The whales may become ill, depressed, or even suicidal due to boredom and stress. Not only can the whales harm themselves, but they can harm humans too. Sadly, the name killer whale only comes into play when in captivity. They rarely or even never attack humans when they are in the wild. They only attack in captivity because of the anxiety caused by being locked up.
Keeping the whales in these small tanks and in captivity feeding them barely enough to satisfy them is more likely they 're going to get a sickness over the rough years they have encountered . As the focus of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, Tilikum has been at once regarded as a victim of captivity and a maker of tragedy. Tilikum is a what you shouldn’t mess with because he’s a tragedy waiting to happen. They
Tilikum is well known for killing his trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010. When Tilikum died, SeaWorld said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the killer whale’s death, saying Tilikum had suffered serious health issues but did not give any cause of death. Tilikum was estimated to be 36 years old, and assumed to be born in the waters off from Iceland. The famous orca was featured in the documentary Blackfish, which criticized animal parks that keep killer whales in captivity. Tilikum’s trainer Dawn Brancheau died after Tilikum dragged her underwater by her hair and repeatedly struck her, whilst she was performing with him in the water.
Blackfish By Kirstin O’Neill The blackfish article and the movie are arguing about the captivity of the whales and how they harmful and how they are not. So the documentary had said that the whales are more aggressive in captivity than in the wild. The article claims that whales live longer in captivity than in the wild.
“Tilikum” SeaWorld 's largest orca, is responsible for the deaths of three trainers, which all three deaths could have been prevented if SeaWorld would have recognized the behavior change in Tilikum. The most recent death to occur was Dawn Brancheau, where Tilikum “scalped and dismembered Dawn as well as breaking bones throughout her body before drowning her.” (Prothero) Since Tilikum was the biggest orca in captivity, he need the most space which led to SeaWorld isolating Tilikum into his own tank. This may have looked like a great idea on paper but because of his isolation Tilikum was literally going psychotic. “Stress of captivity drives Tilikum to exhibit abnormal repetitive behavior, including chewing on metal gates and the concrete sides of his tank—so much so that the most of his teeth are completely worn down.”
There were many instances where the killer whale has been misunderstood based on the weighed out factors of said instances. Stated by an article titled “Killer Whales: A Reputation Deserved?”, in Victoria, Canada 1991 at Sealand, a woman fell into the killer whale pool and was repeatedly tossed around until she drowned. When the killer whales tossed her around it was not their intention to kill her they were only playing. 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.
The characters in these stories have faced hardships and have beaten those hardships back because they never gave up. Bethany Hamilton lost her arm because of a shark attack. She faced her fears and went back to surfing. Eleanor Roosevelt was unattractive child but she faced those pains, and turned her pain and unhappiness into strength. The mushers in Alaska, along with their dogs, had to face white-outs and ice-covered rivers.
Whales are able to slow their breathing and heart rate, so many that appear dead are still conscious and feel immense pain. Eventually the whales die of suffocation. Dr Lillie a ship 's physician on a whale expedition in 1946 said, “The gunners themselves admit that if whales could scream, the industry would stop, for nobody would be able to stand it.” This statement clearly tells us that this act against whales is so cruel, if they had a voice people would not be able to handle the things being said. For it would be to honest people would think they were lying.
The boat stayed in tacked. Luscious Luke was now scared for his own life. So, he himself started fighting the big green beast. He yelled, “Curse you, You are as ugly as a mole rat!” Boo got angry and replied, “I will tear your head off like a piece of paper and eat you for
It 's clear that the living conditions that these animals are forced to live in are just plain unethical, but something even worse is the relationship between animals in captivity and a spike in their stress levels. “It 's irrefutable that many zoos drive animals insane -- and if that isn 't cruel, I don 't know what is” (Masci) For starters, SeaWorld is one of the most notorious places in the world accused of stressing out their animals. Since the tanks are so small the whales tend to get very stressed out, and some former workers even say that the whales seem to go psychotic. “ If you were on a bathtub for 25 years, don 't you think you get a little irritated, aggravated, maybe a little psychotic ” (“Blackfish”)? A clear example is when one of the
In this tank Tilikum had two females’ roommates, in this extremely small tank Tilikum was abused by the two females killer whales. Which lead Tilikum to have a psychosis. Witnesses say that that he was the main instigator in the died of Keltie Byrne was Tilikum. These is the behavior that SeaWorld ignored and fail to tell the trainers.
There have been multiple incidents at SeaWorld when killer whales have attacked people. The most popular killer whale attack is the death of Dawn Brancheau by Tilikum, the largest male orca captive at SeaWorld Orlando. This was just one out of three deaths that Tilikum was involved in. He also played a part in the deaths of trainer, Keltie Lee Byrne, and park visitor Daniel Dukes. An autopsy completed by Dr. Joshua Stephany, a medical examiner, determined the injuries Brancheau had sustained after Tilikum had pulled her into the pool.
Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine. Sharks are very at-risk for over-fishing because they take a long time to reach the stage where they can reproduce and in general only have a few pups when they give birth.
Everything about placing orcas in captivity is wrong, and it all starts at the capturing of the whales. Its not just the fact that people are taking them from their natural environment, but it 's how the people do it. Pods are located and then hunted down in a quite aggressive manner. Pods are chased into coves with bombs, aircraft, and boats until captured in a corral made of net. One by one, the babies, who are supposed to stay with their mother their entire life, are picked out and kidnaped from the pod.
A couple minutes later something happened that no one suspected. A couple minutes after they got to the beach, Bethany was lying on her board and she was dangling her arm in the water. Before she knew it a shark came out the water and bit her arm clean off. Bethany didn’t panic, she didn’t even scream. She called out as calm as she could and said ‘’I just got attacked by a shark!’’