In The Life of Orcas

the real story about sea world

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In the documentary blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite success's in illustrating how sea world is mistreating the whales and keeping them in captivates by using interviews with the experts and stock footage of whales captivates and whale attacks.


In the documentary Blackfish, interviews and stock footage where shown of men taking orcas out of there environment and held in captivity. Tilkum and others orcas where captured and taken into captivity because they're not comfortable or use to being in tight places. Through out the years of being held in captivity the orcas killed trainers.

Stock Footage

Their where videos shown in the film how orcas where comfortable before they got taken into captivity. Stock footage where shown in the film to explain the good past of the orcas lives. Orcas wasn't killing human when they wasn't in captivity but now that they're in captivity trainers are getting killed by orcas because they are not use to the closed in environment.

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Trainer Interview

In the image below Jeffrey Ventre an former SeaWorld trainer, and a Whale Trainer was interviewed during the film explaining how orcas are not use to being in small space for hours. That's why some orcas lash out on other orcas or trainers because they cant take it anymore.

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The film blackfish was very upsetting. The sad part about the film is when the orcas are taken from their environment and other orcas. I felt the pain of family who family member died because the whales wasn't really trained or anything. Its was really sad to some of the trainers who lost their lives because of some whales that been held in captivity. I think animals shouldn't be captured and taken from their environment just to be show case at shows. I think people should look from another perspective if they where animals and taken away from people they grew up with its sad.