Posted: Nov 22, 2013 9:50 am
by Scarlett
I watched this film last night, unfortunately it was banished to BBC4 when IMO it should have been on BBC1.

Anyway, it's a horribly moving film about Seaworld in the US, and particularly about Tilikum, an Orca whale who has been in captivity for 30 years and due to (in the experts opinion) psychosis brought on by it's captivity has killed trainers... and how Seaworld have been covering up and outright lying to protect their ow interests.

Sickening to see the crowds gather for the "show", anyone with an ounce of compassion can see the utter cruelty of keeping these enormous, and enormously intelligent, animals in tiny pools and making them perform for whooping crowds. The smiles are soon wiped off their self serving faces when they are witness to one of these creatures killing or maiming a trainer.

There's a petition too, to have Tilikum released into a sea-pen for much needed rehab.