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The Necessity of Animal Captivity - Animal captivity is a much discussed issue for both its benefits and detriments to the animals. Many people view animal captivity as a harm and believe that it should be stopped; however, what is not taken into account is its benefits. Animal captivity aids both animals and humans in multiples ways, but the majority of help animal captivity offers is through preservation of animal species, and education benefits that zoos and aquariums represent to man. The preservation of animals must continue so that generations to come can not only benefit from what the animals have to offer for the ecosystems they thrive in, but so that the human race can continue to further its understanding of nature f...   [tags: Benefits, Detriments, Anilas, Captivity]
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Whales in Captivity - “… building a tank the size of Rhode Island wouldn’t be large enough for a six-ton male killer whale such as Tilikum, an animal capable of swimming 100 miles a day,” states an anonymous whale expert. Whales have been in captivity since 1861 when P.T. Barnum displayed the first live whale that was captured in Canada. However, Barnum had no idea how to care for the mammal and it died after only a week in captivity. (Animal Legal and Historical Center, 2014) Being up close with killer whales could give us some clues about how they interact with each other, including physical behavior, their dialect, and how their pods work together as a family unit....   [tags: Killer Whales, Captivity, Ocean, Rhode Island]
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Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity - It is said that in order to protect the wildlife, we need to be educated about the wildlife that inhabits our planet. As humans, and the superior species on Earth, we put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off....   [tags: Wild Animals in Captivity]
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Killer Whales Should Not Be Kept in Captivity - "Imagine if the world you lived in, the space you breathed in, and the freedom you played in were suddenly taken away from you." (Free Willy) Orca whales are the largest members of the dolphin family. Orcas are very curious creatures, they like to sky hop, which is when they poke their heads out of the water and look around, and they can also dive to as much as a hundred feet. These social animals live in pods and stay with them for their whole lives. They are so family oriented that they can may sleep together in a tight circle and have synchronized breathing....   [tags: Killer Whales Don't Belong in Captivity]
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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - “The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”, arguably the most famous captivity tale of the American Indian-English genre, is considered a common illustration of the thematic style and purpose of the English captivity narrative. As “the captivity genre leant itself to nationalist agendas” (Snader 66), Rowlandson’s narrative seems to echo other captivity narratives in its bias in favor of English colonial power. Rowlandson’s tale is easy propaganda; her depiction of Native American brutality and violence in the mid-1600s is eloquent and moving, and her writing is infused with rich imagery and apt testimony that defines her religious interpretation of the thirtee...   [tags: Indian Captivity Narratives]
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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson From the violent and brutal clash between Indians [1], and British colonists in Massachusetts during King Philip's War (1675-6) grew a new literary genre. After their redemption, some colonists who had been prisoners of the Indians wrote autobiographical accounts of their experiences. These captivity narratives developed a large audience, and interest in the narratives continued into the nineteenth century.[2] After her capture and redemption, Mary Rowlandson published what some historians call "America's first best seller," entitled Narrative Of the Captivity and Restoratio;t of Mrs....   [tags: Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative]
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Conflicting Cultures in Louise Erdrich's Captivity - Kidnapping colonists during the struggle for land in the early centuries of American history was a strong force influencing the images of Native Americans circulating among the Puritan pioneers. During these centuries, the battles between the natives and the Puritans cost thousands of lives on both sides, and countless stories in the forms of captivity narratives revealed truths and myths about the Native people. Although there were countless pieces of literature and propaganda published in this time period, the actual Indian captivity narratives have been narrowed down to works “that presumably record with some degree of verisimilitude the experiences of non-Indians who were captures by Ame...   [tags: Louise Erdrich Captivity Poem native Essays]
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A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Pressure to Assimilate in Mary Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson There are times when assimilation is not a choice but rather something is forced. In circumstances such as being taken hostage, the ability to survive must come at the price of assimilating one's own customs into another lifestyle. In February of 1675 the Native Americans who were at war with the Puritans obtained hostage Mary Rowlandson of the Plymouth colony. During this time she must perform a role that is uncommon to a colonial woman's way of life so that she may live among them....   [tags: Narrative Captivity Restoration Mary Rowlandson]
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Animals In Captivity - Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]
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Animals in Captivity - ... When animals are in zoos they are fed daily without any struggle or awareness like animals in the wild. For example, lions in captivity do not have to compete as aggressively as they would in the wild because, humans are providing such significant participation when giving out food and water out effortlessly. This takes away the survival skills such as “effectively hunting and dominance” in the wild because whether big or small the lion will get something to eat (PETA). Due to these involvements by humans, some zoos are now having difficult decisions when considering to release certain species back into their natural habitats especially individuals that matured in the zoo from birth (PET...   [tags: zoos, hunting, PETA] 667 words
