Free Tilikum
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Free Tilikum

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      FREE TILLY

"When it comes to animal exploitation -- follow the money. Using animals for entertainment is big business, plain and simple. The killer whale Tilikum has helped SeaWorld sell millions of dollars worth of tickets.

In the process this highly intelligent, social creature has gone through what we can only assume is hell. The hell is called confinement. Veteran whale trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed February 22 when the 12,300-pound killer whale dragged her into a tank at the park and held her underwater long enough to drown her. It happened in front of a crowd, just as she was rubbing the whale after a show.

As talking heads debate this avoidable tragedy, few pause to reflect on where it all started. It began in the oceans off Iceland. That's where Tilikum was born. He was born free, free to swim up to 100 miles a day, as killer whales are known to do in the wild.

His idyllic life turned into a living hell in 1983. That's when he was captured. Capture of a wild animal is invariably traumatic. He was put in a small pen. After a stint in a Canadian aquarium that ended in tragedy when a trainer was killed by Tilikum and two other whales, the animal was transferred to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.

Tragedy struck again. First a man who sneaked into SeaWorld was found dead on Tilikum's back. Now, the experienced trainer is dead -- a horrific and violent death."
Quote from Jane Velez-Mitchell (CNN)

It's time to FREE TILLY before he dies after a lonely, sad, bullied and exploited life entertaining folks for fish.

FREE TILLY!

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Free Tilikum

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[Your name]

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    • Bettina Lämmle SIRNACH, SWITZERLAND
      • 5 days ago

      Es gibt keine Worte um das zu beschreiben, was wir Menschen den Orcas antun...

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    • Barbara Jones EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 days ago

      For Tili, this is just like being imprisoned in a bathtub. It's NOT on!!

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    • Simon Sexton CYPRESS, TX
      • 8 days ago

      In the beginning of time itself as we know it, God created a countless number of creatures to populate the Earth. Birds for the sky, mammals, reptiles, and others for the land, and fish and mammals for the sea. All these were created by our Father's own hands, yet here we are, hundreds of years later, tearing their families apart, and placing them in captivity. As if this isn't bad enough, careless "trainers" are being put completely in charge. A friend of mine was attending a show on the date February 22. He told me all about his experience, including the terror he witnessed when the trainer was pulled under the water and drowned. He told me that the whale tried to kill her...I had a different theory. Perhaps the whale was not trying to tell us something. Think about it. How would you feel if you were ripped from your family, stuck in a tank, and used for the benefit of the company? Wouldn't you want to tell someone about it? I don't only believe that Tilly should be free, but all the whales that are being held in captivity. Why do we need a tank? There is a natural habitat in which we can observe them!

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      • 11 days ago

      Keine Lebewesen dürfen so gehalten werden ,alle Meerestiere gehören in den Ozean und nicht in einer Badewanne zur Belustigung für uns Menschen . Der Großteil der Menschen interessiert sich nicht wie es den Tieren in der Gefangenschaft geht,es ist sehr traurig, man kann es in wenigen Worten nicht beschreiben ! Liebe Tierfreunde , Bitte ermuntert alle Freunde um an der Petition teilzunehmen, für die Freiheit des gefangenen Tilikum !

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      • 12 days ago

      Capturé bébé, arraché à sa mère et à son clan directement au large de Washington : c'est tout simplement honteux quand on connaît l'intelligence de ces animaux et leur attachement très profond à leur clan. 3 orques de son clan tuées au cours de sa capture. 30 ans de vie dans des bassins, de fait inadaptés, et à être martyrisé par ses congénères pour lesquels il n'est et ne sera toujours qu'un étranger. Tilikum sert aujourd'hui, comme depuis des années, de reproducteur à l'entreprise commerciale Sea World pour l'ensemble de ses parcs. Sea World n'a que faire du bien être de ces animaux. Pour toutes ces raisons, Tilikum est voué à finir sa vie (et elle peut être longue) seul dans son bassin. Une bien triste vie pour un animal aussi sociable, qui dans la vraie vie vit en communauté et dispose d'une intelligence rare.

      FREE TILIKUM!!!

      STOP USING ORCAS FOR EXHIBITION!!!!!

      FREE ALL ORCAS!!!

      NO MORE SLAVES' ORCAS!!!

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