rainbowpoptartzebra

SAVE TILIKUM

rainbowpoptartzebra:

Okay, now have you seen the documentary Blackfish? If not.you should. Im sorry if you grew up.on SeaWorld its just an evil buisness. They capture the whales, at a very young age, ship them across the globe, put them in cement pools, make them do tricks, in exchange for A fish. Not two,not three, ONE.
PLEASE.JOIN THE CAUSE OF SAVING KILLER WHALES IN CAPTIVITY.
SPREAD THE WORD.
SAVE TILIKUM

talk about misleading lmfao you fuck tard bahaha!
derangedhyena-delphinidae

askmewhyisupportseaworld:

Do your own research!

tillytrua123:

Stand With Seaworld shared Nina Duran’s photo.

Journalist Nina Duran went to SeaWorld San Antonio to see for herself! WOW talk about AMAZING!

"Today I got to spend the entire day at SeaWorld with the VP of Zoology,…

@ derangedhyena-delphinidae. You must have failed reading comprehension in school can you show me where any procap on this thread suggested ONLY LISTENING TO SW?Pretty sure what they are saying is dont just listen to blackfish do your own research which should include actually visiting sw to see it for yourself. Btw anti-caps like yourself clearly ignore the facts and choose to believe lies and propaganda. So why dont you fuck off.
derangedhyena-delphinidae
derangedhyena-delphinidae:

tillytrua123:

lovingorcas:

tillytrua123:

blondewithbuttonnose:

The Lonely Life of Tilikum: Six Tons of Killer-Whale Power Incarcerated, SubduedBy Helene Hesselager O´BarryEarth Island InstituteDavid Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.” Tilikum was only about two years old when he was snatched from his mother off the coast of Iceland in 1983. He has been kept at SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park since 1992, and even though nothing about the tanks there even remotely resembles the natural ocean world, SeaWorld´s Vice President of Communications, Fred Jacobs, in October of last year gave this statement to CNN: “Our killer whale habitats are the largest and most sophisticated ever constructed for a marine mammal.” Merriam-Webster defines the word habitat: “the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows.” An amusement park is not where orcas normally live, and while they can be forced to grow there, it is not where they naturally belong. Largest of the dolphins, these intelligent top predators have honed their survival skills over millions of years. Their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies are built for speed and for traveling long distances. Orcas use their sophisticated echolocation to hunt and navigate, and they communicate with each other using series of clicks, whistles, and calls. Each orca pod develops its own unique dialect, illustrating their highly evolved social behaviors. On its website, SeaWorld describes the social nature of orcas: “Killer whales live in cohesive long-term social units called pods. A pod is a group of individuals that travel together the majority of the time.” Had Tilikum not been yanked out of his ocean home, he would likely still be travelling the deep, chilly waters of Iceland for miles each day, going from one destination to the next. His world would have been one of tremendous diversity, new challenges, and boundless activities, such as hunting, playing, and socializing with pod members. With every leap out of the water, he would see an endless ocean, free of barriers other than where the ocean meets the shore. At more than thirty years of age, he would have acquired the skills of a master hunter, and, under the experienced guidance of his mother, would have learnt an impressive number of team-oriented methods of hunting live prey. The orca is the largest animal ever to be taken into captivity. The largest ever orca on record in captivity, Tilikum is endowed with six tons of physical strength coupled with tremendously complex brain power. Trapped in a minuscule tank, with no escape from the tropical heat and surrounded by souvenir shops, popcorn stands, ear-deafening music and applauding audiences, all of Tilikum’s powerful potential is methodically subjugated by manmade constructions of impenetrable walls and metal bars. The Google Earth image posted by Kirby on Facebook reveals with such obviousness the inherent wrongs of subjecting an ocean-roaming and exceptionally social animal to solitary confinement with nothing to do and nowhere to move. Indeed, the only sophistication to be found in Tilikum’s impoverishing incarceration is in Tilikum himself, and Fred Jacobs is woefully wrong when he boasts that SeaWorld has constructed the largest and most sophisticated habitat for killer whales ever. SeaWorld has constructed no such thing. Only nature has.

^^^^^^^ ” David Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.”  -……………………… —————————-Tell Mr Kirby thanks but we are not that stupid. No idea how current this even is because I pulled my house up on google earth and it showed my house with my previous car in the driveway. Not very current. Also, a picture is a snapshot for a second it does not tell a story. Anyone who has been to seaworld or who looks right here on tumblr at the pics and videos KNOWS Tilly is usually with Trua and recently Tilly and Trua were together all the time. So again, I havent read this post beyond the above but tell Mr Kirby to spare me the drama.

