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JaredLawatsch

MsRobillard

LA8Hour3

3March2015
SeaworldIsNotTrusted
Imaginethecommercialswherewhalesareswimmingfreelythroughoutthesea.Thats
wheretheyshouldbe,right?Insteadhumansfeelthatweshouldripthemoutoftheoceanand
forcethemintotightspacesandlearntricksforentertainment.ThatsnothowWEwanttobe
treated,sowhydowethinkthatitsokaytodothistowhalesandotheranimals?Therehasbeen
tonsofcontroversyaroundSeaworldafterthemakingonBlackFish.Averybiasedfilmcreated
onhatingSeaworld.ThefilmcoveredgoodpointsonhowSeaworldisabadenvironment,now
Imgoingtoshowyoualittlemore.
Tostartisthatkeepinganimalsincaptivitycancausestressandpsychologicalproblemsthatcan
doastronomicallydamage.Anexampleisatseaworldandhowstresswiththeanimalsnever
leadtogood.AccordingtoanimaladvocateRicOBerry,hebelievesthestressinconstantfor
theseanimalsstuckincaptivity(Rose).Alsoanimalsarenotusedwiththeconfinedspaces
peopleputthemin.Anyanimalthatisscaredandstressedoutcandoterriblethingslike
becomingviolentorinjuringthemselvestryingtogettowhattheybelieveissafety.This
quotationexplainswhycaptivityisbadforanimalsbecauseitcausesthemstress.WhenOrcas
arestressedtheygnawatmetalbarsandconcrete.Adayagofrombeinginanoceanwherethere
wasseaweed,fish,coralandmoreallaroundthemhavenowgonetonothing.Anexamplewould
behowSeaworldandhowtheytakeanimalsfromtheseaandtreatthempoorlylikeputtingthem

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inboringtanks.RicOBerrybelievesthatOrcasmightfranklyjustdieofboredomfromthelack
oflifeinthetankwiththem(Rose).Withoutsignsoflifeorsomekindthingsthattheyareused
tocancauseproblemswithhowtheylivenowthattheycannotdoanythingthattheyusedtodo.
TheevidenceIfoundexplainedwhycaptivityisbadforanimalsbecauseitcouldgivetheanimal
psychologicalproblems.Drs.VentreandJettexplainedthatcaptivitykillsorcasbygivingthem
stress,socialtensions,andpoorhealtharechronicissuesinmarineparks.OneofSeaworldsown
killerwhaleshaskilled3trainersover30years.HisnameisTilikum.Whenacaptivekiller
whalelikeTilikumdoesnotcompleteatricklikethetrainerstellthemto,thewhalesdonot
receivefoodwithraisestensionandstressbetweentheanimals("30YearsandThreeDeaths:
Tilikum'sTragicStorySeaWorldofHurt").AlsoprovinghowSeaworldtreatsitsanimals
poorlyishowTilikumhasacollapseddorsalfin.DorsalFinscollapsingareasignofunhealthy
andstressedorcas.Ithappensalotincaptivity,butveryrarelyinthewild.Ittalksaboutthe
researchputintofindoutwhycaptivitykillsorcasandtheythinkcausescouldbestressand
psychologicalproblems.
Onthesubjectwewillbetalkingaboutoursecondreasonwhichisthatanimalsarebeing
treatedpoorlyandputinconfinedspaces.Animalsneedtheabilitytomovearoundandnotbe
woundup.Anexampleisthatapicturewastakenfromthesky,showingaorcainsideitscage
anditshowedthatthecagetheorcawasin,hecouldtouchfromendtoend.Thisplaceis
differentfororcaswhoareusedtoopenwatersandswimmingfreely("10ThingsYouDidn't
KnowAboutSeaWorldSeaWorldofHurt").Theplaceswhereseaworldislocatedareinhot
conditionsaroundtheUSA.Theorcascanoftenbecomesunburnedbecausethepooltheylive
aresoshallow.Whentheheatfromthesungoesintothewater,itcansunburnit.Thetrainers

