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SeaWorld Needs to Explain Why Killer Whales Should Be in Captivity

SeaWorld Needs to Explain Why Killer Whales Should Be in Captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The hit documentary Blackfish is a PR disaster for SeaWorld.
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‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent

‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, and Heart have canceled shows at the theme park after watching ‘Blackfish,’ and there are petitions for others to do the same.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:58 AM

18.12.13 ~ Administrators at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School cancelled an annual spring field trip to SeaWorld last week after students and parents complained of unethical treatment of orca whales alleged at the park in the controversial new documentary “Blackfish.”  :   http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_55896ed0-67ae-11e3-9ab0-0019bb2963f4.html#.UrHBI5EmR4I.twitter

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Tanks Don’t Suit Them: 7 Orcas Living Rough Lives in Captivity

Tanks Don’t Suit Them: 7 Orcas Living Rough Lives in Captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killer whales, one of the animal kingdom's most intelligent species, belong in the open ocean—not in tiny marine park tanks.
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Amanda Wall's curator insight, September 28, 12:33 AM

Recently I watched the documentary Blackfish that closely followed the lives of one whale specifically, number 7 on the list, Tilikum. The documentary and this article discusses how 12,000 pound animals shouldn't be kept in "tiny marine park tanks." Studies have shown that Orcas specifically become very stressed as well has having health, behavioral, familial, and reproductive issues after being captured. 


My question is it ethical to take wild Orcas and place them into a glass tank? My response is no. Multiple deaths of whale trainers have occurred in result to Orcas being captured and separated from their pods (families). So who are the real murders, us? or them? We are responsible for these animals and after all they are a wild animal with wild tendencies. 

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Celebrities Rip SeaWorld to Shreds Thanks to 'Blackfish'

Celebrities Rip SeaWorld to Shreds Thanks to 'Blackfish' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We know people all over the USA are being inspired to boycott SeaWorld thanks to the critically acclaimed documentary "Blackfish".
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