strange and even dangerous behavior is nothing new for SeaWorld 's orcas. — they 've been spotted floating for hours on end, according to the Dodo. 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.
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.”
By using the particular interview with a former trainer which he stated ‘I always thought you needed, like a master 's degree in marine biology to be a trainer. 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.
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! But, it's not that simple. Poachers have a very good way of getting these animals.
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.
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). Santiago, though, couldn’t have been more wrong.
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.
My friend said he wanted me in the room with him because he was scared. 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.
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.
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. According to CBS News article, “Girl Bitten While Feeing Dolphin at
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. Here, Jack found two
The movie Blackfish is a documentary about Orca whales and their abhorrent treatment throughout SeaWorld’s history, detailing how the whales should be freed from their enclosures and sent back into the oceans where they belong to protect not only themselves, but to the trainers and visitors of SeaWorld as well. Blackfish revolves around one Orca named Tilikum, at 12,000 pounds he was the dominant one at SeaWorld. However, Tilikum’s public murder of three trainers changed the way people looked at SeaWorld. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite released a documentary in 2013 titled Blackfish detailing SeaWorld’s horrific treatment of its marine animals, especially the Orcas, in captivity. Ms. Cowperthwaite’s vision of Blackfish entailed “reaching
The film Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite employs rhetorical strategies to convey the alarming misfortune that orca whales experience in captivity. The film follows the appalling story of the bull orca whale Tilikum and the three human fatalities he is responsible for. Ms. Cowperthwaite uses interviews with dismayed former trainers and whale experts as a vehicle to explore the gap between the conglomerate SeaWorld’s public image and its palpable reality. The wild orcas that researchers describe as highly socialized, gentle animals are juxtaposed with the creatures portrayed in footage from SeaWorld’s marine parks. The latter are abused, confined to dark cages, and live in small concrete pools that are nothing in comparison to the one
Director, writer, and producer, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, in her documentary, Blackfish, describes the shameless hunting and treatment of killer whales. Cowperthwaite’s purpose is to persuade us into opening our eyes to the reality of what we are doing to killer whales by confining them in captivity. She invents an emotionally wrenching tone in order to transmit to the adult viewers that living in captivity may not be acceptable life for the whales. The film effectively showed that the whales should not be kept in captivity by giving the audience examples of their signs of aggression and displays of emotion. Cowperthwaite begins her documentary by showing how killer whales can become barbaric when held captive.