(Blackfish). Killer whales in the wild are aggressive towards each other just as they are to humans, in 1989 an accident involving two whales: Kandu and Corky resulted in Kandu bleeding to death. (Kirby 2) this would have never happened if the whales had the enough space they needed to separate from each other. Contrastingly, killer whales in the wild are more peaceful toward each other and humans. There is only one accident of an orca biting someone in the wild.
Parks claim that conservation is the main reason they are open, but nearly half of all organizations spend 1% of their revenues in conservation (Zoos Hurt Conservation). So what does that really say about zoos and sea-parks? Ultimately, zoos and sea-parks should be banned. The limited space given to animals is not enough for any of them, it is like being imprisoned. The enclosures lack plenty of the nature found in wildlife.
Imagine you are stuck in a jail cell, blindfolded. You are forced to do ever anyone says, and you do tricks for other amusement. That’s how a whale in captivity feels all the time. Whales shouldn’t be held captive because whales are taken from their families, whales are forced to do shows, and most importantly whales have to live in to small tanks which can be harmful to the whale. One thing Seaworld isn’t telling us is that they take whales from their families in the wild.
They live in cramped tiny pools and are forced to live with other orcas that are not related to them this makes them stressful and that why they are aggressive toward humans and sometimes each other. Besides Tilikum recently on September 20th, 2015 on of San Diegos Orcas named "Nakai" hit his face with a portion of the pool during show time despite the whales injury they kept the show running. Later on they found a piece of his chin at the bottom of the pool. Another thing that I noticed is that SeaWorld has lied to us and there are also some interesting thing we did not know about SeaWorld; For starters When the orcas get sunburn they cover it with Black Zinc Oxide, Some of SeaWorld orcas where kidnapped but the once that were not captured they were
These orcas are ripped away from their families and brought into an unnatural environment which could be quite stressful. Orcas are highly sociable and emotional animals as a result of “a part of an orca whale’s brain extend[ing] outward adjacent to their limbic system into what neuroscientists call a paralimbic cleft, which processes emotions” (Wise). These are animals that are commonly known as friendly and social, but in captivity, they “exhibit such disturbed behavior as chewing the sides of their tank or swimming in exactly the same pattern for hour after hour” due to anxiety and depression (Visser). These actions that they present are the equivalent to compulsive behaviors in humans with psychological issues such as locking and unlocking doors, obsessively washing hands, or repeating a specific task multiple times a day. Keeping orcas in an obviously psychologically stressinducing environment has no true
Indeed, as claimed by the Animal Equality, six of eight zoos in Spain operate entertaining performances with species including sea lions, dolphins and so on. This causes fear and anxious behaviors to zoo animals. What is worse, in Madrid zoo, there are some species of dolphins hit on the face while being on display to the public. As a result, zoo’s lifespan is not long and caged animals easily get depressed. Researched by the Animal Equality, animals face a risk of “stereotypic” if they perform strange behaviors such as grooming, circling, etc.
Eventually on the journey it all turns bad. They have run out of food and water, and they are both slowly dying. Luckily they end up on an island with fresh water and food. Throughout their journey their survival skills are tested to the limit and are required for them to survive. Today in society everyone assumes that tigers and other animals are just vicious animals, when actually, they can be tamed.
Zoos treat animals poorly, care more about profit, and rob them from having normal lives. First, zoos treat their animals very poorly and are cruel to them. For example, an article from ABC News.go talks about a sloth bear at the Toledo Zoo that died of dehydration because zoo officials thought she was pregnant. They denied food and water for weeks. The zoo animals have to live in tiny, filthy, and barren enclosures.
We don’t know for sure what first caused lionfish to be introduced to the Atlantic waters, but it is believed that it was by hobbyist and/or pet owners that no longer wanted the lionfish, or could no longer provide the proper care for them. Lionfish are a great danger to coral reefs because of its voracious appetite, growth and reproduction rate, and their lack of predators. Lionfish are by no means picky eaters as there have been over 70 different species of fish found in the bellies of lionfish, along with many invertebrate species like crabs and shrimp. When food is very scarce a lionfish’s metabolism will slow to essentially a stop, allowing them
Waste such as plastic, water bottles, straws and so on we all know these materials cannot be digested and can cause the animals in the sea died. Marine animals would assume that plastic water bottle and a straw is devoured. Therefore, they will eat this waste will in turn cause choking, cannot be digested and eventually they die. There is also the case a few months ago, where a turtle was rescued when a straw sticking out of his nose. If no rescue parties, possibly turtle was going to die so soon.