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BLACKFISH - Killer Whales at SeaWorld Documentary Maker Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Killer whales at SeaWorld are looked at and the truth about their conditions and abuse are shown in the new documentary, BLACKFISH. Director Gabriela Cowpert...
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Blackfish Documentary: Truth And Tragedy

Blackfish Documentary: Truth And Tragedy | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
If you have ever been to SeaWorld you may have been impressed by the way trainers were able to handle the huge Killer Whales that put on amazing shows everyday.

Via Thomas Faltin
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It is horrible how they treat their animals. They abuse them to get them to do what they want, so they can put on a show for us. No one even knows about it because Sea World hides it. This documentary shows what really goes on and why we should stop it from happening.

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Liz Pincsak's comment, November 4, 2013 2:49 PM
It airs on CNN this weekend sometime; or it has for the past few weekends. I'm sure if you go to The Cove facebook page they will have times/posts about it. This documentary is defiantly worth the watch, it'll really open your eyes about what goes on behind the scenes.
Thomas Faltin's comment, November 5, 2013 3:33 AM
thx all for comments and sharing!
Santina Hall's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:40 PM

The Blackfish movement is a direct protest to the SeaWorld Corporation and the cruel confindment of Orcinus Orca whales. Since the 1940's capture teams have been paid to capture baby Orca whales and take them out of their natural environment and away from their mothers and families. The whales once in captivity live on average 20 to 30 years, which is a drastic difference than the lifetime they can live in the wild which on average for females can be up to 100 years old, and for males is 60 to 70 years old. In captivity the whales become iscolated and in many cases frustrated. Female whales tend to attack the male whales by raking their bodies with their teeth leaving cuts and open sores on the defenseless whales. In captivity 100% of the whales dorsal fins collapse due to lack of nourishment and depression. The collapse of a dorsal fin happens in less than 1% of Orca whales in the wild. This is unhumane and attrocious of SeaWorld to keep these whales in captivity as it is causing immense harm to these beautiful and intelligent creatures. 

In the past 20 years there have been more than 70 plus instances of trainers being attacked by the Orca's and a total of 3 fatal attacks by the Orca's. The reason behind this is because the whales are frustrated, not because they are threatning to humans. In the wild the Orcinus Orca whale has not been known to kill humans, but the captivity of the whales causes the creature a type of psychosis and savage behaviour. The whales live in less than 1% of their natural living space when held in captivity which is just like putting the creature in a jail cell. SeaWorld knows that one of their main whales Tilikum is capable of "pulling" which is a term used for the Orca lunging at a trainer. In 2010 Dawn Brancheau was killed by Tilikum during the last show of the evening at SeaWorld in Orlando Florida. After watching the Blackfish documentary it is my understanding that Dawn was working with Tilikum and had asked him to complete a trick. Tilikum didn't do the trick properly and wasn't rewarded for his behaviour. By this time the whale could tell that the fish bucket was becoming empty as he could hear the ice in the bottom and was being given less fish throughout the show. At this point Dawn got in the water with Tilikum and he grabbed her arm and wouldn't let go, she was killed by the Orca and SeaWorld tried to cover up the incident by blaming Dawn for what had happened. Tilikum has killed 2 trainers in his 20 years in captivity, and now is kept in a back pool at SeaWorld in Orlando, he barely moves and acts as though he is in a state of coma. 

The trainers are now unable to interact that closely with the whales and must be behind barriers to complete the SeaWorld shows. Although SeaWorld still denies the fact that anything is happening within the trainer and whale relationship. The SeaWorld is a 2 billion dollar industry makes it extremely difficult to have anything done about these poor whales. In 50 years we will look back on this barbaric time and wonder what we were ever thinking in keeping these powerful creatures in captivity and ruining their lives. SeaWorld has used Tilikum as their main breading whale for many years now and 50% of the whales at SeaWorld now have his genes, it is only a matter of time before something like the devastating event with Dawn happens again. There is a petition out regarding Blackfish that you can find online, please sign it and help to save these incredible creatures from captivity, they deserve a life just the same as we do. 

 

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The War Between CNN and SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Escalates - TakePart

The War Between CNN and SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Escalates - TakePart | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
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The War Between CNN and SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Escalates
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As I reported, the main organizations working to help Springer were the U.S.

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10 Reasons to Create Marine Reserves Around Antarctica - The Pew Charitable Trusts

10 Reasons to Create Marine Reserves Around Antarctica - The Pew Charitable Trusts | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
In July, two dozen countries and the European Union will determine whether Antarctic waters will be protected or left open to industrial fishing. This compilation of recent findings points to the need to create the largest marine reserves on Earth.

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Sea Shepherd ready to sail in battle against Japanese whalers - Herald Sun

Sea Shepherd ready to sail in battle against Japanese whalers - Herald Sun | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd ready to sail in battle against Japanese whalers
Herald Sun
The Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker is due in Hobart this month ahead of the summer campaign.
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The Japenses are illegaly killing whales in the artic ocean. They say that it for research but it ends up in fish markets and school lunches. Each year Sea Shepherds head up to the Artic to try and stop the illegal act. After all "If the oceans die, we die". We need the whales to keep a balanced ecosystem and keep the world thriving.

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Help us say thank you to Blackfish director

Help us say thank you to Blackfish director | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
Join us in congratulating Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Blackfish director, for the impact her film has had. (Whale & Dolphin Conservancy THANKS CNN & Blackfish Director...

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Blackfish (2013)

Blackfish (2013) | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or killer whales, soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks.

Via Gaye Rosier
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I think it's important to know what's really going on. People think the whales are the bad people but in reality the only case of a whale killing a human is at Sea World; and it only happened because the whale was defending itself from being furthered injured. Personaly, I think everyone should watch this so we can see that animals don't like being "trained" to entertain us

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:01 PM

Watch this and please don't support these cruel "attractions".

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Marine Protected Areas - Marine Conservation - RSSPump.com

Marine Protected Areas - Marine Conservation - RSSPump.com | Marine conservation | Scoop.it
That world is where we are headed in many places unless we can get a handle on climate change, reduce nutrient runoff and overfishing, AND create [...]
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