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Post Reply Tilikum the orca has died.
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http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/01/06/seaworld-announces-death-tilikum-killer-whale-featured-in-movie-blackfish.html

They say he died from a lung infection at the age of 36.

This orca was tied to the deaths of 3 people and was the father of many of the SeaWorld orcas swimming around now. Blackfish came out 3 years ago and wrecked SeaWorld's attendance, revenue, stock and reputation. As a result they announced the ending of their killer whale shows and breeding program.
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For some reason the first image that popped in my head on seeing this was Harambe riding Tilikum somewhere off in the clouds.
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What is the point of SeaWorld if you're not watching 20-somethings get fishy hands playing with sea zebras?
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They should cook him up and feed the homeless.
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i never watched that movie but

i remember reading a fiction novel one time about an intelligent life form living at the bottom of the ocean who turned against us and they wiped out half of humanity with the oceany ways and there was this one scene of a guy who got caught hanging on a rope and an orca jumped out the sea and snapped off the lower of half his body

that was a pretty gruesome book

interesting story though
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Getting up there in age is an overstatement. Orcas have been tracked to live easily 70+ years in the wild, some as long as 100! The negligence of places like zoos and aquariums makes me not want to take my children to go see them.
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It's a conspiracy.

They killed him because he wasn't carrying his weight.

Money is evil.

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You know what. There was a reason when I went to marine land and fed that killer whale, I was absolutely terrified to even get close to it, but all these people around saying it's fine, it's ok, Bullshit! These whales don't give a fuck about you or me, they are wild and hungry. Caging them in confinement is disgusting.

You can't cage these beasts, they belong in the wild, out in the ocean. You know what, I think it's disgusting to have whales of any kind on display. They deserve unlimited space. I don't care if you do treat them good, they are confined in a space they shouldn't even be in in the first place.

I understand there are people out there who try to keep certain species of animal safe, but this is just keeping animals as slaves for our enjoyment. Every animal deserves to be free and respected, not confined by 4 walls for the rest of their life.
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Sogno- wrote:

i never watched that movie but

i remember reading a fiction novel one time about an intelligent life form living at the bottom of the ocean who turned against us and they wiped out half of humanity with the oceany ways and there was this one scene of a guy who got caught hanging on a rope and an orca jumped out the sea and snapped off the lower of half his body

that was a pretty gruesome book

interesting story though


That book sounds amazing
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Sogno- wrote:

i never watched that movie but

i remember reading a fiction novel one time about an intelligent life form living at the bottom of the ocean who turned against us and they wiped out half of humanity with the oceany ways and there was this one scene of a guy who got caught hanging on a rope and an orca jumped out the sea and snapped off the lower of half his body

that was a pretty gruesome book

interesting story though


we gonna watch it soon
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Humms wrote:


Sogno- wrote:

i never watched that movie but

i remember reading a fiction novel one time about an intelligent life form living at the bottom of the ocean who turned against us and they wiped out half of humanity with the oceany ways and there was this one scene of a guy who got caught hanging on a rope and an orca jumped out the sea and snapped off the lower of half his body

that was a pretty gruesome book

interesting story though


That book sounds amazing


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Getting up there in age is an overstatement. Orcas have been tracked to live easily 70+ years in the wild, some as long as 100! The negligence of places like zoos and aquariums makes me not want to take my children to go see them.


Thank you...

Other person deleted their post but you are right. Tillikum only lived to half the age he would have in the wild.
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Humms wrote:

You know what. There was a reason when I went to marine land and fed that killer whale, I was absolutely terrified to even get close to it, but all these people around saying it's fine, it's ok, Bullshit! These whales don't give a fuck about you or me, they are wild and hungry. Caging them in confinement is disgusting.

You can't cage these beasts, they belong in the wild, out in the ocean. You know what, I think it's disgusting to have whales of any kind on display. They deserve unlimited space. I don't care if you do treat them good, they are confined in a space they shouldn't even be in in the first place.

I understand there are people out there who try to keep certain species of animal safe, but this is just keeping animals as slaves for our enjoyment. Every animal deserves to be free and respected, not confined by 4 walls for the rest of their life.


SeaWorld's defense was in releasing him to the wild he would starve since he doesn't know how to hunt or have a pod/family to hang out with. But if SeaWorld decided to release him it would've been interesting research for SeaWorld and orca studies in general. I'm not sure if a study similar to this has ever been done. Worst case scenario at least SeaWorld could say "I told ya so."
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Humms wrote:

You know what. There was a reason when I went to marine land and fed that killer whale, I was absolutely terrified to even get close to it, but all these people around saying it's fine, it's ok, Bullshit! These whales don't give a fuck about you or me, they are wild and hungry. Caging them in confinement is disgusting.

You can't cage these beasts, they belong in the wild, out in the ocean. You know what, I think it's disgusting to have whales of any kind on display. They deserve unlimited space. I don't care if you do treat them good, they are confined in a space they shouldn't even be in in the first place.

I understand there are people out there who try to keep certain species of animal safe, but this is just keeping animals as slaves for our enjoyment. Every animal deserves to be free and respected, not confined by 4 walls for the rest of their life.


SeaWorld's defense was in releasing him to the wild he would starve since he doesn't know how to hunt or have a pod/family to hang out with. But if SeaWorld decided to release him it would've been interesting research for SeaWorld and orca studies in general. I'm not sure if a study similar to this has ever been done. Worst case scenario at least SeaWorld could say "I told ya so."


Whos fault is it for teaching them how to starve?

you don't teach an animal how to hunt, its instinct, but you can sure as hell teach them how to starve by raising them to take hand outs.
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