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity? - There are billions of animals in captivity around the world. These animals are in zoos, breeding centers, and research laboratories. All those animals lead to out lash because of the stress of being in a small confinement habitat. Is it ethical to keep animals in captivity for research, breeding, or for our enjoyment. Over the years keeping animals in captive has not changed in safety and the well-being of the animal. The reasons that animals are held in captivity could favor some people and others not....   [tags: habiat, safety, well-being]
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The Persuasiveness of the Captivity Narrative - As the most influential black American author of his time, in The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African, Written by Himself, Olaudah Equiano illuminated for the masses many of the inhumanities and atrocities associated with the slave trade that previously had been known only to those more intimately involved with it and began an entire new genre known as the slave narrative. Part of the success of Equiano’s narrative must be ascribed to the familiar themes of capture, captivity, and restoration that he experienced and many had read in one of the many “captivity narratives” that were so popular in early Colonial times....   [tags: Olaudah Equiano, Narrative] 948 words
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Killer Whales Kept in Captivity - For several years, Americans have been visiting amusement parks, like SeaWorld and Six Flags, to observe large animals like orcas, also known as killer whales. These whales are quite difficult to view in the wild, but can now be seen for a simple fee. Orcas are known to be one of the smartest mammals. They are friendly, and this has caused people to take advantage of them. For the past sixty years, people have brought these massive creatures into their aquariums to make a profit from their exhibitions....   [tags: amusement parks, attacks, orcas]
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Issues for Having Animals in Captivity - At the San Francisco zoo in California a young girl was killed by a tiger who had escaped his low-quality enclosure; the tiger was shot dead on the spot. If wild animals were kept in the wild, deaths and injuries of people from zoo animals would never happen. Animals are taken out of their natural habitats to live unhappy lives in zoos. As a result of having animals in captivity, animals suffer from health problems, insufficient living spaces and conservation problems. Having animals in zoos can be extremely hurtful to the animal’s wellbeing....   [tags: zoos, health problems, zoocosis]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - Animals should not be kept in captivity for any reason unless they have been harmed and need to receive treatment but they should be released as soon as they are healthy and capable of taking care of themselves again. The use of a captive animal for research, education, or entertainment is just wrong no creature deserves to have their life taken away for our benefit. Would you want to be captured and put in a tiny box or a fake little ecosystem, or abused and tortured because apparently that’s the only possible way to train an animal....   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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The Emotions of Captivity in Psalm 137 - The book of Psalms contains some of the most beloved pieces of scripture across centuries and cultures of this world. Psalms have been frequently cited is sermons, devotionals, movies, poetry, and songs. Most often, Psalms are attributed to King David of the 10th century BCE. But regardless of the authorship of the different psalms, each seem to carry a special place in describing human relationships to God, to country, to friends, to enemies and more. As time has progressed, certain psalms have become favorites because of their encouraging and uplifting messages, such as the timeless Psalm 23....   [tags: expressing anger, lament]
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Marine Mammals in Captivity - ... These businesses are constantly being sold around for crazy amounts of money. It would not be a problem if this was done for the sake of orcas lives, such as capturing sick whales to give them aid. However, they were clearly captured for business purposes only, and companies such as SeaWorld chose profit over the safety of these poor mammals. These animals are often starved or even abused when they do not listen or perform the tricks they are being taught. Sea World has been put at risk by many campaigns started since the movie “Blackfish” has been released, which is a documentary of the horrific life of whales in captivity....   [tags: whales, dolphins] 986 words
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Killer Whales in Captivity - After watching several documentaries on how poorly killer whales are treated in captivity, it drew me into researching more information on the treatment of Killer whales that are kept in captivity. I found several scientific journals, and articles on wild life facts of killer whales and I found published books on the treatment of killer whales in captivity. The information I found includes both wild killer whales and killer whales kept in captivity. With the information I found, I plan to prove the shortened lifespan and health problems killer whales get while living in captivity are not normal....   [tags: treatment, commercial parks] 1439 words
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Marine Mammals in Captivity - Imagine a warm day in February, a day that you have been waiting for forever, to see a majestic sea mammal, an orca (commonly known as a killer whale). The show was called “Dine with Shamu”, the orcas were doing amazing tricks and splashing the kids in the front row. After the show was finished, you make your way under the stadium to get a picture with the star of the show, Tilikum. As you wait for him to show himself, a siren goes off and sends everyone into a panic. You look at the crystal clear pool behind the glass, and see Tilikum dragging a women’s body down to the bottom of the pool....   [tags: Sea Mammal, Orca, Killer Whale]
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Killer Whale in Captivity - Captivity is the state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved, according to Wiktionary. Every year, marine parks and aquariums, like SeaWorld, make billions of dollars through ticket sales. SeaWorld estimates about 70% of their total revenue is due to their performing killer whales (Jeffs). People visit from all over the world to encounter killer whales up close. “Their beauty and power, combined with willingness to work with humans, have made them legendary performers” (Gorman). In recent years, humans have gained the ability to tame and train these creatures....   [tags: seaworld, parks, incidents]
