SeaWorld Essays

  • Aggression In Seaworld

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    unethical, but something even worse is the relationship between animals in captivity and a spike in their stress levels. “It 's irrefutable that many zoos drive animals insane -- and if that isn 't cruel, I don 't know what is” (Masci) For starters, SeaWorld is one of the most notorious places in the world accused of stressing out their animals. Since the tanks are so small the whales tend to get very stressed out, and some former workers even say that the whales seem to go psychotic. “ If you were

  • Persuasive Essay On Seaworld

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    building that largely proclaims a sign that says ´SeaWorld.´ The thrill of seeing animals that they don 't normally see fills the child to the brim. Their elated feelings rise as they walk into the Shamu Stadium, with an announcer welcoming them. They 're so happy that they don 't realize that they 're about to witness inhumane acts for entertainment. Sea World is an inhumane facility, and needs to be shut down. But children are blind to this fact, as SeaWorld is a corrupt organization that is excellent

  • Seaworld Captive Behavior Analysis

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    Orcas were not the only animals at SeaWorld exhibiting aggressive behavior. Several instances have been documented in which dolphins have acted aggressively to both a SeaWorld trainer and SeaWorld patrons. According to USA Today’s article, “Captive animals ' attack on trainers and public” dolphins have engaged in aggressive behavior. “In 2000 a dolphin entangled a trainer in a net, spun her around and held her underwater during a dolphin capture exercise. The trainer suffered three factures and

  • Ethos Pathos Logos In Blackfish

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    by Gabriela Cowperthwaite to expose Seaworld and to show people what really happened with attacks on trainers such as the one Dawn Brancheau and the mistreatment of animals through many series of interviews of ex-trainers, experts on orcas, orca hunters, and eye witnesses of gruesome experiences. She accompanied her interviews with an array of video clips to back up her interviewer 's testimonies for her film. Cowperthwaite built her argument against Seaworld by using various examples of ethos, logos

  • Tilikum: Meet The Animals

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    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

  • Argumentative Essay On Blackfish

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    for the deaths of 2010 SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two other individuals. The documentary begins with this incident but goes as far back to the 1970 's show the audience how young Orcas are captured in the wild and taken from their families and natural environments. Since its release at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Blackfish has achieved both critical acclaim and caused controversy regarding SeaWorld 's treatment of its animals as well as retaliation from SeaWorld as to the legitimacy of

  • Blackfish Captivity

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    Blackfish is a film that touches on the subject of whales in captivity. It turned into a very controversial matter, starting protests against SeaWorld on the streets, and questioning its care for the animals they keep. It even reached a point where SeaWorld had to make a document claiming the film being inaccurate, and false in its testimonies. The most relevant issues discussed in Blackfish and SeaWorld’s response are the health of the orcas in captivity, the possible causes of their aggressive

  • Blackfish Analysis

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    Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite released in July 2013, explores the mistreatment of killer whales and the relationship between the killer whales and trainers as well as the significant problems of the sea-park industry, with a focus upon SeaWorld. Cowperthwaite positions the audience to feel sympathy towards the killer whales by making deliberate choices in sound, visual, language, and structure through the representation of trainers as unprofessional, and whales as mistreated, also experts

  • Seaworld

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    According to Voice of San Diego, a journalism website for San Diego citizens, 4.4 million people visited SeaWorld San Diego in 2012, and the park has 10 orcas. There are 2,500 to 4,500 staff members at the park. The visitors have their favorite park, but do they truly know what SeaWorld is like? Do they know how the whales they see and the trainers they meet are treated by SeaWorld? Visitors to SeaWorld should be able to know the truth to the park, which is why reading the book Beneath the Surface, written

  • ' Behind Closed Tanks: Documentary Analysis

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    Orcas’ Behind Closed Tanks Imagine you are a four to eight year old child and you are on vacation with your family entering into a SeaWorld. The excitement has been built up from the commercials that show you these huge and majestic animals that are not like the everyday animal you see on a daily basis. The commercials have a way of taking your imagination to another level, and any child even an adult is at awe with the level of performance these orcas’ are putting on. Amongst

