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Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Loretto on 25 February 2010 12:53am
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ap_on_re_us/us_seaworld_death

This is so sad.
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Spursfan on 25 February 2010 10:20am
 
Yes it is, poor woman. Horrific.

We have been to see the Orcas there on 3 occasions - they are so magnificent and are my second favourite there after the manatees.

One of my favourite parts of the show is where a trainer rides the orca (Shamu) - I have always thought how exillerating it looks (not that I'd be brave enough!).

I suppose to an orca the trainers look like their natural food, penguins? And sometimes the urge gets the best of them?

Very sad.
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by johnnythemonkey on 25 February 2010 11:15am
 
These animals should be in the ocean.
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Loretto on 25 February 2010 12:18pm
 
Agreed JTM. We have been to Sea World Orlando, not one of my favorite things to see. My son loved Aquariums and we've visited our fair share. Animals work on instinct, not choice. They are not meant to become trained pets. Right?
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by suzulu on 25 February 2010 12:24pm
 
It is very sad that the poor woman died but I agree, Johnny and Loretto. These wonderful creatures should be free to live their own lives in the ocean and not be used as entertainment.
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Muscipula on 25 February 2010 12:52pm
 
Great, I hope the execution was as horrific for the human than it was for the audience.

Musciupla
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Loretto on 25 February 2010 2:57pm
 
Yeuch!
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Spursfan on 25 February 2010 3:50pm
 
BUT the things they are trained to do are things they would do in their normal everyday life!! For example - when they 'beach themsleves' as a finale, they are imitating their actions when attacking seals (or is it penguins) in the arctic (antartic? - oh I forget). They 'beach' themselves then - if you see any film about wild orca you will see this happening.

It is NOT cruel (I have to tell the husband this each time).
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by BethGoth17 on 25 February 2010 9:11pm
 
Goodness, I hate Sea World. It's always too small, loud and packed with people. The tanks are way too small for those creatures. Bless them :(


Poor woman too. I feel sorry for her family and friends. Well, at least she died doing what she loved?
 
Re: Killer Whale Kills in Orlando Sea World, Fla. by Loretto on 25 February 2010 9:28pm
 
But the things they do in their normal everyday life would not involve humans swimming around with them and standing on their backs as if they were skiing, or on the tips of the mouths shooting up out of the water! He saw her as a toy! Simple as that. They should let the animal go free in the ocean, that's where these animals belong, in their natural habitats! I remember seeing a poor old polar bear at Dublin Zoo about 8 years ago. The poor thing had gone mental, all he did was rock back and forth, never walked or anything. polar bears belong in the arctic, not in Dublin!
 
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