Exactly. And I also learned that these whales have a half lifespan when in captivity as opposed to their natural setting.The killer whale can't be blamed for this. I know these whales probably get the best of care but they are still confined to such small areas. This leads to stress for animals whose natural habitat is the ocean. I feel the same about elephants and other circus animals that are enslaved for people's amusement and profit.
I seriously doubt that is why Sea World are refusing to let this whale free. If it was a land walking animal, I could maybe believe it - but whales....No way.They can't release it to the wild because it can very well teach other Orca's to hunt people, if it feels that humans are prey... and yes, they literally teach each other how to hunt specific prey.
Actually, an expert has said that the Jaws scenario is a big reason why they won't release it in the wild. He also said that they couldn't kill it because of the obvious animal enthusiast reactions.I seriously doubt that is why Sea World are refusing to let this whale free. If it was a land walking animal, I could maybe believe it - but whales....No way.
Well said BrownGem. People and the media act all shocked when these animals turn on humans and kill them. It wasn't the animal that took the human out of their natural habitat, but the other way around. I will NEVER visit theme parks, circuses, etc. that enslave animals. They will not make a cent off of me. The only exception might be certain zoos that design the environment for the animal's needs, with lots of room such as a wildlilfe refuge. Once again, it is man's greed and selfishness that rears its ugly head. You made a very good point about how circuses should be. A good example of this is Cirque du Soleil.Count me in as not a fan of animals in captivity ie zoos, circuses etc. I much prefer to watch videos of them in their natural habitat. Seeing a lion in a fenced enclosure in an urban area...well there is something very wrong with that. Sad this trainer lost her life. Why not build a waterpark for the humans to enjoy with big screens showing documenteries on ocean animals. Circuses could be built around domesticated animals and human tricks also incorporating videos of wild animals. The "performances" in the wild are far more interesting than anything a trainer could teach.