  • The Killer Whale In The Film

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    title “killer whale.” Instead, he gained recognition as an emotionally and intellectually complex individual who deserves better than what SeaWorld had been putting him through. This individuality enhanced the public perception of Tilikum and pushed the general population to condemn SeaWorld’s actions. In the end, this humanization of Tilikum forced SeaWorld to effectively end its orca

  • Commentary On The Documentary 'Blackfish By Kirstin O' Neill

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    Blackfish By Kirstin O’Neill The blackfish article and the movie are arguing about the captivity of the whales and how they harmful and how they are not. So the documentary had said that the whales are more aggressive in captivity than in the wild.The article claims that whales live longer in captivity than in the wild. The blackfish documentary says that keeping whales in captivity is unhealthy and not safe for humans. 30 trainers were injured or died from the aggression of whales in captivity

  • Essay On Sea World

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    Tillicum knowing that workers could die, but they wanted to wait until the whale died. At the age of 36 years old all of the trainers went on a boat to see the whales because they are so friendly until they get irritated. Why are people coming to SeaWorld even if trainers are getting killed because it shows how many people like animals. The other whales beat up Tillicum maybe that is why he started killing. Sea World lies to the people they say that they die at the age of 30 years old but really they

  • Gabriela Cowperthwaite Blackfish

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    Blackfish Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, documents the history of Tilikum, a killer whale with a killing streak. Several ex-SeaWorld trainers, eyewitnesses, and a former whale catcher share their perspectives on killer whales in captivity and the attacks; their viewpoint is that the whales have undergone psychosis due to poor living conditions and treatment. Killer whales should not be held captive in their current conditions. In an early scene, a former whale catcher explains the

  • Orcas In Captivity Essay

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    146 orcas have died in captivity, and 48 of those orcas have died at SeaWorld. The average person believes that orcas, also known as killer whales, are in captivity for their own well being, or to research their species, but that is false. Killer whales are tortured to do our bidding, for other people's entertainment and greediness. The orca trainers limit their food rations so that they become hungry enough to want the “food treat” after they do the tricks that are force upon them. Orcas do not

  • Negative Effects On Orcas

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    The Negative Effects Captivity has on Orcas Orcas, also known as killer whales, have been captured and placed in captivity beginning in 1961. Not only were orcas captured and brought into captivity, many were born into captivity. An increasing amount of Orcas in captivity has started a serious conversation on whether Orcas are benefiting or suffering from being held in captivity. There are differing opinions about captivity having a positive or negative effect on the Orcas well-being. There are

  • Essay On Seaworld

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    Entertainment, Profit, and Educational Effects of Seaworld Although, as “Blackfish” states, the way that Seaworld is imprisoning orcas to use for entertainment and profit is harmful, studying the orcas for education is a reasonable activity, but only in their natural habitat. The organization, Seaworld, is holding and training whales to put on shows for the entertainment of their guests and the profit for themselves. Seaworld holding orcas is harmful to both the trainers and the whales in many

  • Argumentative Essay On Dolphins

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    during the nights, they are isolated. Because the tanks in marine parks are cleaned every day and does not provide any entertainment for the animals, some killer whales started eating the paint on the walls out of boredom. One of the killer whales in SeaWorld, Unna, repeated this process so much that it bloodied and bruised her jaw. So much paint was peeled off that her trainer had trouble identifying his own position while performing in the water (Hargrove, 2015, p. 84). Since the killer whale performances

  • Reverse Evolution In Aimee Bender's The Rememberer

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    The story "The Rememberer," by Aimee Bender is about a woman, Annie, whose lover is experiencing reverse evolution. One day Annie wakes up and finds her husband has turned into an ape. A month goes by, and now he is a sea turtle. People call Annie asking why her lover Ben isn't at work or why he isn't picking up items he was supposed to. She explains to everyone how he has some sort of sickness and to stop calling. Next thing you know it, her husband is a salamander. Annie finally reaches her limit

  • Blackfish Essay

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    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