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Mary Rowlandson's Captivity Narrative - ... The passage also shows that God, according to the Puritans, is a very strict God. He does not tolerate evil acts, and requires that His followers obey His will, or they will be cut off from his presence and blessings. God is so intolerant of sin and evil, that Mary accepted that it was ok for God to take way her children and her lifestyle. On the other hand, God, according to the Puritans, is also merciful to His own people. At the end of the phrase, Mary stated that God showed mercy to her by helping her through her afflictions....   [tags: Puritan literature]
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Freedom Under Hospitable Captivity - The Matrix (Andy and Lana Wachowski, 1999) appeals to a Western ideology of freedom in its most general sense by depicting a fight against the enslavement of the human race in a post-apocalyptic world controlled by machines. The machines use the humans, whose minds are trapped in a computer program, as an energy source. In this world of machines, the Wachowskis expand upon the totalitarianism seen in other works of fiction, such as 1984 by George Orwell. The totalitarian state of 1984, Airstrip One, becomes the whole planet in The Matrix, and the oppressed citizens become nearly the entire human race....   [tags: Movie Review, The Matrix] 1365 words
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Life Experience of Sea Animals in Captivity - Anyone who has been to SeaWorld has seen trained whales, dolphins, and seals. SeaWorld guests are entertained by the sea mammals in the tanks, jumping in the air on command by whistle. These tricks draw guests into the park. What may seem to be fun for the viewer, is torture for the mammals. There is a deadly truth behind all sea mammals in captivity: they don’t survive well there. Though sea mammals provide entertainment, they do not belong in captivity. Imagine being at home and then somebody broke in and you were forced, without any choice, to join the circus....   [tags: seaworld, sea mammals, whales, orcas]
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Overview: The Captivity Narrative by Mary Rowlandson - As the first female non poetry work in puritan America, Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narrative can be read from different angles of vision. It can be read as an encouragement for other women who followed her to write stories of their captivity. But on the other hand it can be read in a way that it only reinforced the system of the patriarchal community in which it was written. It also stressed the fact that the puritans were the chosen people of god and that the natives were impure creatures....   [tags: female voice, women]
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Should Killer Whales Be Kept in Captivity? - ... This causes the killer whales not to like each other and then starting to be aggressive with each other. still my opinion is that the killer whales should not be kept in captivity .It is sad when a female killer whale has a calf and they spends some couple of months together and then automatically the trainers separate them. This is is why we should not be keeping killer whales in captivity. If we keep on doing this something will eventually happen to us or the killer whales. Many kids, teenagers, adults, and elders agree that they should not keep killer whales in captivity....   [tags: sea animals, animal cycle] 754 words
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Should Wild Animals Be Kept In Captivity? - On February 24, 2010, Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a captive killer whale which dragged her into its tank (McCarthy). This is not the only case where a trainer of ordinary person has been put in harm’s way because what is supposed to be a wild animal is being held in captivity. Wild animals should not be kept in captivity because it can lead to mental illness and abnormal behavior. Capturing wild animals for entertainment is not a new practice; it has been going on for years. In fact, “136 killer whales were captured in the wild and held in captivity since the first on in 1961” (McCarthy)....   [tags: entertaintment, houston zoo, abnormal behavior]
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Freedom and Captivity in Bartebly and The Black Cat - When examining themes of freedom and captivity in the American canon, one would likely adduce the slave narratives as the authoritative texts of that aspect of American literature. However, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe also harbour intriguing relationships with these contrasting themes, which are implicit within "Bartleby" and "The Black Cat" respectively. By inspecting the authors' own problems and fascinations, which are woven into the texts, we can appreciate their implicit use of the dichotomy between freedom and captivity....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, dichotomy]
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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Should Killer Whales be Kept in Captivity? - Should Killer Whales be Kept in Captivity. Should killer whales be kept in captivity. Killer whales are mammals that travel in schools. These mammals eat large fish, seals, and even other whales. Killer whales can be dangerous, and are really big animals. When looking at all the evidence about killer whales in SeaWorld, laws and actions need to be enforced with this dangerous activity. Keeping these huge animals in small pools does not seem right. Big mammals are not meant to be in small pools....   [tags: small pools, dangerous activities] 530 words
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The Pros and Cons of Keeping Tigers In Captivity - “The tiger is the biggest of the big cats, reaching an extraordinary 4 meters in length and 350 kilograms in weight-as heavy as 100 domestic cats!” (“Tiger Facts” 1). That is one big cat. You might think that such a large predator would thrive, but tigers are an endangered species, and have been for years. “Intelligent and agile, big cats are ideally designed to hunt, with sharp teeth and claws, strong jaws, powerful bodies, excellent eyesight, acute hearing and a good sense of smell” (“Tiger Facts” 1)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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To Hold a Killer Whale in Captivity is to Abuse that Animal - ... In the wild, the dorsal fin of the Killer whale stands upright (Cetacean Inspiration). Cases of killer whales having bent dorsal fins in the wild is extremely rare and when it does occur its usually the result of injury, or even an oil spill. There are a several reasons why whales in captivity have bent dorsal fins. Two of the main causes as stated by the Cetacean Inspiration Website are: I. In the wild, the deep water supports the dorsal fins upright position while collagen hardens, and in captivity, the pool water isn’t deep enough to exert the amount of pressure necessary so the fin bends....   [tags: marine life, orcas]