That’s some top notch journalism right there. Because Mr. Kirby cropped the tank which shows another orca (Trua almost certainly) playing under the water hose. 
I can’t even believe how manipulative that is. 

You’ll also notice he isn’t actually looking into the gate at any other orcas because there are none in that pool or the pool immediately beyond it. 


omg, I mentioned that it only showed half the pool but wow, that liar hid trua.

…..Wow, guys.

 Yup, the truth always misses the point for you fucking anti-caps.

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

tillytrua123:

lovingorcas:

tillytrua123:

blondewithbuttonnose:

The Lonely Life of Tilikum: Six Tons of Killer-Whale Power Incarcerated, Subdued

By Helene Hesselager O´Barry
Earth Island Institute

David Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.” 

Tilikum was only about two years old when he was snatched from his mother off the coast of Iceland in 1983. He has been kept at SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park since 1992, and even though nothing about the tanks there even remotely resembles the natural ocean world, SeaWorld´s Vice President of Communications, Fred Jacobs, in October of last year gave this statement to CNN: “Our killer whale habitats are the largest and most sophisticated ever constructed for a marine mammal.” 

Merriam-Webster defines the word habitat: “the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows.” An amusement park is not where orcas normally live, and while they can be forced to grow there, it is not where they naturally belong. Largest of the dolphins, these intelligent top predators have honed their survival skills over millions of years. Their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies are built for speed and for traveling long distances. Orcas use their sophisticated echolocation to hunt and navigate, and they communicate with each other using series of clicks, whistles, and calls. Each orca pod develops its own unique dialect, illustrating their highly evolved social behaviors. 

On its website, SeaWorld describes the social nature of orcas: “Killer whales live in cohesive long-term social units called pods. A pod is a group of individuals that travel together the majority of the time.” Had Tilikum not been yanked out of his ocean home, he would likely still be travelling the deep, chilly waters of Iceland for miles each day, going from one destination to the next. His world would have been one of tremendous diversity, new challenges, and boundless activities, such as hunting, playing, and socializing with pod members. With every leap out of the water, he would see an endless ocean, free of barriers other than where the ocean meets the shore. At more than thirty years of age, he would have acquired the skills of a master hunter, and, under the experienced guidance of his mother, would have learnt an impressive number of team-oriented methods of hunting live prey. 

The orca is the largest animal ever to be taken into captivity. The largest ever orca on record in captivity, Tilikum is endowed with six tons of physical strength coupled with tremendously complex brain power. Trapped in a minuscule tank, with no escape from the tropical heat and surrounded by souvenir shops, popcorn stands, ear-deafening music and applauding audiences, all of Tilikum’s powerful potential is methodically subjugated by manmade constructions of impenetrable walls and metal bars. The Google Earth image posted by Kirby on Facebook reveals with such obviousness the inherent wrongs of subjecting an ocean-roaming and exceptionally social animal to solitary confinement with nothing to do and nowhere to move. Indeed, the only sophistication to be found in Tilikum’s impoverishing incarceration is in Tilikum himself, and Fred Jacobs is woefully wrong when he boasts that SeaWorld has constructed the largest and most sophisticated habitat for killer whales ever. 

SeaWorld has constructed no such thing. Only nature has.

^^^^^^^ ” David Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.”  -……………………… —————————-Tell Mr Kirby thanks but we are not that stupid. No idea how current this even is because I pulled my house up on google earth and it showed my house with my previous car in the driveway. Not very current. Also, a picture is a snapshot for a second it does not tell a story. Anyone who has been to seaworld or who looks right here on tumblr at the pics and videos KNOWS Tilly is usually with Trua and recently Tilly and Trua were together all the time. So again, I havent read this post beyond the above but tell Mr Kirby to spare me the drama.

That’s some top notch journalism right there. Because Mr. Kirby cropped the tank which shows another orca (Trua almost certainly) playing under the water hose. 

I can’t even believe how manipulative that is. 

You’ll also notice he isn’t actually looking into the gate at any other orcas because there are none in that pool or the pool immediately beyond it. 

omg, I mentioned that it only showed half the pool but wow, that liar hid trua.

