Black Fish: a doc from the perspective of
former Sea World trainers speak about the deaths of whale trainers
killed by the animals. The film was playing in select theaters only, but
CNN debuted it last night, followed by 2 hour discussions by
2 panels. They debated as to whether Sea World & other sea parks
should exist. I say NO. Surprised that even Jack Hanna believes that Sea
World is safe for trainers, & healthy for whales. In the end
$/entertainment wins. The trainers discuss whether a relationship exists
with the whales or if they simply respond to food. They discuss
separation of whales, mistreatment of whales, and realizing that the
whales aren't theirs. They are owned.
Official Black Fish Trailer - 2013
Circus? No. Zoo? No. Sea World? NO! We would
lose a historical staple of entertainment, & $ would be lost. So
what? There are other ways to learn about whales, & it is soulless
to think that whales should have to sing for their supper. The park uses
the word "behaviors", but they are in fact tricks. There is no part of
these parks that benefit the whales. What's in it for them? Nothing.
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