But here some qualities that sharks do to help our planet. In fact Sharks keep the ocean food chain in check. They do this when sharks eat seals and it keeps the seal population normal, but if there were no sharks the seal would overtake fish and squid population until they would just go extinct. Another thing sharks do to help our planet is they hold cures for human diseases. They have special characteristics that could be turned into ingredients to help find cures.
Marine parks in the country like SeaWorld, have orcas in tanks that they live in captivity. They use most of the killer whales for their performances in the pool. We all know that orcas are social, and intelligent creatures, that live in the oceans of the earth. We also know that many scientist are trying to study these animals in captivity where they are in tankes. 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.
These whales are friendly in the wild and it’s been reported of them saving humans and interacting with them, as “to this day, there is no record of an orca doing any harm to any humans in the wild” (Wise). Orcas actions could not be more different in captivity. In all, violence has become a common yet horrific scene in aquatic parks. The real horror is between these captured creatures. Orcas with different backgrounds and dialects are placed together without much thought about how this could affect them.
When orcas began getting captured the wild the pods began to catch on. In the documentary Blackfish an Orca researcher named Howard Garrett described how the whales tried to prevent their young from being captured. The adults without young whales would go east and the orcas with the young would go north, in hopes of outsmarting the captors. However, the orca hunters caught on and followed the orcas
The people of the Ethical Treatment of Animals have filed lawsuits on SeaWorld (PETA), PETA claimed that SeaWorld captured 5 orcas from the wild and they are seeking a declaration that those five orcas are slaves and subjected to involuntary servitude. Different rhetorical devices such as extreme exaggeration, ethos, are used to persuade and inform the audience about animals that are being held at SeaWorld in articles Orcas Aren't the Only Ones Being Mistreated at SeaWorld, The Guardian, and As SeaWorld stops breeding orcas, what are the impacts of research?. As seen in the movie Blackfish several orcas at SeaWorld have a collapsed dorsal fin that has the public concerned. According to The Guardian
Freeing Willy: A Rhetorical Analysis on Blackfish the Documentary The documentary film Blackfish, by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a daring venture, which claims that orcas in captivity become dangerous to human beings, as well as to other orcas. Cowperthwaite points to SeaWorld, in particular, since this world-renowned tourist attraction has had many examples that support her claim. In producing this film, Cowperthwaite hopes to bring about an end to SeaWorld’s practice of using killer whales as performance animals since the limited environment is ultimately doing more harm than good for both the whales and their trainers. The purpose of this rhetorical analysis will be to determine whether Blackfish offers a compelling argument. To begin with,
Andre Cole Ricardo Acosta G. English 101 September 22, 2015 Do Killer Whales Actually Belong in Captivity? Ever since wild animals such as Killer Whales have been captured and kept in theme parks and zoos as amusement, there have been issues on whether they should or shouldn’t be kept in captivity. Killer Whales, otherwise commonly referred to as Orcas, have regularly been taken away from the sea at a very young age so they can be trained, raised and kept in theme parks for exhibition. Although theme parks no longer capture whales from the wild, they are still bred in captivity for public display at marine parks such as Sea World (Gorman). Sea World and other theme parks confine whales to tanks that, for them, are about the same size as a
Mr. Tompkins claims that things like growth rate of calves, social structure and social status among others would be difficult to learn in the wild. While it may be difficult it is not impossible, studies such as these have been done. A dorsal fin is a unique structure to each whale, much like a fingerprint, a scientist who has followed a pod can tell the different orcas apart easily. Observing orcas in their natural settings, taking picture of their dorsals are all ways to document growth and social structure. A professional in the field can look at a photograph or animal in the distance and be able to know the approximate size of the animal.
People shouldn’t kill or disturb Loggerhead Turtles. We should save all the Loggerhead Turtles in the world and then we can have them as pets. One main reason for Loggerhead Turtle death is because of fishermen nets. We can save them by going Scuba diving. We can also save Loggerhead Turtles from reckless drivers by Scuba diving because of the debris.
Louie’s imagined treaty with the sharks emphasizes their meaning as a specifically natural violence. He feels it is natural for the sharks to attack him in the water because that is their domain, but unnatural for them to come onto the raft, his territory (Florman int). This view of the sharks also draws a connection between the sharks and the Japanese military, who crossed into American territory to bomb pearl harbor. Louie, therefore, seems to provide a justification for the war: if you cross over borders with violent intentions, then you can expect we will be coming to your territory seeking
Before I begin, I would like to let my viewers know that my credibility on the subject of captive orcas is not a professional one. I am merely someone who opposes the idea of captive orcas. I am also someone who has done some research and believes in the freedom and relocation of orcas to sea pens. For my persuasive project, I decided to create a piece of visual art to express my point. I want to show my audience, anyone on social media, the harsh life of an orca in places like Seaworld.
On SeaWorld’s response they state that these events were accidents, and that the cause of death was not due to the whales, but because of the trainers’ negligence. An example SeaWorld gives of trainer misjudgment, is the incident with trainer John Sillick. On Blackfish we see an orca falling on Mr. Sillick during a show. SeaWorld gives the following response to that event: “Making a poor judgment call based on the routine, Mr. Sillick decided to ride a second perimeter –facing backward -- and took the whale around a second time. This act threw off the timing of the send signal given to the other whale, which performed the behavior exactly as requested, resulting in the accident, not an act of aggression” placing the blame of the incident on the