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Blackfish Documentry

  1. Jan 1, 2014 #1
    Just got done watching Blackfish. Documentary on Seaworld and the Orca "Tilikum" who a couple years ago killed the trainer. It was extremely interesting and amazing how deep/disturbing the story is. I think it's worth the watch. Many parts are emotional and it's hard to watch. I can't say Seaworld is evil, but it makes you think.

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    This CNN story gives Seaworlds response to the "documentary".


  4. Jan 1, 2014 #3
    That's exactly the response you'd expect. I had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks with the trainer for Keiko (Free Willy). From my discussions with the trainer, Blackfish is credible.
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    They do make a good case for their research involvement from the cited references.

    "i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/10/11/killer.whale.bibliography.10.08.13.pdf" [Broken]

    "i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/10/11/killer.whale.sea..hubbs.collaboration.pdf" [Broken]
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    Watched the documentary after reading this thread. I found the seperation of trainer and managment very interesting with regard to the business decisions as well as to the whales themselves, and was actually appauled with how poorly those animals are treated. With the emotional intelligence these animals seem to have it's no wonder they can be triggered so easily after all they go through and how deprived their lives become. While I admire the obvious relationships we as humans can develope with these beasts, it still strikes me as unnatural, and by the end of the documentary am left with no sympathy for the people involved in the tragic events displayed in the documentary eventhough part of me says I'd have put a slug into Tilikum's brain.
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