Friday, May 13, 2016

Blackfish (2013)

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

This documentary shows how these wonderful mammals are taken care of at animal water parks (Sea World). The treatment of the animals from the companies is terrible. They are only in it for the money. They only care about the animals as long they are performing. The rest of the time they just do not care. It is the people, workers and the trainers are the ones that really care about these animals constantly. These animals become mistreated and stressed putting the trainers at risk.

Since this documentary came out, the state of California banned all the use of Killer Whales in animal water parks. This was the law of its kind in this country. These animals should be released at all parks in the world.

This is a well made documentary, but it is pretty sad to watch. It just shows you what greedy men will do for money. Watch this to educate yourself. Enjoy.

Blackfish (2013) Trailer

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