One thing Seaworld isn’t telling us is that they take whales from their families in the wild. When whales are taken from families they are lost forever. When a whale is taken from its pod, ( families lived in pods) the whale could have some negative effects. Every pod has their own way of speaking with whistling and shrieks. When whales go to aquarium they
World Animal Protection USA, an organization that promotes the need to help suffering animals, stated, “Dolphins in the wild may swim up to 40 or 50 miles in a day and can dive to depths of hundreds of feet. Even in the largest captive facilities, dolphins have access to less than 1/10,000 of 1% (0.000001%) of the space available to them in their natural environment.” Dolphin captivity is when people keep dolphins in closed-in areas and own them for educational purposes or entertainment purposes. Dolphin circuses are groups of people who keep dolphins, normally illegally, to train them to do tricks and show off their tricks to people for a price. Dolphins, who are not kept in captivity and circuses are in their natural habitat, the ocean.
A few animals that have change in order to survive are the bull shark, the igloo viper, poison dart frog, and the red bore, according to “Costa Rica Animals”. “The Bull Shark and its Fresh Out Come” states that the bull shark had the most changes in itself in order to survive, the bull shark changed itself so it can breathe in salt and freshwater. This a huge change “according to “Freshwater biologist Smith Angel”(Costa rica and its changing habitat) says freshwater biologist Smith Angel. Because the bull shark change its lungs and cells in order to breathe oxygen from both fresh and saltwater. The Bull shark will most often go into freshwater or a river in to breed and raise its pups, “The Bull Shark will going into Fresh water only for breeding, which includes raising its pups witch is down by the mother” (Costa rica and its changing habitat) says freshwater biologist Smith Angel.
It takes years of study and experience to meet the strict requirements necessary to interact in the water with Shamu. Come to find out, it really is more about your personality and how good you can swim. I went and tried out, got the job right away.’ This reveals that most of the trainers were ill-prepared and undertrained to deal with such creatures. Furthermore, this can be the cause of all the incidence including to what happened to Dawn Brancheau who was completely mutilated by a whale. Despite the interview with a former trainer, from a document which was published after the release of Blackfish by SeaWorld to object
The main purpose of Blackfish is to answer why a captured whale would become so aggressive and turn on its trainers. To answer this Cowperthwaite frames the documentary around Tilikum by interviewing experts in the field such as Lori Marino (Director of Science with Non-human Rights Program), and former SeaWorld trainers, such as John Hardgrove who recall capturing young orca 's, like Tilikum, away from their families and placing them into solitary confinement. One of the most emotionally gripping parts of the film is a heartbreaking
For example, another great scene was when they used the Jaws theme to build suspense, when Matt Harper decides to build the cage and decides to stick poison into the shark to finally end this and the shark attacks the cage. But he loses the staff after stabbing the shark and decides swim after the pole, so Matt Harper hides underwater behind the rock. Quint and Brody decide to bring up the Cage and the great editing between the shark footage used and the blended boat footage when they are bringing up the cage and you see this great footage of this shark going crazy on top of the cage and then the shark swims away. The shark has finally submerged the ship and we see the shark on the boat for the first time while Quint is fighting the shark away the shark grabs Quint and kills him and swims away with Quint. Then the shark comes back to attack Brody and he picks up an air tank and sticks into the shark's mouth and the shark swims away.
Zoos generally hold a variety of animals for public display, also known as “zoological parks.” On the other hand, aquariums and marine mammal parks also known as “sea-parks,” hold fish and amphibians. These parks that exhibit animals are inhumane and barbaric. Vulnerable creatures are being abused daily and few seem to care about this issue because it is an issue in which animals cannot advocate for themselves. Zoos and sea-parks should be banned and closed for good because they force animals to live in tiny enclosures, which consequently leads to abnormal behavior in most animals. As a matter of fact, zoos and sea-parks do not serve as conservation and education as they solemnly swear they do.
Zoos Should Be Banned Imagine you are five years old, someone breaks into your home, kills your aunt and possibly your older brother in the process of kidnapping you. You are separated from your loved ones, leaving your mother in severe pain and grief. You are taken somewhere unknown, imprisoned in a cell where people come watch you for their own entertainment. This is exactly how animals held captive in zoos and sea-parks feel. Zoos generally hold a variety of animals for public display, also known as “zoological parks.” On the other hand, sea-parks, hold fish and amphibians.
Therefore, many countries have taken part in conserving them by keeping the Penguins captive. This has lead to many moral issues regarding the conservation of Humboldt Penguins. Firstly, the Humboldt Penguin usually spends hours of hunting and swimming in the wild, however in the zoos they cannot swim long distances as the area and length of the pool is very limited. Many experts think that generations of penguins who have lived their lives in zoos will have a different body compared to wild penguins as they do not have the need to swim long distances to catch their prey. Secondly, the Humboldt Penguins are very timid animals, and when put into zoos often the tourists make them even more afraid and shy.
For example, artificial selection would be taking a wild animal, such as a whale, living in the huge ocean and putting him/her in a place like Seaworld, where they don’t adapt to the environment well, and are not used to the resources and rules. As you can see there has been many deaths at Seaworld because the animals, such as Orca whales, can not adapt to the small warm environment after being in the huge ocean with their family for their whole life. As said on “Live Science”“A 3-month-old orca calf
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. Most sharks only have one or two pups every time they give birth. These factors make the time-period
Just last month California signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act that will hopefully become the first of many pieces of legislation coming to support the orca population. This legislation bans the breeding of killer whales, as well as keeping them in captivity for the purpose of entertainment. This issue has been in the public eye for many years but really came more to the forefront in 2013 when the documentary "Blackfish" was released. This documentary re-started the conversation about keeping killer orca whales in captivity. It highlighted the dilemma on multiple different levels including the emotional and sympathetic side of the issue, the ethics of keeping these animals in captivity as well as the scientific logic against this practice.
In recent years, orcas, dolphins, and many other aquatic mammals, have been poorly kept captive in enclosures by Seaworld and many other marine parks; some people believe that these animals are professionally taken care of, but the reality is that marine mammals overtime will act aggressively towards humans and this can break family bonds or interaction with other marine mammals of their kind. When the first marine mammals were placed in captivity in nineteen sixty-four, people wondered to themselves if captivity of sea mammals was a good or bad idea since it seemed cruel to keep an intelligent animal in confinement; ever since people wondered about it, people, books, and documentaries like “Blackfish,” have “compellingly describes many of the reasons why keeping orcas in captivity is -- and always has been -- a bad idea” and this can be seen from the number of incidents and issues that have went public in recent years. The biggest issues with putting aquatic mammals in a small, water filled tanks include the following: these animals are rarely provided wide open
They are being forced, and rewarded with food, love and attention. These whales are being induced to have artificial behaviors. The organization PETA stated that Sea World has been sued over keeping these mammals in captivity: “In October 2011, PETA filed a law suit against Sea World on behalf of five wild-captured orcas…” The documentary, Blackfish is a 2013 piece directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite that focuses
In 2013, a documentary called Blackfish was released to the public. This film was produced, written, and directed by a lady named Gabriela Cowperthwaite, as a way to show the world how poorly whales are treated and why they do not belong in captivity. Blackfish also shows how little people really know about the beautiful and highly intelligent orca whale itself. Her film was seen by many, and touched the hearts of a lot people, taking the debate of the topic to a higher level. The movie hits on a lot of main issues about captivity, told by reliable people, along with proven statistics to go along with them.