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..., they chew on the iron bars or concrete on the side of their tanks. This action results in broken teeth and having teeth removed with drills, which is a painful operation (SeaWorld Of Hurt: Where Happiness). These are the many reasons why large animals, such as the orcas, should not be kept in captivity, as it is detrimental to their physical health.
Another problem that appears when orcas are kept in captivity, is their social health. Orca whales travel in large groups of families called pods. Pods are a group of whales, all related. In the process of capturing the whales, the young whales are torn away from their families, which is later slaughtered, and towed to a park where they are put into tanks with other young whales from different pods and even different parts of the world. These whales do not get along, which results in fits and stressed, anxious whales.
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