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Keeping Orca Whales in Captivity Should Be Banned - ... That is why they are called Killer whales. People say that keeping orca’s in captivities is not a problem, yet they do not realize that, orcas are also human beings. There are several reasons, why keeping these thirty-feet long creatures, in captivities is a problem. One of them, which are the tank, which is too small, compared to ocean where they can swim freely. One the other side, in captivities, the space is limited. Comparatively, to how they swim out in the wild “orcas can swim up to 100 miles per day- a phenomenal amount, in comparison to the exercise they receive in captivity”(Cronin)....   [tags: controversies, ethical dilemmas]
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Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin's Storied of Captivity - ... Rowlandson realizes that she was very fortunate to even be alive. Benjamin Franklin life begins with her early childhood life in Boston. He later fled away to escape his brother’s rules over him. In these representations we can see a comparison. Rowlandson and Franklin were removed from their homes and families. In contrast, Franklin removal was on his on terms. They each suffered as they no longer had the comforts of which they were accustomed. ​Rowlandson’s faith was extraordinary considering all that she suffered....   [tags: faith, survival, suffer] 548 words
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The Complex Issue of Whales in Captivity in Blackfish by David Kirby - David Kirby’s book describes the complex issues of whales in captivity. The death of a SeaWorld trainer brought up many objective reasons of the training practices of this business were not effective at keeping trainers safe in the water. Currently this debate is still being tested in a court of law. OSHA claims that even with the precautions that SeaWorld tries to use, it still cannot guarantee the safety of trainers in the water. This cultural topic has been gaining ground, and recently prompted a movie based off this book titled, Blackfish....   [tags: seaworld, death, shamu]
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Native Indians: The Captivity and Restoration by Mary Rowlandson - As Her Role in the Society The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration, written by Mary Rowlandson describes the events that she was taken captive alongside a number of people by Native Indians. The story is written in first person; therefore, it has details on the happenings during and after the captives. Mary narrates her experiences and highlights her views of her captors and the Native Indian community at large. The narratives indicate Mary Rowlandson's position as a female in her society during her time....   [tags: marriage, faith in god, strong will]
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Is the Captivity of Killer Whales for Entertainment Purposes Inhumane? - Is the captivity of Killer Whales for the entertainment of humans inhume. Suppose you were kidnapped from your family as a child by an alien species while your family watched in despair, crying out helplessly for your kidnappers to not rip you away from them. Now imagine then being strapped down and transported to a place unknown and once you arrive, you see that some of the other children that were also kidnapped have died. You then witness something that will forever remain engraved into your mind; you witness those monsters that took you hostage cut the children open, fill their bodies up with rocks, tie an anchor onto their feet and throw them into the ocean....   [tags: animal exploitation, animal cruelty]
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The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan mother from Lancaster, Massachusetts, recounts the invasion of her town by Indians in 1676 during “King Philip’s War,” when the Indians attempted to regain their tribal lands. She describes the period of time where she is held under captivity by the Indians, and the dire circumstances under which she lives. During these terrible weeks, Mary Rowlandson deals with the death of her youngest child, the absence of her Christian family and friends, the terrible conditions that she must survive, and her struggle to maintain her faith...   [tags: Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays Native Americans]
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A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, by Mary Rowlandson - “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” by Mary Rowlandson is a short history about her personal experience in captivity among the Wampanoag Indian tribe. On the one hand, Mary Rowlandson endures many hardships and derogatory encounters. However, she manages to show her superior status to everyone around her. She clearly shows how her time spent under captivity frequently correlates with the lessons taught in the Bible. Even though, the colonists possibly murdered their chief, overtook their land, and tried to starve the Native Americans by burning down their corn, which was their main source of food, she displays them as demonizing savages carrying out the...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Beliefs]
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Performing Animals: The Ill Treatment of Performing Orca’s in Captivity - Immanuel Kant, an 18th century philosopher argues that human beings have an intrinsic worth that makes them valuable above all else, especially animals. In his argument, Kant postulated the soul as necessary for giving unity to the human person and found that it is not the human body that gives human beings their dignity, but their rationality and their status as rational beings and moral agents. Animals in Kant’s state of mind are a means to an end (the end being man) and overall have no importance....   [tags: rational animals, orcas, immanuel kant]
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The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is a personal account, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, of what life in captivity was like. Her narrative of her captivity by Indians became popular in both American and English literature. Mary Rowlandson basically lost everything by an Indian attack on her town Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1675; where she is then held prisoner and spends eleven weeks with the Wampanoag Indians as they travel to safety. What made this piece so popular in both England and America was not only because of the great narrative skill used be Mary Rowlandson, but also the intriguing personality shown by the complicated character who has a str...   [tags: Mary Rowlandson Essays] 1372 words
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The Narrative Of The Captivity And Restoration Of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson reveals that the ghastly depiction of the Indian religion (or what Rowlandson perceives as a lack of religion) in the narrative is directly related to the ideologies of her Puritan upbringing. Furthermore, Rowlandson's experiences in captivity and encounter with the new, or "Other" religion of the Indians cause her rethink, and question her past; her experiences do not however cause her to redirect her life or change her ideals in any way....   [tags: Indian Religion] 1588 words
