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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
    They are called KILLER WHALES for a reason. They are not the happy go-lucky sea critters people think they are. I think putting him down is a big extreme. He should at least be released into the wild where he naturally belongs.
    Unless he was born in captivity, then he has no idea how to survive in the wild. He's depended on humans for care and food his whole life (he's around 30 years old). Sure he he has some natural instinct, but whales are social animals and they might not accept an "outsider".

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Releasing him back into the wild would essentially be the same as putting him down. He was not born into captivity but has been since he was captured at around 2 years old in 1983. I am little surprised that they have decided to put him down, SeaWorld and the trainers are very aware of the risk involved working with orcas.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    A trainer was killed in an incident with a killer whale yesterday at the park. Click on the link for details:
    Investigation Into SeaWorld Trainer's Death Begins - Entertainment News Story - WESH Orlando

    On the right, under "Related" there is a video that this station did with the trainer back in 2000 (WESH 2 Interviews Late SeaWorld Trainer In 2000 )

    Our prayers go out to Dawn's family & her Seaworld family. The park has no plans to put the whale down at this time (as reported on WESH, our local NBC affiliate here in Orlando).

    They reported that the incident in 1999 was of a man who appranelty broke into the park and was found in the tank with Tilly. He died from hypothermia.
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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Okay first off they are not going to "put the whale down"...come on now really? He is a beautiful whale and his "samples" for a better use of words has helped in the birth in a few of our whales currently on display and will be used in the future. Secondly it really gets to me when people try to match news or facts to their life views. News like this upsets me because those people fail to realize that someone died.

    I feel badly for her friends and family. Tragic.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    It is more likely that the whale will no longer be used in shows and might be put in a tank by itself. Most of the time he had to be kept seperate from all the other whales anyway.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    And it's looking like Tilly will most likely be put down as a result of all this (especially since this is the 2nd time he's attacked a trainer).
    They are not going to "put down" (kill) the whale. Sea World does not eliminate "inventory". Every killer whale that Sea World owns is worth over a millions dollars each - and this particular whale is their very valuable breeding bull male orca. It's worth millions of dollars to them. I guarantee you they are not going to kill him. They need him to keep their business going.
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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Dewd View Post
    They are not going to "put down" (kill) the whale. Sea World does not eliminate "inventory". Every killer whale that Sea World owns is worth over a millions dollars each - and this particular whale is their very valuable breeding bull male orca. It's worth millions of dollars to them. I guarantee you they are not going to kill him. They need him to keep their business going.
    This is correct. They did announce they will not be putting him down.

    I have heard three different versions of how that trainer died. I wonder why sea world is trying to misrepresent the facts..??..

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    Exclamation Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    I'm glad he is being put down. Should have happened after the first time.
    Are you kidding me?

    He's not being "put down", nor should he. Again, wild animals are not at fault if humans are going to be stupid enough to force them to do tricks just to make a quick buck off others.

    Even dogs are not at fault when they attack. It's the risk you take when you own an animal. I know this might be shocking news to you, but they aren't people- they are animals and don't have laws to go by and can't drive cars, etc... You know that right? Yes I know I'm sounding a little smarta**, but what does it take for people to understand animals are animals. They have a different brain than we do, yet you expect them to follow the same "rules/laws" as humans? Lmao- what a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley815 View Post
    Again, wild animals are not at fault if humans are going to be stupid enough to force them to do tricks just to make a quick buck off others.
    You're right. Sea World is a multibillion dollar operation that makes huge profits by imprisoning these intelligent animals and forcing them to perform on schedule in small cement ponds. It's shouldn't be surprising when one of these smart creatures suddenly decides not to "go with the program".
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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Horrific story but I hate to say I'm relieved they aren't killing the whale.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    The whale killed a trainer in Canada and then a guy who snuck into the tank at Sea World after hours, attacked an almost killed a Sea World trainer, and then killed another trainer yesterday.

    You know I love whales but this one doesn't belong in a pool at Sea World. I'm not sure any orcas belong in a pool at Sea World.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Since I live here in Orlando, this story is all over the news. In fact, Sea World is having a press conference today.

    It has been reported that the incident in Canada invovled 3 whales, and Tilly was not the one "blamed" in the trainers death.

    As for the yutz who broke into the park and ended up in Tilly's tank in his underwear......
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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    He killed two people, though.
    So that makes him a serial killer? No, hes an animal. They don't go around with intentions to kill humans for the fun of it. Sharks don't even kill people for the fun of it, they do because they believe humans are something else.


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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley815 View Post
    Are you kidding me?

    He's not being "put down", nor should he. Again, wild animals are not at fault if humans are going to be stupid enough to force them to do tricks just to make a quick buck off others.

    Even dogs are not at fault when they attack. It's the risk you take when you own an animal. I know this might be shocking news to you, but they aren't people- they are animals and don't have laws to go by and can't drive cars, etc... You know that right? Yes I know I'm sounding a little smarta**, but what does it take for people to understand animals are animals. They have a different brain than we do, yet you expect them to follow the same "rules/laws" as humans? Lmao- what a joke.

    Excellent post, thanks for posting a logical riposte.

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    Re: Killer Whale kills worker during show

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley815 View Post
    Even dogs are not at fault when they attack. It's the risk you take when you own an animal. I know this might be shocking news to you, but they aren't people- they are animals and don't have laws to go by and can't drive cars, etc... You know that right? Yes I know I'm sounding a little smarta**, but what does it take for people to understand animals are animals. They have a different brain than we do, yet you expect them to follow the same "rules/laws" as humans? Lmao- what a joke.
    If a dog killed a person, it would be put down, period. It happens all the time. Logic, morality, the laws of nature, and your passionate viewpoint does not change that fact. I'm just sayin'
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