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.
We can 't be certain that whale populations can survive large-scale hunting as well as the other daily threats they face. Ban or no ban, whaling remains inhumane and whales are unsuitable for use by humans in this way.” On The Nature Publishing Group they say that “ Major disadvantages of whaling include the potential extinction of some whale species, the unsafe levels of mercury that whale meat can contain and the potential harm to ecosystems that removing whales can cause. In addition, whale watching is a lucrative business in many parts of the world, and whaling could have an impact on that activity.”But the people at People of our Everyday Life say that “Whaling provides a large number of employment opportunities and economic gains”. In conclusion whale poaching could result in the extinction of the whale species. The whale blubber can’t even be eaten and the oil is only used for transmission oil and can easily be substituted out of the oil.
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.
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.
The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is the creation of the great public demand for protection of the beloved whale species that were most at risk of whaling. Despite this Japan still hunts in it illegally. Thankfully, the days of whaling are definitely numbered due to the public seeing commercial whaling for what it is: unnecessary and cruel. Most people do not consume whale meat and believe it is a practice that is long since outdated and whale hunting should stay in the pages of Moby Dick. It is because of people like this who have helped save fin, minke, and sperm whales from extinction and will help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy seeing these grandiose creatures alive and
So after seeing what conditions some dolphins are capture and kill by Japanese fishermen on The Cove, it made me question the situations of all the dolphins that we currently saw in dolphinarium making acrobatics in captivity because money can buy everything but happiness and freedom. Just because it is a custom in their culture doesn’t mean that its right. Humanity is what we need to have a world lot better. We need to have consciousness of what is the problem. Money can buy everything but happiness and freedom.
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.
As an animal with relatively high intelligence, some believe that keeping dolphins in man-made tanks are unethical because it prohibits them from performing behaviors that are common in dolphins in the wild. These dolphins live up to 30 years in small confined tanks that hinders their movements, much like a person spending the rest of his life in a bathtub-sized space. They slowly develop symptoms that suggest chronic stress, and might even attack human trainers out of frustration or aggression. As mentioned previously, killer whales are highly intelligent animals that can communicate with each other and swim up to 100 miles a day. However, they usually spend time with only two to three other killer whales in captivity, and often during the nights, they are isolated.
I believe that SeaWorld should close down because, animals are kept in captivity which is harmful to the orcas.True SeaWorld is a wonderful place to visit, it’s a great place to go and get entertained, but what you might not know is that it is hurting the animals. Keeping the orcas in tanks and cages is very dangerous because when they are let out, their could be very dangerous and can be very grumpy and aggressive. The truth is that the orcas are taken from the pod from the wild and are brought to the SeaWorld. Therefore, when they arrive at SeaWorld, they are expected to make friends with other orcas and become a pod. In my opinion that isn’t good because they have to learn to trust each other, even though they only know their one pod/family forever and having a new family is hard.
I believe in the welfare of animals and therefore I think a commercial whale ban needs to be put forth as whaling has gotten completely out of control. People can’t quite seem to grasp the concept that whaling is just not okay. Anti-whaling activism has a short history compared to other forms of activism and environmental awareness. Early members of environmental organizations began protesting whale hunts around the world in the 20th century. Greenpeace doesn’t believe in violent acts of protest where as my team the Sea Shepherd conservation believes whaling has gotten to such a point that violent outbursts need to be taken to bring awareness.
How can anyone look at the whale crying and think that is morality because it is not. Whale ate one of the trainers. Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of 3 individuals, including a top killer whale trainer, Dawn Brancheau. Blackfish shows the devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. They knew Tilikum was dangerous because in his profile information it states, “Sometimes lunging toward control trainer” 70 plus killer whale trainer accidents but no one talks about them.
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.
Which is true every were you go you are at risk and it is not safe for anybody to swim with sharks. So people are now saying that we need to kill the sharks before they have the chance to attack us. Sharks started hunting people after they saw them pondering around in the ocean. By researching people that hunt sharks are saying that it is easier to
Tilikum was confined to a twenty by thirty foot tanked at night. 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.
I, myself, have been to SeaWorld and have seen the way the animals are treated, with love and respect. Although it is terrible to see such beautiful animals out of their natural habitat, SeaWorld are unable to return them to their homes, as for many animals in the SeaWorld parks, it is their home. Many animals in captivity, such as the infamous Tilikum and Katina, are now too old to be returned to the sea, and frankly, too big. Many of these whales were in fact captured by fishermen many years ago, and have lived in a tank since, but to remove them from the environment at this stage in their life is unfair and would cause great trauma to