Bravo Creepy Monkey. I echo that 100%
Bravo Creepy Monkey. I echo that 100%
"I'm a otter. I do cute human things with my hands" "Aw, you go free."
"I'm a dolphin, I am so smart and cute." "Aw, you go free"
I'm a cow." "You're delicious. Get in the truck."
So, which is it? We can't have it both ways. 1) Animal captivity is wrong and should be abolished for all creatures, from large zoo animals to fuzzy puppies and cute little kitties in our homes to farm animals raised for food. or 2) There are totally justifiable reasons for these captivity programs; some for the betterment of our lives, some for our education and others for our nutritional needs.
And those of you who are so passionate about the health and welfare of the captive whales... are you vegans? Corporate farm animals raised for protein production and byproducts (cheese, eggs, etc) often live their lives in much worse conditions than those whales.
Before you ask, I am an omnivore who does their best to eat free range, quickly and thoughtfully slaughtered animals and byproducts from local farms where I can see how the animals are treated.
The oceans are dying? Oceanocare!
Just saw a portion of this on CNN, and it is really presented one sided. I would expect that CNN would have a more balanced "news" features on its network, Sad that isn't the case here.
I'm glad that Sea World is around, to give the opportunity for millions (who would not otherwise have a chance) to see these killer whales and several other marine animals, close and in person.
Yes, the deaths attributed to these captive animals should be taken with seriousness, and current and future employees who work closely with these animals SHOULD be thoroughly trained on safety issues. But DO NOT cut ALL these animals from Sea World. they really are Sea Worlds star attraction.
The problem with this film is that it's all one sided. What the film should have done was offered viewpoints from both sides of the arguments so you can come up with your own opinions. This type of film does nothing but steer the audience to believe what they want you to believe.
Blackfish Metacritic score: 83. (Last time I checked.)
Some of Pixar's leaders were moved by this documentary enough to change the ending of "Finding Dory."
Too bad some of you only saw this on TV screens. While home theaters might be fine for capturing Sea World's bathtub cages, they fall far short when presenting orcas in the majestic natural habitats that were presented so beautifully in this film.
Disney World should show this 24/7 on one of their hotel TV channels.
Ok, well, consider this. Say your wish is granted and SeaWorld does close it's doors. What then happens to all the animals and fish they have? There are realistically only two options. Option 1 is to release the animals into the wild. This will require someone or company that's willing to invest the billions of dollars it'll take to acclimate the largely captive born animals at SeaWorld to the wild. Remember Keiko aka Free Willy and all the money it took to reacclimate that one wild caught Orca back into the wild? Do you also remember that Keiko died only months after the long process of reacclimation to its natural environment?
Here's the second and most likealy option in my opinion. The animals will be sold off to other zoos and aquariums which will most likealy have smaller tanks. Some of those will have very questionable practices like Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. They're still embroiled in a storm up there over some questionable Veteranairian care of their animals. That most likealy caused SeaWorld to pull its Orca they loaned out to them several years before the loan agreement expired.
In the end, all that's gained is that SeaWorld closes it's doors and the animals get distributed to other zoos and aquariums across the globe. What's lost is the incredible network SeaWorld has for rescuing, rehabilitation, and rerelease of injured wildlife. Do you remember the mass sealion beaching a that took place in Southern California? There would be a lot of dead seals there if it weren't for SW coming to the rescue as the local opperations would have been quickly overwhelmed.
In my opinion, I think keeping the already captive born whales and other animals in captivity is a small price to pay considering what we have learned from them while in captivity, and what SeaWorld does behind the scenes with the rescue, rehab, and release program they have.
Some of the same arguments being made to take killer whales out of Sea World and other similar parks could be used to close ALL zoos throughout the world. Imagine zoos without elephants, tigers, panda, kangaroos, lions, polar bears, giraffes, buffalo, hippos, gorillas, etc. And what of all domesticated animal like horses, cows, sheep, etc. Would you have them all be set free? I am not buying into your argument, it's just WAY too important to have facilities like Sea World and Zoos like the San Diego Zoo, for people of all ages to gain a greater appreciation for animals throughout the world.
AND YES, Absolutely, certain standards should be set for facilities like Sea World, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and all other Zoos, who are entrusted with the care of these creatures. And yes, employees of these facilities should be highly trained in working with these animals. But CNN SHOULD be held to high standards as well, in reporting FACTS, and not just simply spout off, word for word, edit bite for edit bite, as what others are reporting. It's the duty of CNN to get BOTH sides of the story, and present it as such.
I doubt very much that Sea World is the largest offended of "animal rights". They are just one of the most well known facilities to care for ocean life in domesticated way. And because of their success and because they are well known, it makes them a bigger target. But what of smaller facilities, that don't hold a candle to the standards of Sea World?
What of animals being transported from city to city by carnivals and circuses? Certainly Sea World does a better job at providing homes for their creatures, than those creatures who are transported from city to city.
This movie is just attacking a bigger target, to get a bigger bang for their buck, and doing it one sided. It might be better to present their movie in a more balanced and fair approach, to make their movie more reputable. Unfortunately, in the end, the movie looks like it has a blatant predetermined agenda.