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Being Careful about Putting Animals in Captivity - Animals in captivity. It has been an issue since the first zoo was opened. Many people are for and against it. I think that there are many pros and cons to having them in captivity. The main issue in the world is how do you possibly make it as close to the animal’s natural environment in captivity. It is almost impossible. You can’t start building sea world all over the ocean and hope the animals show up. I live in Agoura hills, big for horse property. At my grandma’s we have three Arabian horses....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - This essay summarizes the key aspects of Rowlandson’s captivity story; the reasons behind her captivity; how she juxtaposes the bible and her experiences; the trials and tribulations that she had to confront in the hands of her captors; the type of succor that she received during her moments of crisis; her attitude towards her Native Americans captors; the culture, traditions and attitude of the her captors namely the Algokian Indians; the hardships the Indians had to endure at the hands the colonists; my thoughts on her narrative Rowlandson’s vivid and graphic description of her eleven week captivity by Algokian Indians has given rise to one of the finest literary genres of all times....   [tags: essays research papers] 1082 words
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Is Tilikum the Killer Whale Truly a Killer? - Tilikum is the name of the most notorious killer whale in Seaworld. He is responsible for three deaths in SeaWorld. The most recent case of the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010 brought the world’s attention to the captivity of killer whales. Dawn Brancheau was one of the most senior whale trainer that is allowed to to work with Tilikum (Kirby 305). Despite that, many rounds of checks were carried out before the training starts. The incident occurred during a ‘Dine with Shamu’ experience where guest could eat while watching the killer whale interactions....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, captivity] 1669 words
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Exposing the Whale's Feeling in Blackfish: The Documentary - Blackfish: The Documentary Entertainment is a word that invokes feelings of fun and pleasure. It is an exciting time with family and friends filled with joy and laughter, especially at amusement parks. However, what about the whales entrapped at amusement water parks. How do they feel. Are they content with their environment. Perhaps once you view Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaithe, you will begin to have an understanding of how the whales feel. The documentary follows an Orca by the name of Tilikum....   [tags: captivity, entertainment, seaworld] 604 words
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No Love for Animals in Sea World - ... Another less known fact about SeaWorld is that it lowers animals’ life spans quite drastically. Orca whales live on an average of thirty to fifty years in the wild and some can live to ninety, but the average age for orcas in captivity is nine years. Being in captivity stresses these poor animals and weakens their immune systems, leading to a lower lifespan. Not only are the animals at SeaWorld under complete stress, but the enclosures that they live in are incredibly unsanitary. These conditions have been proven through the USDA stating that SeaWorld violates numerous parts of the Animal Welfare Act and that the dolphin and orca tanks are in terrible conditions....   [tags: captivity, tanks, lifespan] 687 words
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The Geneva Convention's Influence on the Treatment of Prisoners of War - ...  They need to have sanitation that is sufficient enough to prevent epidemics.  Prisoners of war should get the same amounts of food and drinks which soldiers from the host country also receive.  They should be getting medical care when needed.  When they are caught they need to tell their rank and name but they can keep the rest of their personal lives secret.  If a prisoner of war tries to escape arms may be used against him. But who actually are the prisoners of war. The prisoners of war are the people who no longer take part in hostilities, this can be soldier, shipwrecked people but also sick and wounded civilians....   [tags: captivity, camps, starvation] 676 words
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The First Three Kings of Israel - Israel’s beginning as an established nation and Israel’s recuperation from seventy years of Babylonian captivity is covered in the Books of History. After the conquest of Joshua, God sent deliverers also known as judges to judge the hearts of the people of Israel and rule over them after Joshua’s death. The Philistines’ brutally attacked the nation; subsequently, these assaults were a result of the people’s covenant disobedience. The Ark of the Covenant had been lost to the Philistines, consequently meaning they had a total disconnection from God’s presence and the mosaic covenant ....   [tags: babilonian captivity, joshua, god]
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Brilliant Serial Killer Jack the Ripper - It is widely debated over whether the infamous Jack the Ripper is none other than Herman Webster Mudgett, the deranged, murderous, and somewhat brilliant serial killer who went by the alias of Dr. H. H. Holmes. The Ripper was able to evade captivity in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, killing five victims from August 1888 to November of 1888. Whitechapel was a low income area of London where unemployment and poverty were extremely high. Women were prostituting themselves out, therefore putting themselves at a higher risk of being murdered because they were voluntarily going into dark areas of the city....   [tags: murder, serial killer, captivity]
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Making Captivity Narratives Relevant to High School Students: Comparative Analysis of Popular Fiction of Today and the Past - The captivity narrative genre is not often a favorite type of literature among most students. Perhaps because of the time in which they were written, students have trouble relating to characters whom lived in a setting more than two and three hundred years ago. Although the genre receives attention in many early level American literature college courses, high school English teachers rarely—if at all—teach captivity narratives. When it is used, students perceive the captivity narrative as a historical document rather than a literary text....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2091 words
