They’ve also been spotted "pacing" their tanks, smashing their teeth off on tank walls and seriously injuring each other. Back in April of this year, video was taken of Morgan in panic, banging her head repeatedly into a metal grate. So, no matter what excuse is given by Loro Parque or SeaWorld, nothing justifies the alarming and heartbreaking behavior displayed by Morgan — except of course that her life in captivity hasn 't been easy. In addition to the normal stress of captivity, Morgan has reportedly been targeted by the other orcas and is regularly bullied. It’s time to set her free.
” This stated that forcing whales to do unnatural thing such as flips can be unhealthy for many whales. Almost all whales die of bacteria in the lungs or lack of exercise.While Seaworld claims that these shows inspire children, the whales are getting sick. The whales are forced to to tricks for food. None of these stunts would naturally happen in the wild. Seaworld is in it for the money.
“Tilikum” SeaWorld 's largest orca, is responsible for the deaths of three trainers, which all three deaths could have been prevented if SeaWorld would have recognized the behavior change in Tilikum. The most recent death to occur was Dawn Brancheau, where Tilikum “scalped and dismembered Dawn as well as breaking bones throughout her body before drowning her.” (Prothero) Since Tilikum was the biggest orca in captivity, he need the most space which led to SeaWorld isolating Tilikum into his own tank. This may have looked like a great idea on paper but because of his isolation Tilikum was literally going psychotic. “Stress of captivity drives Tilikum to exhibit abnormal repetitive behavior, including chewing on metal gates and the concrete sides of his tank—so much so that the most of his teeth are completely worn down.” (Prothero) This stress caused Tilikum to exert aggression to other orcas when let out but also toward trainers. Because SeaWorld failed to recognize the abnormal behavior in Tilikum which ultimately led to the death of Dawn Brancheau and many
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
These amazing creatures have been around for a very long time. They can live up to over 100 years! Sadly, many people are poaching these animals. As WWF states, “slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin, and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation” (WWF). As many other people think, we need to stop this!
It is about a curious little white seal called Kotick that was born on the beach. One day Kotick discovers that there is a place in which every year the men came and kill seal to skin them. The experience is very traumatic for him, but when he talks about it with the other seals, the black ones, everybody suggest him to forget what he had seen and to remain in his place. Not convinced with the answers Kotick travels to other beaches so as to find a secure place for the black seals. In this story it is possible to observe that once more, the white seal is the one that is worried with the security of the back ones.
On his 85th day out to sea, Santiago encounters a marlin who resists his attempts at catching him leading to a two-day feud. Once Santiago makes it to sea he manages to get a strong and huge marlin to fall for his bait. This is reminiscent to another time of his life when he went a prolonged time with bad luck and wasn’t able to capture anything, but when he finally made a catch, it was a giant fish. Instead of the marlin allowing Santiago a quick kill, he fights back and refuses to stop swimming, dragging along Santiago’s skiff with him. In Santiago’s mind, he isn’t that bothered or worried about the fish putting up a fight thinking, “This will kill him… He can’t do this forever” (Hemingway 45).
He had been swimming aimlessly for the past 4 days and after thirst and hunger set in, exhaustion took its toll and there he floated; victim to the current and where it would take him. The fish boat he was travelling in capsized 2 days prior, toppling over and smothering him and the 150+ people he was with. It first tilted slowly then all at once; none of them could swim and the merciless sea made quick work of them, swallowing them and muting their gutting howls. Silence returned and prevailed. He was lucky, he could swim.
After we were done there we went back to fishing and again he didn’t catch a fish neither did I but we had a fun time. While, I stayed the night with him and at exactly 1:41 PM we snuck out the house and snuck into a pond. We were fishing and then someone pulled up so I whistled and he ran towards me and I told him stay down, the guy shined his lights and seen us, we had to run all the way back home about 1 mile and a half. We lost the guy after about 50 yards he was an older guy maybe 62. Then we went back to his house and laughed for about 10 minutes about how we almost got
Animal Cruelty: The Use of Animals for Entertainment In 2011, Greyhound trainer Robbie Williams was arrested for the deaths of 37 greyhounds (Kitzmiller). They were starved to death just weeks after the racing season was over (Kitzmiller). Due to events like these, people all over the world are wondering if the use of animals for entertainment includes the awful act of animal cruelty. Many may argue that the use of animals for entertainment is ok because it is what the animals were born to do (ProQuest Staff); however,the use of animals for entertainment is not okay and constitutes animal cruelty because the animals are not getting the care they need, and the animals are suffering. The people in support of using animals for entertainment
A dolphin bit a boy at the petting attraction while under the supervision of a SeaWorld Employee. Three weeks prior to this incident a six year old boy was also bitten at the same Dolphin Cove exhibit. OSHA did not present SeaWorld with a citation because no employees were injured in either situation. SeaWorld spokeswoman Becca Bides responded to the dolphin attack by stating that no changes would be made to the exhibit. The most recent incident involving a dolphin biting a patron occurred in 2012.
Since the PT boats that didn’t fire torpedoes also didn’t have radar, it was difficult for them to find each other. It was especially difficult during the night, when they couldn’t establish visual contact with each other either. This either made them sitting ducks, or hopelessly lost. Destroyers are much larger and much slower than PT boats, but Jack’s crew didn’t spot it in the time it took for them to get out of the way before the Japanese destroyer rammed their boat, killing 2 of his crew. Jack and the 10 other crew he saved swam for 5 hours before they got to Olasana island.