…..

Wow, guys.

Yup, the truth always misses the point for you fucking anti-caps.
loltias

loltias:

tillytrua123:

Stand With Seaworld shared Nina Duran’s photo.

Journalist Nina Duran went to SeaWorld San Antonio to see for herself! WOW talk about AMAZING!

"Today I got to spend the entire day at SeaWorld with the VP of Zoology, Chris Bellows. We were able to see and experience killer whales, penguins,…

okay.. so you are against people getting their information from blackfish.. but not from seaworld themselves?

that’s not doing YOUR OWN research. yes, i agree, people shouldn’t only get information from blackfish. blackfish, though, serves to open peoples minds up and get them interested in learning about seaworld and cetacean captivity and going into further detail. 

relying on seaworld is no better.. actually, worse, considering seaworld has repeatedly lied and made up facts or twisted words from researchers to make themselves look better. and considering their putting millions towards defending themselves against blackfish rather than idk, trying to improve the habitats of their animals? 

i do see  anti-caps relying solely on blackfish, but i see even more pro-caps only relying on seaworld’s information or researchers on seaworld’s staff. it is no better relying on them than relying on blackfish (though many people interviewed were featured in other movies discussing cetacean captivity). 

“seaworld has repeatedly lied and made up facts or twisted words from researchers to make themselves look better.” Hmmmm….and blackfish didnt lie or mislead their audience??? Umm yes they did.
hey-scout

hey-scout:

Last night I had a dream that I saved Tilikum. It started out with my brother and I at SeaWorld, and me trying to get Tilikum to be happy and play with all the other whales. Except, the whales were this weird hybrid between whales and dogs, so they could be out of water and run around and play…

Sooo your upset with the fact that sw has tili in a “tank” yet in your dream you thought it would be wayyyyy better for you to take him home and stick him in a container? Hmm..interesting. Your dream is a little F.U.B.A.R dont ya think. ALSO that comment you made about sw not doing anything good is bullshit. They do alot of great and amazing stuff if you anticaps would stop looking at the negative things that happen fucking 50 years ago when they started out. They have grown and learned alot. OPEN YOUR EYES SWEETIE. If you guys somehow manage to get the whales “free” (which I highly doubt) you guys will be killing them. Hope that haunts you in your dreams.
blondewithbuttonnose
blondewithbuttonnose:

The Lonely Life of Tilikum: Six Tons of Killer-Whale Power Incarcerated, SubduedBy Helene Hesselager O´BarryEarth Island InstituteDavid Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.” Tilikum was only about two years old when he was snatched from his mother off the coast of Iceland in 1983. He has been kept at SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park since 1992, and even though nothing about the tanks there even remotely resembles the natural ocean world, SeaWorld´s Vice President of Communications, Fred Jacobs, in October of last year gave this statement to CNN: “Our killer whale habitats are the largest and most sophisticated ever constructed for a marine mammal.” Merriam-Webster defines the word habitat: “the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows.” An amusement park is not where orcas normally live, and while they can be forced to grow there, it is not where they naturally belong. Largest of the dolphins, these intelligent top predators have honed their survival skills over millions of years. Their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies are built for speed and for traveling long distances. Orcas use their sophisticated echolocation to hunt and navigate, and they communicate with each other using series of clicks, whistles, and calls. Each orca pod develops its own unique dialect, illustrating their highly evolved social behaviors. On its website, SeaWorld describes the social nature of orcas: “Killer whales live in cohesive long-term social units called pods. A pod is a group of individuals that travel together the majority of the time.” Had Tilikum not been yanked out of his ocean home, he would likely still be travelling the deep, chilly waters of Iceland for miles each day, going from one destination to the next. His world would have been one of tremendous diversity, new challenges, and boundless activities, such as hunting, playing, and socializing with pod members. With every leap out of the water, he would see an endless ocean, free of barriers other than where the ocean meets the shore. At more than thirty years of age, he would have acquired the skills of a master hunter, and, under the experienced guidance of his mother, would have learnt an impressive number of team-oriented methods of hunting live prey. The orca is the largest animal ever to be taken into captivity. The largest ever orca on record in captivity, Tilikum is endowed with six tons of physical strength coupled with tremendously complex brain power. Trapped in a minuscule tank, with no escape from the tropical heat and surrounded by souvenir shops, popcorn stands, ear-deafening music and applauding audiences, all of Tilikum’s powerful potential is methodically subjugated by manmade constructions of impenetrable walls and metal bars. The Google Earth image posted by Kirby on Facebook reveals with such obviousness the inherent wrongs of subjecting an ocean-roaming and exceptionally social animal to solitary confinement with nothing to do and nowhere to move. Indeed, the only sophistication to be found in Tilikum’s impoverishing incarceration is in Tilikum himself, and Fred Jacobs is woefully wrong when he boasts that SeaWorld has constructed the largest and most sophisticated habitat for killer whales ever. SeaWorld has constructed no such thing. Only nature has.

