End the killer whale circus

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, Aug. 1:

SeaWorld would no doubt prefer that the public forget about Dawn Brancheau, the trainer who died in an attack by a killer whale at its Orlando theme park more than three years ago. But that’s unlikely to happen in the near future — not after the recent release of the documentary “Blackfish”, which explores why Tilikum, a whale involved in two previous deaths, attacked Brancheau during a performance. Conclusions are hard to draw, but if nothing else, the public is learning to ask harder questions about whether it is humane or right to keep these intelligent, social marine mammals in aquarium tanks, performing for crowds …

Juneau Empire (subscription) – Posted: August 4, 2013 – 12:11 am

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Letters: Killer whales deserve better


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Aug 05, 2013)

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