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The fact that this orca was taken from the wild, put in captivity, kills and injuries multiple people, but continues to entertain at Seaworld amazes me. The fact that these people only care about money rather then the lives lost, people hurt from those lives that were taken, yet they still don't release Tilikum amazes me even more. Do you not have a conscious? This orca clearly shows he is unhappy, he shows he doesn't want to be there, he shows that he has emotions. If they are not born in captivity, do not take them from the wild and put them in captivity, and expect a whole show from them, you took away everything they once had. You took away their family, their home, and their freedom.
SW doesn't have the guts to come forward and take any bloody responsibility for anything they have done past or present. They make me sick to my stomach over the handling of everything. It doesn't matter that some of the footage is old, step up and say it was wrong and we know better now. Take some of your profits and build and appropriate enclosure so these whale can live out their lives in the ocean somewhere. We no longer need to see them at a zoo setting to love and appreciate them. Disgusting!
I dont feel sorry for these people that have died,this is merely what happens when you train a wild animal to be a pet for a show. You're paying for animal abuse. We were planning to visit Sea World but thanks to this, nope. I hope people go on strike and Sea World gets shut down. All for money.
It is a shame what the love for money and profit will cause some people to do. My heart goes out to all the affected families. Tilikum wants out and has being trying to get that message across for decades now. How many more casualties do we need before he is released? Maybe if Kelly Clark is next in line, that will do it. Tikilum and his offsprings all over the world need out. Release them.
I watched this film twice and see absolutely no justification for removing killer whales from their habitat, the world's oceans, to perform tricks for human amusement. They belong to the world's oceans not Sea World. The movie was brilliant and sensitive. How can new trainers not be briefed on dozens of past incidents?
Im disgusted I wish I would of watched this before we went on vacation last month to SD Seaworld. Knowing what I know now I will never go back . Nor will I take my children again I will educate my kids to respect and view nature in its natural habitat. I feel sick!!
My sister in Florida volunteers at the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, Florida. When I told her to watch this film tonight and told her what it was about, she replied that Sea World does a lot of good, i.e, when there's injured manatees that the science center can't do more for, they come and take them. I think that Sea World should just be a rehabilitative center and the whales should be released. Otherwise, it is a despicable organization and this group is no better than the Japanese with what happens in The Cove. I will never go to Sea World.