Sea World death.

  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 25, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    Why didn't they retire that whale after he killed the first person??? He's 30 yrs old. I think he did the trained monkey act long enough!!
    I don't think it is humane to keep animals this large in such small enclosures to begin with!!

    If given a chance I'm sure an animal would rather live 10 yrs in the wild than 30 yrs+ in captivity.

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    Feb 25, 2010 12:30 PM GMT
    They're not here for our entertainment, and problems will often happen in such situations. The same with elephants, tigers, etc.
  • DanOmatic

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    Feb 25, 2010 1:20 PM GMT
    I agree. Keeping big animals in small enclosures leads to their mental deterioration, and is in reality an incredibly cruel practice. I don't know how anyone can look at it as "entertainment". Also, they're called Killer Whales for a reason, and while Sea World and other outfits want us to think of them as cute and sweet and somehow miraculously capable of understanding human logic or emoting like people, they are majestic, wild animals that are capable of violence and follow their own type of logic.
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    It's very sad because they had an agreement that the Orca would only be used for breeding purposes not for shows because of his aggression toward humans. This did not need to happen. Tragic and sad. This is a predator a very intelligent predator at that they are very skilled hunters. I saw that when I watched the pod of Orcas kill a baby Sea Lion of Animal Planet’s “Untamed & Uncut!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    I have a friend who works at Sea World Orlando and all the employees there are very shocked and saddened by the tragedy.

    I think it's wrong to keep animals like that in captivity - whales are never going to be domesticated. I'm sure it was horrible when the whale in question was 'captured' off the coast of Iceland and then transported all over the world. I'd want to kill someone too (well, not really, but you get my point). I don't think places like Sea World should exist - or at least they should not keep large mammals like dolphins, sharks, whales, etc. If you want to see a whale go on a whale-watch and see them in their natural habitat!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    I agree that captivity is wrong but unfortunately, Poaching is such an issues (Especially amongst Asian Cultures) that the wild population may cease to exist. Remember Star Trek? THERE BE WHALES!
  • iHavok

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    Feb 25, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_MQdMKuY5A&feature=related

    Folks are friends not food!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    i hate killer whales, i shudder when i read this story
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    I want a whale.
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 saidI want a whale.


    Hit up the gay bars in Lansing and you will find a whole pod of them.
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    agri_sci said
    JoeB1986 saidI want a whale.


    Hit up the gay bars in Lansing and you will find a whole pod of them.


    Hahahaha nice.
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    JoeB1986 said
    agri_sci said
    JoeB1986 saidI want a whale.


    Hit up the gay bars in Lansing and you will find a whole pod of them.


    Hahahaha nice.


    Seriously, its why I am on here so often. Few stable, inshape dudes around here...even being a college town and all that.

    As for people getting killed by animals, I would love to see the murder trial. LOL
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidI looked up killer whales on Wikipedia and found something I found VERY disturbing.
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    The fact that killer whales lives SHORTER lives in captivity than in the wild is a good reason to reconsider the ethics of keeping killer whales in captivity.

    This is highly disturbing... I had no idea.
    Keeping them in captivity in a manner that shortens their lifespan is fucked up.
    Like working with any wild animal, injury and mortality are potential outcomes that trainers and anyone working around them have to take into account. He just did what he naturally does. To expect anything less is unrealistic... even if it is a tragic loss of human life.
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    EasilyDistracted said
    PAJohn saidI looked up killer whales on Wikipedia and found something I found VERY disturbing.
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    The fact that killer whales lives SHORTER lives in captivity than in the wild is a good reason to reconsider the ethics of keeping killer whales in captivity.

    This is highly disturbing... I had no idea.
    Keeping them in captivity in a manner that shortens their lifespan is fucked up.
    Like working with any wild animal, injury and mortality are potential outcomes that trainers and anyone working around them have to take into account. He just did what he naturally does. To expect anything less is unrealistic... even if it is a tragic loss of human life.


    its human instinct to kill...are we not accountable? Just a thought LOL