“Blackfish” …… Reasons why Orcas don’t belong in captivity!!


... in the wild!

… in the wild!

Please watch the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, which exposes SeaWorld, this Thursday, October 24, at 9 p.m. EDT on CNN.

The film features biologists, former SeaWorld trainers, and Tilikum, a star performer at SeaWorld who has killed three humans out of frustration caused by intense confinement, isolation, and lack of emotional and intellectual stimulation.

Tune in to find out why this film has changed the hearts and minds of many around the world. Invite family and friends over for a viewing party so that they learn the truth about SeaWorld, too. Won’t be home? Be sure to set your DVR, as you won’t want to miss the movie of the year!

Blackfish ......

Blackfish ……

Want to learn more reasons why orcas should never be confined to tiny concrete pools? Check out “8 Reasons Why Orcas Don’t Belong at SeaWorld,” and share it with your friends!

Slaves .....

Slaves …..

8 Reasons Orcas Don’t Belong at SeaWorld

  1. Premature Deaths ……… Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years—their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The median age of orcas in captivity is only 9, and orcas at SeaWorld rarely make it even to the average life expectancy of their wild cousins.Premature Deaths© Free Morgan Foundation
  2. Lean, Mean Killing Machines—or Not? ……… In the wild, despite centuries of sharing the ocean, there has been only a single reliable report of an orca harming a human being. Because of the stress involved in being deprived of everything that is natural and important to orcas in captivity, orcas have attacked and killed three humans just since 1991 and many others have been injured.Lean, Mean Killing Machines—or Not© Free Morgan Foundation
  3. Collapsed Dorsal Fins ……… All captive adult male orcas have collapsed dorsal fins, likely because they have no space in which to swim freely and are fed an unnatural diet of thawed dead fish. SeaWorld claims that this condition is common—however, in the wild, it rarely ever happens and is a sign of an injured or unhealthy orca.Collapsed Dorsal Fins
  4. Tanks ……… SeaWorld confines whales who often swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild to tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub. An orca at SeaWorld would have to swim the circumference of the main pool 1,900 times in one day to swim that same distance.Tanks© Free Morgan Foundation
  5. Fights ……… Orcas who are not compatible are forced to live in tight quarters together. The resulting anxiety and tension cause fights between orcas. In the wild, orcas have strong social bonds that may last for life, their social rules prohibit serious violence against each other, and when fights do occur, they can find space to flee. In captivity, there’s nowhere for them to go, which leads to injuries and death.FightsNakai was injured on a sharp metal edge in his tank while reportedly fleeing from an aggressive altercation with two other orcas.Photo © Ingrid N. Visser, Ph.D.
  6. Diet of Pig and Cow Bones ……… In captivity, orcas are unable to hunt and obtain water from their prey, so SeaWorld gives them gelatin, a substance that is not natural for them, in an attempt to keep them hydrated. Tilikum, who weighs 12,000 lbs., alone consumes 83 pounds of gelatin every day.Diet of Pig and Cow Bones© Free Morgan Foundation
  7. Breaking Their Teeth to Get Out ……… Orcas in captivity gnaw at iron bars and concrete from stress, anxiety, and boredom, sometimes breaking their teeth and resulting in painful dental drilling without anesthesia.Breaking Their Teeth to Get Out© Free Morgan Foundation
  8. Family Matters ……… Orcas are highly social animals who live in stable social groups ranging from two to 15 individuals. In some populations, children stay with their mothers for life. In captivity, orcas are forced to live with orcas from other family units who speak a completely different language than they do and are constantly moved between facilities for breeding and to perform.Family Matters

Orcas suffer mentally and physically just to line SeaWorld’s pockets. You can help them! The momentum is on our side with the release of Blackfish and our recent lawsuit against SeaWorld. Join the fight to help orcas, and tell all your friends never to go to SeaWorld.

Source: http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/8-reasons-orcas-dont-belong.aspx?utm_campaign=1013%20Reasons%20Orcas%20Don%27t%20Belong&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected by NATURE!!! 

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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