New Film about Captive Killer Whales

I'm interested to see Blackfish, a new film about orcas in captivity. We've known for years that captivity is traumatic for whales; it's the only situation in which orcas are definitely known to attack people (though they do seem to have attacked boats in the wild). According to this article in National Geographic, the film brings that fact to vivid life. I was particularly disturbed by details of the incidents in which an orca named Tilikum killed people. For example, the trainer killed in 2010 was partly eaten. Here's more:

Opinion: SeaWorld vs. the Whale That Killed Its Trainer: "The deceased was found the next morning draped over the back of Tilikum with his genitals bitten off."

Related Post: Pilot Whale in Captivity

Thanks to Hodari Nundu for the news tip.



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