In the film Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the scene in which Seaworld trainer Kenneth Peters, almost died when he was repeatedly pulled and dragged under the water by the killer whale kasatka, was by the most breathtaking and disturbing footage presented throughout the film. Based on this scene, the director is arguing that the captivity of Killer whales is inhumane, because the emotions humans contain and express are equivalent or inferior to those of animals, which can lead to extreme mental instability. Similarly Mark twain also touches upon the ideas of animals being equal or superior towards humans in “The Lowest Animal”. Furthermore, Twain brilliantly and satirically describes the animal kingdom and the placement of humans on it. He argues that Animals are the lower species when he states that “ the higher animals have no religion.
If Pit bull owners would spay/neuter their dogs, then biting rates would go down. The public needs to stop believing in all of the things on the internet about Pit bulls- then their poor reputation would go away. The public also just needs to be accepting and forgive the breed’s past that they are not even responsible for. Every year 150 people are killed walking underneath coconut trees by falling coconuts, but Pit bulls kill less a two thirds less people than coconuts, yet Pit bulls are banned in some places while coconuts are
Chillingworth does not feel as though Hester, his wife, has had a hersh enough punishment “which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge” for her aside from jail time and public humiliation (Hawthorne 11.1). The severe punishment she has already received is not enough in his perspective. Captain Ahab sees the whale Moby Dick as a wall blocking him from his life. In his mind, he is unable to move forward until he has killed the whale. Both Characters feel as though they have been wronged and vengeance is the only way to correct it.
Today, whaling is still a threat, and the International Whaling Commission tries to regulate all whales killed, but there is still a lot happening under the radar. Countries such as Japan and Iceland are illegally killing hundreds of whales a year. There is still much to be learned about these beautiful creatures, but one thing is for sure: whaling without regulation will result in the extinction of many whale species. Whales are one of the most mysterious creatures in the ocean and it is sad to think of a world without them. Before we decide that whaling is completely evil and should be stopped immediately, one must remember that aboriginal
Basically, my position is that countries should be able to pursue whaling if they wish, though I would prefer the catches to me as small as possible and absolutely do not tolerate the killing of threatened and endangered species. Norway acts in a much more humane way than the fisherman of Taiji. Norway has had a long tradition of whaling and using whale meat for food and blubber for oil, especially in harsh, cold northern regions. Norwegian fishermen patrol their waters with explosive harpoons that kill most whale instantaneously. The Taiji fishermen on the other hand unnecessarily slay thousands of dolphins by bombarding them with agonizingly loud noises.
A trainer from SeaWorld described it as signs that the whale would show to a certain person. She also noted that whales will act noticeably different with certain people (Lee). However these are still wild animals and are completely unpredictable. People all over are now protesting that the whales be out of captivity or at least stop having shows. Protest have been a contributing factor for ending the shows around the globe.
For example, people’s desire to taste shark fin soup has tormented many sharks by having them living without fins and finally die in pain. Also, the vast release of carbon dioxide from people’s factories, uses of the air conditioner and cars has resulted in global warming, which afflicts polar bears to near extinction. Similarly, deforestation excessively annihilates habitats of many forest animals, resulting in an immense decrease in their population. All of these do not represent harmony in nature at all. If humans continue to ruin the shelters of animals, no wonder humans will die eventually because of the unbalanced population of each species and the destruction of the world.
"'I feel that Manson's appearance and giving his forum to spout his poisoned philosophy is not in the best interest of the Mississippi Coast community...In the interest of unity and cohesion in the community, I ask you to cancel this concert!'" (Mayor Ken Combs pg. 250) Marilyn Manson was, and is still by less than before, misunderstood. Usually because of his appearance and stage performance, people think he is down right evil and wants everyone to die. But that is not true at all, there has been rumors of puppies being killed at his concerts (which isn't true, in fact he has tried being vegan many time), but the truth of the matter is, he has donated to several charities.
However, they usually spend time with only two to three other killer whales in captivity, and often during the nights, they are isolated. Because the tanks in marine parks are cleaned every day and does not provide any entertainment for the animals, some killer whales started eating the paint on the walls out of boredom. One of the killer whales in SeaWorld, Unna, repeated this process so much that it bloodied and bruised her jaw. So much paint was peeled off that her trainer had trouble identifying his own position while performing in the water (Hargrove, 2015, p. 84). Since the killer whale performances require absolute precision, trainer rely on the paint on the bottom of the tank to position themselves, when the paint was bitten off, it poses great risks on the
In my opinion, I believe that marine mammals should not be held in captivity for many reasons. To start, they are taking away the animals from their natural habitat. Secondly, captivity causes both major and minor health problems. Another significant reason is that the poor marine creatures do not have enough space to swim resulting in severe boredom and causing them to do harm to themselves Captivity causes many health problems for the innocent marine mammals. There was an incident when Six of Marineland 's seals were blinded, or got serious eye problems because of the unclean water.