Many studies show that keeping Killer Whales in captivity isn’t safe for the whales. In the documentary Black Fish they show what they believe to be the reasons that whales staying in captivity is wrong. One main reason they believe it’s not safe for them is because there simply isn’t enough room for them. In the wild they can swim up to 100 miles a day. Another reason they believe they shouldn’t be kept in the captivity is because they get separated from their families. In the wild Orcas stay with their family their entire life. In captivity they are separated and put into cages. In turn this makes them get angry. On several occasions these captured orcas have acted maliciously towards the trainers. They believe the reason behind this is because they get upset at either the trainers not feeding them enough or they are just sick of the tight enclosed space. In the wild Orcas are known to be very friendly. “In the wild, most orcas stay near or with their families for life, travel up to 100 miles a day, and display complex communal rituals that provide stability, cooperation and regular opportunities for the unbridled expression of sheer joy (Kelly).” There is only a single case where an orca has ever caused harm to a human being. In captivity the Orcas is recorded to have killed 3 people since 1991.
In 1991 on February 20th at Sealand of the Pacific in British Columbia a young woman named Keltie Byrne fell into the orca’s tank. Eyewitnesses say the large male Orca named Tilikum grabbed hold of her foot and pulled her into the water. There were also two smaller orcas in the water at the time. They were both female and their names were Nootka IV and Haida II. Both of which were pregnant by Ti...
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... made false and misleading points and that they exploited a tragedy; referring to the death of Dawn. It is clear that on several occasions SeaWorld has tried to cover up or play down these attacks. There is proof from actual SeaWorld employees that the attack on Dawn was very downplayed by SeaWorld. In October of 2015, the California Coastal Commission has approved the possible expansion of tanks at sea world. They plan to double the size of the orca’s tanks. I don’t believe that this is sufficient enough. I don’t believe that wild animals are meant to be in captivity purely for our enjoyment. They also must stop the captive breeding of their whales. Like I said previously I don’t think they should be in captivity at all. While stopping them from breeding again is great it still isn’t enough. It won’t be enough until all captive Orca are released back into the wild.
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