Orca researcher Ingrid Visser tends to stranded orca Koru. When he got free, he quickly rejoined his companions and appeared perfectly fine. Picture like this really shows how big they are!
Oh my god, he is absolutely massive.
I can’t get over his size!
They’re really going after that ‘mommy’ demographic lately.
Kids don’t need places like SeaWorld. If they’ve watched Blackfish, their awareness has been raised and by boycotting these circuses and encouraging others to do the same, they’ve become involved in a very worthy rescue effort already. Not only has Blackfish completely fucked up SeaWorld, it’s more effectively doing SeaWorld’s supposed ‘job.’
"They don’t get to see both sides." Oh and SeaWorld DOES show them both sides? Tell me, please, oh wise trainer, where does SW say anything about wild orca behaviour, wild orca life spans, the unnatural deaths that these animals have suffered in captivity, the unnatural medications you stuff their food with, you know, both sides of captivity? Oh right, you don’t because you exist to glorify the captive cetacean industry.
I fucking cannot stand it when SeaWorld officials go “Well Blackfish is so one sided!!” SO IS YOUR PARK.Saying that kids who see Blackfish don’t get to form a proper opinion is fucking bullshit. Kids whose parents take them to SeaWorld and shove captivity shit down their throat don’t get to form their own opinion, their opinions are made for them.
You’re not a victim, SeaWorld. Stop playing the victim game. You had every chance to defend yourself in Blackfish but you declined. Stop whining.
Notice how their excuses for keeping the whales in captivity is to “inspire guests”
“I’ve been studying orca for over twenty years officially, unofficially since I was about six years old. It’s been at least fifteen years studying them in the wild before I saw my first orca in captivity … and I was so devastated that I literally threw up. I vomited right there and then in front of these orca because I was just so horrified about what was going on with these animals in captivity.”
— Dr. Ingrid Visser discussing captivity, Whalefest 2012
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