That awkward moment when the anti-caps find out that one of their biggest voices turns out to be a big fat liar. PRICELESS

blondewithbuttonnose:

The Lonely Life of Tilikum: Six Tons of Killer-Whale Power Incarcerated, Subdued

By Helene Hesselager O´Barry
Earth Island Institute

David Kirby, renowned journalist and author of Death at SeaWorld, recently had a brilliant idea. Using the mapping application Google Earth, he zoomed in on SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park in Florida, and a satellite image of SeaWorld´s Shamu Stadium appeared on his screen. This is where several orcas, also known as killer whales, are incarcerated and used in performances. One of these orcas is called Tilikum. Best known as the orca that, in 2010, pulled his trainer underwater and killed her, Tilikum has endured more than three decades of confinement. Google Earth´s above shot shows Tilikum confined, in isolation, in what is known as G Pool. He is facing the metal gate that separates him from the other orcas, as if asking to join them. Kirby posted the image on Facebook along with the words, “Thank you, Google Earth, for documenting the loneliness of this orca.” 

Tilikum was only about two years old when he was snatched from his mother off the coast of Iceland in 1983. He has been kept at SeaWorld´s Orlando amusement park since 1992, and even though nothing about the tanks there even remotely resembles the natural ocean world, SeaWorld´s Vice President of Communications, Fred Jacobs, in October of last year gave this statement to CNN: “Our killer whale habitats are the largest and most sophisticated ever constructed for a marine mammal.” 

Merriam-Webster defines the word habitat: “the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows.” An amusement park is not where orcas normally live, and while they can be forced to grow there, it is not where they naturally belong. Largest of the dolphins, these intelligent top predators have honed their survival skills over millions of years. Their sleek, torpedo-shaped bodies are built for speed and for traveling long distances. Orcas use their sophisticated echolocation to hunt and navigate, and they communicate with each other using series of clicks, whistles, and calls. Each orca pod develops its own unique dialect, illustrating their highly evolved social behaviors. 

On its website, SeaWorld describes the social nature of orcas: “Killer whales live in cohesive long-term social units called pods. A pod is a group of individuals that travel together the majority of the time.” Had Tilikum not been yanked out of his ocean home, he would likely still be travelling the deep, chilly waters of Iceland for miles each day, going from one destination to the next. His world would have been one of tremendous diversity, new challenges, and boundless activities, such as hunting, playing, and socializing with pod members. With every leap out of the water, he would see an endless ocean, free of barriers other than where the ocean meets the shore. At more than thirty years of age, he would have acquired the skills of a master hunter, and, under the experienced guidance of his mother, would have learnt an impressive number of team-oriented methods of hunting live prey. 

The orca is the largest animal ever to be taken into captivity. The largest ever orca on record in captivity, Tilikum is endowed with six tons of physical strength coupled with tremendously complex brain power. Trapped in a minuscule tank, with no escape from the tropical heat and surrounded by souvenir shops, popcorn stands, ear-deafening music and applauding audiences, all of Tilikum’s powerful potential is methodically subjugated by manmade constructions of impenetrable walls and metal bars. The Google Earth image posted by Kirby on Facebook reveals with such obviousness the inherent wrongs of subjecting an ocean-roaming and exceptionally social animal to solitary confinement with nothing to do and nowhere to move. Indeed, the only sophistication to be found in Tilikum’s impoverishing incarceration is in Tilikum himself, and Fred Jacobs is woefully wrong when he boasts that SeaWorld has constructed the largest and most sophisticated habitat for killer whales ever. 

SeaWorld has constructed no such thing. Only nature has.

