1. Anahi Anaya
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      Anahi Anaya

It's unethical to keep captive a creature that most likely is smarted than us and to push him to perform for people just to be able to get some interaction. Orcas are very social animals and need, just as we, to be able to be part of a society. Tilikum's family was taken away from him, but even under these circumstances, he showed the willingness and good will to befriend people. These people turned out not to have his best interest at heart. Even as caring and loving as they were, they were there just to perpetuate his captivity. I think that his lashing out is a last attempt at survival. He is so lonely and sad. He is not happy at SeaWorld even with your high tech veterinary care and expert trainers.
SeaWorld Executives: Imagine the possibilities! Set Tilikum with a tracking devise and a team to keep up with his movements. Have a 24 hour web site for audiences at large to monitor his progress. Wouldn't it be incredible to see his dorsal fin straighten and his love of life return? You would be heroes! And I would be your biggest fan!

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    • Vivian Zhou SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Please help free this beautiful animals from the cruel hands of sea world. He deserves to be free!

    • Mustafa inceer IZMIR, TURKEY
      • about 1 month ago

      Because i have respect everything who have life ...

    • Tracy Kamar LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 3 months ago

      The facts regarding Orcas in captivity are absolutely heartbreaking. Since viewing "Blackfish" 4 days ago, an hour hasn't gone by that I haven't thought about the subject. Imagining the horrific life these smart, beautiful and VERY unlucky animals live day after day makes me sick to my stomach and I can't believe it's been going on for as long as it has. It's disgusting and shameful and it makes me dislike humans more than ever. Every time I think about it I feel like I'm on the verge of tears. It's repulsive to me and anyone with a heart and brain, I would imagine. I can't imagine that any amount of money or power or THINGS - cars, houses, boats, or other "toys" for humans would make this practice worth it. I don't know how those involved in capturing, keeping, breeding, and monitoring orcas and dolphins in captivity sleep at night.

      Please stop, now.

    • Heather Newman PORTLAND, OR
      • 3 months ago

      I want to see Tilikum free.

    • Melissa Nino AVENTURA, FL
      • 3 months ago

      Orcas are born in the ocean for a reason, just like all of us who are born in earth for a reason, we aren’t taken anywhere for the distraction of another race or culture. We are nobody to take the child of an animal away from their mother without their consent. Any human mother would be devastated without her child, and any child would grow up frustrated and aggressive without a home and the nurturing love of its mother. We often forget that we ALL have a heart; orcas have been proven to have even a part of the brain that we humans haven't even developed, which can count for the fact that many of us feel no SHAME for taking them away from their family at such an early age, and its natural habitat. What has happened to this whale is devastating, and for anybody to not notice this is inhumane. He is not a criminal, he is merely the result of his environment, and yes it’s sad what has happened in the past, it’s sad that two innocent people had to die for anybody to pay attention to the needs of these animals. However, isn’t it also sad the way he was stripped from his family? Isn’t it cruel to feed him after he does tricks to make us happy and entertained when in his natural habitat there is plenty of food for him to satisfy himself? To keep him contained to a man-made pool merely 25 feet deep, when the ocean is miles deep and wide? To use him as a sperm donor, to not let them breed naturally as intended? Wouldn’t you also attack the person that you assume is keeping you detained, just as an attempt to get away, to get the attention you need? I would. We think animals don’t feel, don’t belong, and don’t have a family; we constantly kill them, strip them of their kin, and use them to decorate our homes, and most of the time keep them in cages and use them for our entertainment. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR HUMANITY, WE NO LONGER HAVE COMPASSION IN OUR HEARTS, WE DISMISS THE FACT THAT THEY ARE BORN IN THEIR HABITAT FOR A REASON. They are born to run, swim, jump; they need the freedom that they were born with. This whale deserves the freedom that it has constantly been fighting for, let him go and be in its habitat to rehabilitate itself, for he is the only one that can do so with the help of its kind.


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