Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Loneliest Whale in the World
Sorry for the family of Tilikum's trainer, but how else could he get his message across to humans. He understood what they wanted from him, but they didn't understand what he wants from them......his FREEDOM. Freedom to roam the ocean and be an Orca as he was meant to be. His message was quite clearly misunderstood, for instead of freedom, he now has isolation and depression in a small tank barely large enough to turn around in. Anyone who blames Tilikum for what he did should think twice about blame and where it really lays....with SeaWorld and all the other organizations and facilities that hold whales and dolphins in captivity. Some have said they should be given rights as humans due to their intelligence. Think of how you would react if you were ripped from your home, your family, your food source, and everything else that is natural to you and placed in a small man-made concrete tank (prison) and starved of food and interaction with family. Some may think this sounds harsh, but I would do far worse, way sooner than Tilikum did.
Please don't support these facilities who hold whales and dolphins in captivity! The least you can do is "NOT BUY THE TICKET"