"Blackfish" - Killer whales, an animals of great intelligence, yet some do not realize what goes on backstage in Seaworld. Warning to those haven't seen this- it can be disturbing. (2013) - [83:06]

I dont even really know why I indulge your ignorance with a reply, but I guess you found me in a good mood. So lets see:

  • You dont even dispute point 1 so it still stands. It doesnt matter where or when or who got killed; what matters is that the Orca's attack and kill in captivity exponentially more.

  • They do provide accurate information and it does get warped by SeaWorld employees. Have you even watched the documentary? Several park employees (and their brochures and their corporate rhetoric) state that 'Orca's live 25 to 30 years'. In actuality they live 50 to 70 years in the wild. Yes, of course SeaWorld states that the science behind it is still disputed, just like religious crackpots doubt the science behind evolution and other nuts doubt the science behind climate change; fact is it is not disputed and has never been; well, as long as you dont count SeaWorld that is.

  • Yes, these types of attacks do happen in the wild, very rarely. Even when they happen, there is not one recorded death by Killer whale yet. Please, just have a look at the list of killer whale attacks on humans and have a quick look over the sheer difference in length between the 'in the wild' and the 'in captivity' parts of the list. Also again, note that there where no death's in the wild; when an Orca attacks in the wild he is mistaking the human for possible pray, as soon as they realize it is not their prey, they let go. If they attack in captivity it is with the goal to injure or kill the human.

  • It doesnt matter, which whale the footage is from; nobody disputes that this and other incidents happened. It is true, despite what you may have heard from SeaWorld, that in most pods calves do never leave their family. Genetic Diversity is not an issue because a) these pods are relatively big in size (40 to 50 members) and b) these pods do still meet with each other and 'interbreed'. Depending on the locality there are smaller pods in which the calves do leave their mother. But not until a sibling is born. As such pods are more isolated the typical birth-cycle of such a pod is up to 10 years.

I wanna get this point straight for you: there is no doubt in the marine scientific community that separating a calve from its mother at such a young age is incredibly traumatizing for both mother and calve. Again, the only people who doubt this of course are from SeaWorld.

I've just disputed it.

You have not disputed any one of my points; all you have done is spread some corporate propaganda. You see, the problem with getting all your information from one single document (or documentary, or book or whathaveyou) is that you are bound to get a very scewed view. That is true as much for 'Blackfish' as it is in your case with just reading one PDF whose sole purpose is to discredit the movie.

Instead, if you really want to argue such points, why dont you try to educate yourself beforehand? Get information from every corner and then put it together yourself; that way you can get a holistic impression of the whole situation and make up your mind in an informed manner, instead of just by following rhetoric.

In order to help you with that, here are some links, some of which I have shown before, some of which might assist you in your quest for information. Please, take your time and read through it; or, if you dont feel like it at least dont bother to comment on this topic anymore and spare us your ignorance.

http://www.killer-whale.org/killer-whale-reproduction/ http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/killer-whale/ http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2013/05/11/mother-killer-whales-and-their-babies-wild-versus-seaworld/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale_attacks_on_humans http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/education/cetaceans/killer.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale https://www.thedodo.com/community/NaomiRose/everything-wrong-with-seaworld-561608176.html http://www.whalefacts.org/how-long-do-whales-live/ http://www.orcahome.de/lifeexpectancy.htm http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-01-25/news/os-seaworld-killer-whales-survival-20140125_1_killer-whales-individual-whales-orcas https://newsela.com/articles/orca-lifespan/id/2625/ http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Orca%20Lifespans http://voiceofsandiego.org/2014/02/27/5-big-claims-blackfish-makes-about-seaworld/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/21/us/seaworld-blackfish-qa/ https://www.thedodo.com/recently-spotted-103-year-old--547381307.html http://gawker.com/seaworld-is-so-pissed-over-the-blackfish-documentary-840955452

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