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Are Zoos Helping or Hurting? - Are Zoos Helping or Hurting. Animals play an important role of human life, without them life would be different. Animals in captivity have allowed human beings to study animals and learn more about animals. Numerous opponents against zoos believe that they do not help educate visitors or help animals in any way. Breeding programs at zoos have helped multiple endangered species such as golden lion tamarins, cheetahs and tapirs (Keilin). Zoos have always been helping animals and our society, and they have been doing this by providing education to youth, science research, homes for endangered species, and a link to nature....   [tags: animals, captivity, endangered species]
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Emotions Make Us Human - When asked what makes a person human, it is not long before someone broaches emotions. Makes sense right. We know how to love, feel the sting of jealousy, and recognize the bitterness of sadness. But this is not what sets humans apart from animals. The most intelligent of animals have the same emotional complexity. However, one difference is that people pay to see these animals enslaved against their will for entertainment. A change needs to occur in the policy of holding non-human persons in captivity where their species suffers more often than benefits....   [tags: animals, captivity, intelligence] 1380 words
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Debate Over Banning Zoos - ... However, if these animals are kept in the Zoo, they would be safe from having to be alert 24/7 of their surroundings in order to stay safe and secure. Also, if I look at the Singapore Zoos where animals are kept mostly in the open and among the same kinds of species including water animals such as dolphins, and with an environment that is just like the one that they have in the actual habitat, I would still say that keeping animals in Zoos is not a bad idea if, all the Zoos around the world are changed into a similar one such as the Singapore Zoo....   [tags: safety, captivity, environment] 650 words
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Comparing People to Dolphins - ... This criterion can also be applied to dolphins and is shown through many different stories, of dolphins saving humans. In one case, dolphins surrounded twelve divers in the Red Sea for the entire time that they were lost. This act repelled many sharks that lived in that area, and kept the divers safe from a shark attack. When a rescue boat showed up, the dolphins helped the divers by showing the rescue boat where the divers were. They leaped up in the air to lead the boat to the divers. This shows that they were helping other persons, and that dolphins know how to treat us appropriately....   [tags: Characteristics, Freedom, Captivity] 806 words
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The Orca Ordeal - ... This constant routine of uncomfortable medical treatment leads to aggression in otherwise peaceful creatures. The training required to make these animals show biz ready involves punishment-based tactics. Trainers deprive the whales of food until they learn tricks. This technique causes aggression between not only killer whales and their trainers, but also between orcas and other orcas. Orcas in captivity become aggressive at random. In most cases, they form strong bonds with their trainers based on trust and rewards (Killer Whale Care)....   [tags: animal rights, seaworld, captivity]
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Notions of Freedom - Notions of freedom and captivity abound in the writings of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman. As contemporaries both men wrote much on the issue of slavery in the United States, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass depicts his quest for freedom from captivity. Walt Whitman celebrates the freedom he sees as inherent in America through his verse. The work of both, however, can be seen to have been captive to political considerations of the period. According to Carl Martin Lindner, “Freedom is central to Whitman’s vision of life – the artistic life, the individual life, and the life of the society.” The notion that freedom is intrinsic to American life is a centra...   [tags: captivity, Whitman, Frederick]
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Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson   Our Nig; or Sketches from the life of a Free Black and  A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  Harriet Wilson’s and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narratives have three things in common.  First, they have a theme of sustaining faith in God throughout their trials.  Secondly, they portray their captors as savages.  Finally, they all demonstrate the isolation felt by the prisoner.     Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson is the story of a Northern girl, born into an interracial family and later abandoned by her parents, forcing her to become the servant of...   [tags: Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays] 985 words
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The California Condor - ... californianus also have a very poor sense of smell, which assists them in consuming their meals. When they find a meal, the condors will often gorge themselves to the point where they will have to spend several hours resting before taking flight again. Since the condor has now sweat glands they employ a unique technique in attempting to cool themselves down when they become to hot. They will defecate on their legs. “Though this might sound gross or strange to us, this is actually a very effective way for them to stay comfortable when temperatures get too high....   [tags: birds, captivity, endangered, extinction]
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The Stanford Prison Experiment by Philip Zimbardo - Social psychology is an empirical science that studies how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. This field focuses on how individuals view and affect each other. Social psychology also produces the idea of construals which represent how a person perceives, comprehends or interprets the environment. Construals introduce the idea that people want to make themselves look good to others and they want to be seen as right. It is also said that the social setting in which people interact impacts behavior, which brings up the idea of behaviorism....   [tags: social psychology, human response, captivity]
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The Differences in Coping, Conforming, and Adapting - Stories of women being held captive throughout history evoke feelings of brutality, loneliness, death, and sadness. How did they have the drive to stay alive. Why did they stay when they had the chance to leave. Early relations between the English settlers and Native American Indians were sometimes futile and barbaric. Only a small amount of the narratives showed compassion and love for the prisoner-turned-family member. Women and children were taken away from their families and homes as bargaining chips, to replace the Indian’s lost loved-ones, or just because they could in a time of turmoil....   [tags: Women in Captivity,mary jemison,mary rowlandson]