That awkward moment when the anti-caps find out that one of their biggest voices turns out to be a big fat liar. PRICELESS
natrllafter
natrllafter:

"On February 24, 2010, Tilikum was involved in a third incident when he killed Dawn Brancheau, a 40-year-old trainer. Brancheau was drowned after a "Dine with Shamu" show." Four years ago today the world lost a great person and wildlife advocate, today we commemorate dawn brancheau. Thank you dawn, for it was your ultimate sacrifice that sparked a revolution #boycottseaworld #emptythetanks #endcaptivity #seaworld #dawnbrancheau #rip #tilikum #freedomforwhales #freetilikum #freetilly #dontbuyaticket #blackfishthefilm #blackfishthemovie #blackfish

You started off ok. But as soon as you had the fucking nerve to thank Dawn for dying to “spark the revolution” you showed what a low life, classless, disgusting, piece of shit pig you are. How dare you? Is nothing sacred? is there no end to how low  you fucking anti-caps will stoop to further your agenda? Anyone who knew Dawn would KNOW she would NEVER BOYCOTT SEAWORLD. Before you ask, yes I met her more than once and this would make her sick.

natrllafter:

"On February 24, 2010, Tilikum was involved in a third incident when he killed Dawn Brancheau, a 40-year-old trainer. Brancheau was drowned after a "Dine with Shamu" show." Four years ago today the world lost a great person and wildlife advocate, today we commemorate dawn brancheau. Thank you dawn, for it was your ultimate sacrifice that sparked a revolution #boycottseaworld #emptythetanks #endcaptivity #seaworld #dawnbrancheau #rip #tilikum #freedomforwhales #freetilikum #freetilly #dontbuyaticket #blackfishthefilm #blackfishthemovie #blackfish

You started off ok. But as soon as you had the fucking nerve to thank Dawn for dying to “spark the revolution” you showed what a low life, classless, disgusting, piece of shit pig you are. How dare you? Is nothing sacred? is there no end to how low you fucking anti-caps will stoop to further your agenda? Anyone who knew Dawn would KNOW she would NEVER BOYCOTT SEAWORLD. Before you ask, yes I met her more than once and this would make her sick.
stage5klinghoffer

stage5klinghoffer:

lovingorcas:

People who disrespect the trainers that work with any animal. Those people work very hard to get to their position and it is so far from easy. They have to have a degree, and certifications, and lots of experience.

A protestor with a megaphone yesterday said, “The trainers don’t…

This is bullshit.  I’m so tired of people coddling the trainers and saying we should all be nice to them because they loooooove the whales and they are highly capable and if you’re going to attack anyone, attack SeaWorld (or the other marine amusement parks).

NOPE.  SORRY.  The trainers are either deluded, in denial or just fucking okay with what is happening.  They are just as culpable as the people who yank these animals from the sea.  They stand around and drop frozen fish into the mouths of orcas or masturbate them or toss them red rubber balls in a skin tight (frankly ridiculous) suit and I’m supposed to be impressed?  They are glorified fish dispensers with inflated egos and a serious lack of morals.  Not to mention, stupid.  Those vids from SeaWorld highlight just how full of shit these people really are.

The ones with any decency at all leave these parks and fight captivity.    

So, when I make jokes about how the trainers aren’t people at SeaWorld, just the main course, don’t be surprised.  

Im not surprised what else would we expect from someone like you. Anyone who jokes about death like you do, regardless of your opinion of captivity, clearly is the one with no morals or decency.
life-is-good101
life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

life-is-good101:

life-is-good101:

makaiooo:

Shamu stadium construction

how can u go there? look at how tiny those tanks are!

maybe compared to you, but to the orcas, it’s a bath tub!

how would you know what they think of the tanks? are you an orca that lives there? didn’t think so.

have u been in a bathtub? its small right? Orcas can swim up to 100 miles a day. compared to the ocean, those tanks are bathtubs

guess what? multiple tanks are open to the orcas, to provide room to swim and just be orcas. they are not confined to one pool all day.

that’s true. I guess the Big Splash that Tilikum does a few times a day and then goes back into the same, non-stimulating tank every day does let him be an orca.  So true :D *if u didn’t catch that, it was pure sarcasm*

oh really? that big splash is the only thing you think he does all day? obviously you obviously dont know what actually happens with tilikum.

please inform me then. What else does Tilikum do besides float around and be bored?