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eventrytocoveruptheburnwithBlackZincOxidesotheanimallookssharpinshows.The
evidenceIfoundshowshowtheanimalshavetodealwiththeirnewsurroundings.AlsoThe
tanksatseaworldarenotclosetotheoceaneither,youcouldatleastputsomefakeseaweedor
somethingtomaketheanimalsfeelathomeandnotmakethemfeeltrapped.Exampleswouldbe
inSeaworldhowthetanksarenothingliketheocean.Thetanksareroundedwallsprettymuch
thatjustfitstheanimalitself.Tomaketheanimalforstressfree,Seaworldandothermarine
aquariumsaroundtheworldhastogivetheanimalsthespaceneededtomoveandtobefree.
Thisresearchshowshowmarinecaptivitiesarenottreatinganimalsuptotheirdeservedlength.
Asforthisreasonitisfinished.
NowmythirdandfinalreasonstatesthatOrcasareknowntohavebigger,fuller,and
happierlivesintheoceanratherthanincaptivity.Anorcasmortalityrateinthewildis2%
whileincaptivityitisastaggering6%.BritishColumbiasaysthatisatotal3timedifference,
whichdoesntseembigbutis.Alsocaptivityseemstobeaffectingthefemalesespecially(Rose).
What'sgoingon?What'skillingtheseanimalsbeforetheirtime?Femalesdieroutinelyin
captivityduringtheirreproductiveyears.Theyneverdointhewild.It'svery,veryrarefor
reproductivefemalestodieinthewildshe'lldieonceshehitsmenopause,samething.This
researchshowshowcaptivityisliterallykillinglife.AlsoOrcasareforcedtodounnaturalthings
atSeaworld.Seaworldmakesthereorcasdoterribleandunnecessarythings,rangingfromforced
masturbationtohidingsunburnswithzinc.Whydoaquariumsdothis(Rose)?Femalesorcas
havestartedbreedingat9whichisveryyoungformanyorcas.Maleorcasaretrainedtoreston
theirbackwhilethetrainersmasturbatethem.Innature,theseanimalsareusedtomatingontheir
time,notwhensomeonetellsthemtoo.Theblackzincjustcoversupthesunburnanddoes

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literallynothingtohelp.Duringshowsthehurtorcasarecoveredwiththattomakethemlook
sharpandsnazzy.Anotherwayisthattrainershavenoregardfordecenthelpwithorcas.
Seaworldstrainersareheretoentertaintheaudiencenottoeducate.Trainershaveverylittle
knowledgeaboutthistopicandmarinebiology(Rose).Seaworldtrainersdonotgotoschooland
receiveamarinebiologymajor,thatisnttheirfieldofexpertise.Theylearnedhowtoentertain
anaudience,theyknowhowtogetthemontheirfeet.MarineBiologistshavenoideahowto
helpanimalsindistressoranythingbecausetheydidnotlearnthosethings.Noideaabouttheir
intelligenceorwheretheylivedbeforethis,orhowsocialtheyare.Theonlythingstheyknow
abouttheseanimals,isthattheycanlearnatrick.
SomepeoplemaybelievethatplaceslikeSeaworldorzooshaveeducationalvalue,
sayingthattheseplacesarereallytheonlychanceforpeopletoseethesemajesticcreaturesup
close.Thecalculationswerethatseaworldwouldhavetotake2000boatstripsadaytoRonson
BiteinordertohavealltheguestsofseaworldseetheOrcas.Thepublicdoesnotneedtogetup
closeandpersonalwithanimals.Youcanreadabouttheminbooks,thereareeducational
picturesandvideostolearnabouttheseanimals.Leaveituptothescientiststodiscoverwhat
liesbeneaththedepthsotherthanforcingwhatliesunderthedepthstothesurface.Anothervalid
reasonhowseaworldcouldbebetteristhatSeaworldisthelargestrehabilitationprograminthe
world.Seaworldhasrescued24,000animalsrangingfrombirdstoturtlesanddolphins.The
problemisthattheyrescuetheseanimalsbutdonotprovidethepropercareforthem,resultingin
diseasesorproblemswiththeanimals.Alsomakethemdotricks.Iftheywantedtohelpthe
animals,bringthembacktothewildwheretheybelong.
IdonotbelieveinSeaworld.Italkedabouthowkeepinganimalscausesstress,animals

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gettreatedpoorlyandputinconfinedspaces,andthemortalityratesareupincaptivity.Italked
abouthowkeepinganimalscausesstress,animalsgettreatedpoorlyandputinconfinedspaces,
andthemortalityratesareupincaptivity.Areyoureadytohelptheanimals?

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