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Mortality of Reintroduced or Trans-Located Animals - A major impediment to recovering declining populations successfully is the mortality of reintroduced or trans-located animals. It is of the general assumption that captive-born animals might lose their anti-predator behaviour abilities in captivity, but studies rarely compare predator recognition abilities of captive-born and wild-captured animals to test this. Predators often kill reintroduced and trans-located animals, and this mortality is often a considerable hindrance for successful population recovery....   [tags: captivity, predator, annti-predator skills, MIS]
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A Clockwork Orange - Calculated Captivity - Calculated Captivation "Goodness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man." In Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, a sadistic adolescent of the not-so-distant future is ‘rehabilitated’ of his violent nature by a special conditioning treatment. This fifteen year-old hoodlum Alex McDowell is ‘cured’ of his savage activities but when released back into a still violent society, he is a misfit. Anthony Burgess’ skillful art of manipulation is able to change the reader’s opinion from hating Alex for his malicious ways, to feeling captivated by him, as he becomes a ‘victim of a modern age’....   [tags: essays research papers] 1827 words
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Profiting on Conservation: Animals in Captivity Abused for Human Entertainment - Animals have been used in entertainment before Shamu became the headliner at Sea World. Ancient Romans threw innocent people and animals into a coliseum solely to entertain the spectators in the stands. People have been paying to see animals perform tricks for the past two thousand years. Marine animals are often captured or rescued from the wild under conservation terms, but trained by punishment instead of positive reinforcement to perform in themed shows in order to boost attendance for Marine Parks mainly for profit....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Role of Husbandry in The Health and Well-being of Exotic Animals in Captivity - According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, animal husbandry is defined as the physiological, biological, psychological and social needs of animals.1 Every zoo that is AZA accredited needs to fulfill these needs correctly for the species and on a regular basis. In the UK, the ‘five freedoms’ are used to determine proper animal husbandry: freedom from injury and disease; freedom from hunger, thirst, and malnutrition; freedom from thermal or physical distress; freedom to express ‘normal’ behaviors; and freedom from fear.4 Other freedoms have been proposed – freedom from boredom and freedom of animal to exert control over it’s quality of life, to name a few – but the five have remain...   [tags: Zoology]
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Captive Tiger Management Activity in Malacca Zoo and Surabaya Zoo - Tiger is a wild animal and usually thrives on the top of the food chain within its original ecosystem. They used the chasing feeding method, in which they chase their food. In the wilderness, the preys usually are large, hooved, and of high quality animals such as deer, antelope, or even horse in some cases. The term “tiger” are derived from the Latin word tigris, in which it mean “a spotted tiger hound of Actaeon” (Harper, 2014). This “big cat” falls within the genus Panthera, where some researchers suggest that it was derived from old French word “pantere” that mean “the yellowish animal”....   [tags: taking care of wildlife in captivity]
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Living in a Modern Zoo - The modern Zoo has been around for centuries the first zoo was established in 1748. Since then zoos have evolved immensely. Many standard zoos offer a variety of activities for visitors but little has been done to offer animals proper care, sufficient space and variety. Traditional zoo enclosures rarely match each animal’s natural environment especially for large animals, as everything is just too small and too condensed. Zoos must reinvest and revamp into the structures and organization of their facilities for the better of the animals and viewers....   [tags: animals in captivity in Canada]
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Wildpark Reserves versus Zoos - ... The really neat thing about this is that, sometimes the reserves have endangered species on the land, so you could have a one in a lifetime chance to pet an endangered species. Wildlife parks are really good places to raise endangered species, because they are protected and are given good conditions to live in. So, wouldn’t it be a great solution to keep then in wildlife reserves instead of zoos, this would be better for them and it would give us a chance to interact with them. Some questions you might be asking me might be, “I'm just a kid I can't do anything?” “Why not ask the adults, they're the ones in charge of things?” Well, I want to make the young people know about this situation...   [tags: wild animals in captivity] 1012 words
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Effects on Animals in Zoos - Have you ever felt sorry for animals in a cage. Animals are held captive all over the world; approximately over 1,700 species of animals are in a zoo. The effect of an animal being in a zoo can vary; some animals end up dying, while others are left there in a cage with nothing to do. Zoos have been around since about 1250 B.C, most leaders would use animals as entertainment and for fighting. For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day....   [tags: Zoology, Wild Animals, Captivity, Animal Death]
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Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi - Captivity in Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, is a strongly emphasized theme. Fideaus the protagonist is constantly constrained and surveilled within the realms of the Egyptian society subsequently being emotionally, and twice literally, captive. The significance of captivity in Woman at Point Zero is not only for plot or dramatic effect. In the writing of Woman At Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi wishes to inform the reader about the captivity felt by some women in suppressive countries. In this way, she means the protagonist Firdaus to not only represent one woman but many....   [tags: Woman at Point Zero] 1294 words
