It was one of the hottest films out of the Sundance Film Festival, but "Blackfish" will leave you with chills. Critics have praised "Blackfish" for being an "emotionally powerful" and "mesmerizing psychological thriller" that could double as a teaching tool. Thank you for watching CNN Films' documentary "Blackfish" for more information, please visit cnn.com/blackfish.
by Jason G. Goldmanvia twitter10/28/2013 12:08:23 AM
First and foremost, I really would like all the people that helped making this amazing eye-opening documentary. I always was interested in this topic but not a lot of people believed it until recently documentary after watching Blackfish. And for everyone who wants to read or is interested in this topic, there so a book that also "Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity."
Growing up I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. I was fortunate enough to have been taken to Disney World and Sea World numerous times by my parents since I was fascinated by dolphins and whales. To this day I still love everything about these beautiful sea creatures. I was recently at Sea World two years ago as an adult and still was amazed at the beauty of these majestic animals. After watching Blackfish, I will never step foot in a Sea World again and nor will my future unborn child. I'm appalled and disgusted with how Sea World have conducted themselves. This documentary was a huge eye opener and has forever changed my attitude about animal attractions. These creatures belong in the wild, not in a jail cell.
I had the unique privilege of getting to know four of Sea World's Orcas when they were in the public petting pool back in 1980 without the restrictions of having to be a trainer or work for a marine park. Kasatka, Katina, Kotar and Canuck II. I wanted to be a trainer back then but the experience of getting to know these four individuals changed my mind about that and about having them in captivity.