They suffer through many catastrophes because of there flaw which is the inability to behave well. Some people think that since these whales have killed humans that they aren't exactly heroes but in the play Antigone, Creon was the tragic hero but he killed Haimon and Antigone with his actions and words. Something these people don’t know is how these whales are treated and the consequences there flaw brings forth at places like Seaworld. First they are captured and taken away from their families and the vast water they swim 80 miles a day in. Then,... ... middle of paper ... ...o the public, and abusing animals.
Shark fishing is “the practice of cutting of the shark’s fins and throwing the still living shark back into the sea to die.” (Kettles) My goal is to explain how shark finning, which will lead to the extinction of sharks, will effect our environment and discuss the importance of their conservation. As I mentioned earlier shark fishing is a cruel and inhumane practice by humans of cutting the fins off of live sharks. This wasteful technique uses about 1 percent of the sharks total body weight. Shark finning has been going on for thousands of years, but with the demand growing and the black market prices rising we are finding ourselves scrambling to try to help conserve our sharks. The Ecologist posted an article by Nick Kettles Revealed: How Demand for Shark Fin Soup Fuels Bloody Harvest tells of the large amount of shark blood shed for the Chinese delicacy, shark fin soup.
Infections in killer whales can lead to death in many cases. If a whale gets an infection, they have to be taken out of the pool and placed into another pool by themselves to prevent any problems with other killer whales they live with. In many cases, whales with infections need serious care from whale specialists. The killer whales living at the SeaWorld park also undergo large amount of stress while living in the pools. Everyday, the whales practice tricks with different trainers.
109 Issue 20, p7). When Tilikum finally did let her go, it was too late. Experts suspected that Tilikum was very stressed and depressed for many reasons; tourists and trainers believe this is what caused him to be so aggressive. Being in captivity is different than being in the wild, and being in the tank was so miserable that Tilikum would get painful stomach ulcers and bite the sides of the tank, essentially trying to get out, but it caused his teeth to break. Also, Tilikum had many cuts from the other whales biting him.
When a Sealand trainer fell in the water Tilikum was said to have dragged her to the bottom of the enclosure and then tossed her around with the other whales ultimately killing her. Soon after her death Sealand closed down for good and decided to sell Tilikum, when SeaWorld heard they quickly purchased him. Tilikum is the largest whale in captivity and SeaWorld used him for mating purposes to build up their orca population. Captivity took a huge toll on Tilikum and made him very stressed at SeaWorld. One night after closing a man decided to sneak into his tank and it is believed that Tilikum killed him because he was found naked on top of him.
Should killer whales be in captivity???? Have you ever seen a killer whale show? Killer whales are very dangerous be around because they are from the wild and don’t know any better than to attack when they become scared and do not know what to do. This is one of the reasons we should let them out of captivity. So here is the main question everyone is asking … Should Killer whales be in captivity?
However, when humans interfere they disrupt the lifestyle of these majestic animals by kidnapping the orca pups and bringing them into captivity to entertain a crowd of humans. The stress of bringing them into captivity causes many health issues and also brutal sometimes fatal attacks on humans. Captivity of killer whales should be phased out until there are no more of these beautiful animals left to be tortured in captivity. Works Cited Blackfish. Dir.
Director and Producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite set her sights on unveiling the truth behind a string of violent deaths that have been associated with the confinement and captivity of killer whales in her 2013 documentary, Blackfish. Cowperthwaite presents an in depth look at the negative effects that captivity has on the naturally intelligent and social disposition of killer whales. In addition to that, she sheds light on the conflicting information that has been given to the public about the true nature and life span of these magnificent creatures. Cowperthwaite argues that the trend of aggressive attacks and brutal deaths over the past several years at Sea World and other tourist water parks is contributed specifically to the captivity of the
Another woman said her soul was connected to the soul of the gray whale. (Sullivan 136) This shows the emotion that the protestors brought to the controversy against the hunt. Their argument is that the whale is sacred to them too, and that slaughtering the whale is a criminal act. Everybody involved in the hunt is not perfect, but everybody deserves a chance.
SeaWorld has been around for many years now and they are known for their performance with orcas. In addition to that, SeaWorld has recently announced that they agreed to end captive breeding of killer whales. In the documentary “Blackfish,” released in 2013, director Gabriela Cowperthwaite created this documentary to inform the audience that holding orcas in captivity is unhealthy for them and perilous to trainers. The film primarily to inform viewers on the inhumane treatment and unlivable conditions of whales at amusement parks, mainly directing it towards SeaWorld. Cowperthwaite uses shocking footage and personal interviews to provide a powerful impact on the general audience.