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Captive Orcas Killer Whales - Though often seen as fierce killing machines, Orca whales, more commonly known as killer whales, are much different. In some ways, these mysterious creatures are much like humans. Many people are fascinated by these whales when they see them perform in marine parks such as SeaWorld. What most people don’t realize is that the life of these whales is not as great as it may seem. There is much evidence that proves captive life will never be adequate. There is no doubt that life in captivity is no match for life in the wild....   [tags: Orca Whales, Sea Animals, Marine Parks]
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Born Free: Killer Whales - When I was younger I always wanted to be a trainer at SeaWorld and work with Shamu, but of course I didn’t know how controversial captivity was. As I got older I started researching the issue and came to the realization that Orcas, also known as Killer Whales should not live in captivity. In captivity Orcas are in danger as well as the trainers who work with them. Orcas are the largest of the Dolphin family and are found in all oceans. They range from 23 to 32 feet in length, and can weigh up to 6 tons....   [tags: seaworld, orcas, ]
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Killing the Killer Whale - ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]
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Christina Snyder's Slavery in Indian Country - Christina Snyder, who was a student of South history, focused on Oglethorpe and colonization, slavery and the Civil War. However, when she learned of an older South, which was once dominated by Native people, she was fascinated by the region’s Native history. Although there were much warfare occurred at the region, she concluded the region as “… I also learned that these two Souths were never really separate, that the region was and is diverse and contested.” (Snyder 317) In the book “Slavery in Indian Country”, she explored the long history of captivity....   [tags: book analysis, native-american history]
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Zoos and Aquariums: A Barbaric Institution - The practice of keeping wild animals in a zoo or aquarium is looked at favorably in most aspects but what we fail to realize is that we have placed animals which at one point lived freely in wide open spaces into captivity. Society is assuming these animals are happy to be taken from their natural habitat and placed in pens and cages because they have every need handed to them. David Suzuki asked “What gives us the right to exploit other living organisms as we see fit?” (681). Through selfishness, people have justified zoos and aquariums to be an educational benefit to children, to help them learn about animals, their individuality and where they come from....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Orcas in SeaWorld - As a child I loved going to SeaWorld to see “Shamu” and his performances. It was a magical place where I could go see one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet wave at me, splash me and even do a small dance. Little did I know that the captivity of these grandiose animals is extremely harmful. Half a century ago in 1964, the first orcinus orca or killer whale was captured and put on display (Rose 1). Today, there are forty-five orcas in captivity with about half being born in confinement (“Killer Whales in Captivity”)....   [tags: killer whales, shamu]
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Mental Illness and POWs - Any member of the Armed Forces who is held in captivity as a POW or as a hostage is more likely to be at a higher risk of mental illness like PTSD. This assumption goes against everything that was thought to be known during WWI, it was noted time and time again that both English and German POWs were somehow immune to war neuroses and only susceptible to the newly identified barbed wire disease which is the prisoner’s reaction to his environment during prison life. Interestingly though, up until this point in history no real data or studies had been complied on the post release effects after captivity....   [tags: Military] 1318 words
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Native American Women in The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe - ... Rowlandson's Native American captors are represented as "Heathens," "Savages," and “Barbarians," who attack with a "revengeful Spirit." In contrast, Rowlandson is depicted positively as a "worthy and precious gentlewoman." As a result, "Captivity” is a vital metaphor for Mary's social situation and it works at numerous different levels to expose her oppression and resistance to epistemic structures which restrict and define women. The historical background of Rowlandson's text in the framework of Puritan ideology that incorporated despotic opinions of Native Americans and women, demonstrates the degree to which gender is an issue in her account of captivity....   [tags: place or social-status, tradition, stores ] 1307 words
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Blackfish as a Platform for Animal Rights - The death of Dawn Brancheau made national news back in 2010. Dawn was working as an orca trainer at the SeaWorld of Orlando when the tragic accident occurred. While doing a relationship session with Tilikum, the largest orca in captivity, Dawn was pulled into the water and drowned. It was a story that not only shocked the nation but left people wondering how something so horrible could happen. Gabriela Cowperthwaite‘s use of the accounts of retired SeaWorld trainers exposed the harsh reality of captured animals in her documentary Blackfish....   [tags: seaworld orlando, dawn brancheau]
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SeaWorld's Orca Whales - The Orca or “killer whale” is the largest member of the dolphin family. Weighing up to six tons the Orca’s power and large size make it one of the fastest marine animals, reaching speeds up to 35 mph. Orca whale societies are pods of up to 40 individuals and all pods use hunting techniques close to what a wolf pack would use, but when in captivity Orcas do not have this freedom. In an Orca society, females are dominant, and many Orcas live with their mothers their entire lives. SeaWorld’s Orca shows should be illegal because captivity causes the Orcas too much stress, they are responding with violence among the others, themselves, and to human beings, and with OSHA’s bans captivity becomes...   [tags: Orca, Killer Whale, Dolphin Family, Sea Mammal]
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End Breeding Programs - ... During her labor, trainers and specialty doctors could not find the pulse of the unborn calf, presuming the calf dead. The pain must have been unearthly, making the mother, Gudrun, begin to hemorrhage. Days went by before Gudrun moved painlessly around in her tank. Few hours later, Gudrun died. The list is endless for all the stress factors the killer whales live through and the impact just keeps getting colossal. What started the breeding programs at Seaworld was their claim that it was all for education purposes....   [tags: marine animals, cruel treatment] 736 words
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