Blackfish Documentary

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Wildlife is simple and organic. Since the beginning of the human race, people have formed deep connections with the animals and wildlife they come into contact with. In the documentary, Blackfish, we see the faults of human interactions with wildlife. SeaWorld, which is a multibillion dollar business, is an example of the faults of human interactions with wildlife because the company captures orcas and confines them to pools, in order to attract people to their parks. This has led to my belief which is that amusement parks that confine animals in enclosures should release these animals, not only because it takes the magic out of seeing these animals in the wild but, more importantly, it is morally wrong to take animals from their packs and…show more content…
He describes the techniques used to capture them, which report the killer whales being separated from their pods and the screeching of the whales as they saw their fellow orca get loaded up into the harness. The main killer whale mentioned throughout the film is named, Tillikum, who was originally at Sealand of the Pacific but later transferred to SeaWorld. Sealand of the Pacific was located in Victoria, British Columbia in a marina. The facility was basically a net surrounded by a floater. Tillikum’s first involvement in the death of a trainer occurred at Sealand of the Pacific when Keltie Byrne slipped into the water and he forced her down which caused her to drown. Once Tillikum was transferred to SeaWorld, Tillikum dragged experienced trainer, Dawn Brancheau, into the water where she was killed. There are many more cases mentioned that show the frustration these whales feel from being enclosed in cement pools that prevent their interaction with nature. Through out the documentary, the main plot becomes apparent which is to show the faults in SeaWorld’s and companies like it, who capture animals and cause these deaths to occur because of the greed for
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