female orcas (“5 Disturbing Facts…”).