it may not be witnessed by the public - but trainers can give Tilikum EEDs, they can bring him out and night (or sometime during the days in certain pools) and play with him, there are husbandry sessions, he has Trua with him (who has been with him for the past month) there are endless things - but not everybody has the privilege to see them
so no, floating and the “Big Splash” aren’t the only things he’s able to do

cuz that’s totally natural and educational *sarcasm again* and how do u know if it’s not viewed by the public?  

um it is natural. all orcas play. all orcas interact with one another. and there are multiple pools at shamu stadium, and during the day they have Tilly in the pool with the roof over it (I’m not familiar with the pool names) and they will sit with him for hours and play catch, mimic, etc. Usually, these husbandry sessions with Tilly aren’t during park hours/aren’t happening in front of the public. the only reason I know this is because I was videotaping a performance and I could see this happening behind the show.

wow…okay. I will say that orcas interact with each other but normally within the same pod. not the artificial families that SeaWorld makes. When orcas play, it’s not with rubber balls and humans. and ur not understanding! No amount of tank movement is equivalent to the ocean! 

their EEDs consist of so much more than just rubber balls. there’s ice, plastic disks, balls, jello, little boogy-boards; and when trainers feel like getting a little creative, they can combine EEDs together with jello. these items are stimulating to the orcas, and allow them to discover new things. if you don’t believe me, or if you still think I’m wrong, you should watch videos/look up more information online

the videos are what THEY want you to see (i.e. they being SeaWorld) and you will not find any of those things in the wild! Don’t you ever want to see a wild orca spraying salt water out of his blowhole? Don’t u want to see them wild and TRUELY be themselves?

who says they can’t be themselves? oh lord I’m not even going to try to correct you on this one, just don’t believe everything you hear

I wont…only if u take a minute to watch Blackfish. be open to change.

I actually have watched blackfish - more than 5 times. At first I believed almost everything that the documentary told me, but then I looked into it and discovered that it was complete (pardon my French) bullshit.

but, even if Blackfish happened to be bullshit, you can see that captivity is not right for them! Look at the rake marks on their bodies! People have gotten hurt because the orcas are stressed! Orcas are not even endangered! Captivity is wrong for them! 

  first id like to deal with your comment about trainers dont know crap. I find it interesting since you mentioned blackfish in some of your responses that you feel that trainers dont know crap. Using ur logic this means that allll of the ex trainers in blackfish obviously dont know shit. Yet you have chos3n to believe EVERYTHING they had to say??????????? Hmmmmmmmm. Also, I fucking love ur argument that in the wild orcas get rakes BUT they can swim away from it. #1 orcas stay with their pods so they are not gonna swim very far away and the orcas giving the rakes can swim along right after them. So this is a stupid logic. 
Now to deal with ur comments abiut shamu Stadium. How the hell do you know that the oracs think its a bath tub? Did blackfish tell you that or maybe an orca?  Ok fine wild orcas swimm hundreds of miles a day in the wild. All but 5 of the Seaworld orcas were born at seaworld they wouldnt even exist if not for Seaworld they are not really wild orcas they are captive born orcas they dont know what wild orcas do. They havent even seen the ocean. Also you can say the pools are like bathtubs to them but thats straight up drama and exaggeration.  As far as tilikum is concern he does quite a bit more than go out and splash a few times a day. Sometimes yes he does the show many times he does dine with shamu now a days he does shamu up close. Thats just what the public sees. He also does quite a bit in between shows. His trainers work with him and play with him on a daily bases plus he spends quite a bit of time with truA and he is NOT just kept in one pool he typically has the run of 3 or 4 of them. Artificial pod/family??? Tilikum is with HIS grandson trua also his daughter malia and his son makaio none of which are from AI. Katina has nalani and makaio with her also not from AI. So dont see whats so artificial bout that. Maybe its YOU who doesnt understand these are not wild orcas ( again, except for the 5)this is the only home they have ever known no one has ever said that its the same as the ocean but then again who are you to say it has to be?? Your opinion that captivity is wrong for them is just that AN OPINION.

