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    Unhappy Sea World trainer death

    It's a real tragedy but no surprise to me, about the trainer being killed at Sea World, Orlando, Florida.

    These animals, regardless of how much human contact they have and the cuddly names they're given, are still just animals. Animals that still have instincts that nothing can suppress, as nature dictated.

    Having visited Sea World in Orlando, more times than i can remember, each time i clap and woo-hoo with amazement along with the rest of the crowd and each and every trick the whale performs is rewarded with a handfull of fish.
    Are these animals just 'performing' for the food or do they enjoy what they do ?
    Surely they get bored being kept in what are quite small holding tanks ?

    Was it boredom that made the whale do what it did or did nature kick in ?

    I LOVE Sea World, it's my favourite park in Orlando and i'll continue to visit it. I already have tickets booked for October. I'll continue to clap, woo-hoo and be amazed by the shows the animals and trainers put on, but will always remember that a killer whale is, after all, a KILLER WHALE.

    Dawn Brancheau, rest in piece.



    Dawn Brancheau was killed in an accident with a killer whale at SeaWorld

    A SeaWorld spokesman has said a killer whale that attacked and killed a trainer in Orlando is the same one involved in two other deaths, including that of a Canadian trainer.
    SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said the whale that killed 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of a horrified audience is named Tilikum.
    Tilikum was one of three whales blamed for killing a trainer in 1991 at Sealand of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia.
    A man's body was also found draped over Tilikum at Orlando SeaWorld in July 1999.

    This is a picture i took last time we visited. The holding pools are .... small !


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    seen the vid its actally on youtube

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    We had an argument with some friends tonight regarding this when they said the whale should be put down

    I hit back with the obvious and pointed out that it is a wild animal and should be living in the wild and what it did is it's natural instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlm71 View Post
    We had an argument with some friends tonight regarding this when they said the whale should be put down

    I hit back with the obvious and pointed out that it is a wild animal and should be living in the wild and what it did is it's natural instinct.
    yup they aint called KILLER whales for nowt

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    Free the whales. Could be nature fighting back - they shouldn't be paraded like puppets.
    Muck about with powerful or dangerous animals and eventually you'll come a cropper. Same happened to steve irwin and loads of others.

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    Just been on the news that the same whale has killed at least 2 other people, a previous trainer that also slipped into the water and a guy who broke into the park on night. I still agree though that its not the animals fault and it shouldn't be put down.

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    Are they for real, these people who say the whale should be destroyed?! Sorry, but that's not enlightened thought. It won't happen, forget about that.
    The animal is obviously dangerous around humans, yes - it wants out. Let the poor sod go and do what it should be doing - hunting seals.

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    Sad thing to happen, but if you play with fire.....

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    They've said the whale will stay http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8537996.stm
    Bl.... cruel, imo.
    By the way, the thing weighs 5500kg (nearly as much as 4 vectras).

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