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how can u go there? look at how tiny those tanks are!

maybe compared to you, but to the orcas, it’s a bath tub!

how would you know what they think of the tanks? are you an orca that lives there? didn’t think so.

have u been in a bathtub? its small right? Orcas can swim up to 100 miles a day. compared to the ocean, those tanks are bathtubs

guess what? multiple tanks are open to the orcas, to provide room to swim and just be orcas. they are not confined to one pool all day.

that’s true. I guess the Big Splash that Tilikum does a few times a day and then goes back into the same, non-stimulating tank every day does let him be an orca.  So true :D *if u didn’t catch that, it was pure sarcasm*

oh really? that big splash is the only thing you think he does all day? obviously you obviously dont know what actually happens with tilikum.

please inform me then. What else does Tilikum do besides float around and be bored?

it may not be witnessed by the public - but trainers can give Tilikum EEDs, they can bring him out and night (or sometime during the days in certain pools) and play with him, there are husbandry sessions, he has Trua with him (who has been with him for the past month) there are endless things - but not everybody has the privilege to see them

so no, floating and the “Big Splash” aren’t the only things he’s able to do

cuz that’s totally natural and educational *sarcasm again* and how do u know if it’s not viewed by the public?  

um it is natural. all orcas play. all orcas interact with one another. and there are multiple pools at shamu stadium, and during the day they have Tilly in the pool with the roof over it (I’m not familiar with the pool names) and they will sit with him for hours and play catch, mimic, etc. Usually, these husbandry sessions with Tilly aren’t during park hours/aren’t happening in front of the public. the only reason I know this is because I was videotaping a performance and I could see this happening behind the show.

wow…okay. I will say that orcas interact with each other but normally within the same pod. not the artificial families that SeaWorld makes. When orcas play, it’s not with rubber balls and humans. and ur not understanding! No amount of tank movement is equivalent to the ocean! 

their EEDs consist of so much more than just rubber balls. there’s ice, plastic disks, balls, jello, little boogy-boards; and when trainers feel like getting a little creative, they can combine EEDs together with jello. these items are stimulating to the orcas, and allow them to discover new things. if you don’t believe me, or if you still think I’m wrong, you should watch videos/look up more information online

the videos are what THEY want you to see (i.e. they being SeaWorld) and you will not find any of those things in the wild! Don’t you ever want to see a wild orca spraying salt water out of his blowhole? Don’t u want to see them wild and TRUELY be themselves?

who says they can’t be themselves? oh lord I’m not even going to try to correct you on this one, just don’t believe everything you hear

I wont…only if u take a minute to watch Blackfish. be open to change.

I actually have watched blackfish - more than 5 times. At first I believed almost everything that the documentary told me, but then I looked into it and discovered that it was complete (pardon my French) bullshit.

but, even if Blackfish happened to be bullshit, you can see that captivity is not right for them! Look at the rake marks on their bodies! People have gotten hurt because the orcas are stressed! Orcas are not even endangered! Captivity is wrong for them!

first id like to deal with your comment about trainers dont know crap. I find it interesting since you mentioned blackfish in some of your responses that you feel that trainers dont know crap. Using ur logic this means that allll of the ex trainers in blackfish obviously dont know shit. Yet you have chos3n to believe EVERYTHING they had to say??????????? Hmmmmmmmm. Also, I fucking love ur argument that in the wild orcas get rakes BUT they can swim away from it. #1 orcas stay with their pods so they are not gonna swim very far away and the orcas giving the rakes can swim along right after them. So this is a stupid logic. Now to deal with ur comments abiut shamu Stadium. How the hell do you know that the oracs think its a bath tub? Did blackfish tell you that or maybe an orca? Ok fine wild orcas swimm hundreds of miles a day in the wild. All but 5 of the Seaworld orcas were born at seaworld they wouldnt even exist if not for Seaworld they are not really wild orcas they are captive born orcas they dont know what wild orcas do. They havent even seen the ocean. Also you can say the pools are like bathtubs to them but thats straight up drama and exaggeration. As far as tilikum is concern he does quite a bit more than go out and splash a few times a day. Sometimes yes he does the show many times he does dine with shamu now a days he does shamu up close. Thats just what the public sees. He also does quite a bit in between shows. His trainers work with him and play with him on a daily bases plus he spends quite a bit of time with truA and he is NOT just kept in one pool he typically has the run of 3 or 4 of them. Artificial pod/family??? Tilikum is with HIS grandson trua also his daughter malia and his son makaio none of which are from AI. Katina has nalani and makaio with her also not from AI. So dont see whats so artificial bout that. Maybe its YOU who doesnt understand these are not wild orcas ( again, except for the 5)this is the only home they have ever known no one has ever said that its the same as the ocean but then again who are you to say it has to be?? Your opinion that captivity is wrong for them is just that AN OPINION.