Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sea world at fault for trainers death: Have some damn sense!

SeaWorld Decides Fate of Killer Whale

It's a frigging fish! Leave the fish alone and hold sea world libel for being idiots. I watched the video of her with the whale just prior and it blew me away. What the heck do they think? How did this not happen years ago? After I watched it I was livid and said to my wife that it was her fault, sea worlds fault for not knowing the nature of the beast they were working with. Her death is on their heads!

I just listened to the sea world representative telling the public about the adjustments sea world is going to implement immediately at their three parks. They are going to continue the killer whale exhibit and that is 100% right. I heard Jack Hannah hit the problem but not the way he should have so the problem was not addressed.

He said he was not sure what Tillicum the orca was thinking but I damn well do. In the final analysis you always want to walk in another mans shoes to experience how he thinks and feels the way he does. It is extremely critical and as you see detrimental to your well being if you do not do that with wild animals which this 12000 pound killer whale is.

Most of you fish or have fished. You know how to get them to attack your hook. Lure him, wiggle a worm in front of them and he will grab it. That was not an attack that was an orca doing what comes natural to them. I watched the tape of trainer Dawn Brancheau feeding Tillicum just before the incident. My first thought was no wonder he grabbed her pony tail, it was a tease.

I just heard the spokesman say there are no plans to ban pony tails or set limits on hair length but they better put themselves in a killer whales position and revisit that decision or this is going to happen again.

Former trainer said mistake triggered orca attack

SeaWorld faces major public relations challenge No they do not! Just remember what they have yet to employ, ENGAGE BRAIN!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


One Fly said...

Well said James. A bit of common sense goes a long ways now doesn't it.

an average patriot said...

Thanks Tom! I went 10 years ago and backed off when that whale performed.You see too many instances where their instinct takes over and the person has to work to avoid escalation. That is crazy!

Middle Ditch said...

Good post Jim and I totally agree. Leave them alone. Stop using them. Disasters will happen as they are, and will always be, wild.

I have been away for a while as I am watching the olympics and am gripped by it, specially the speed skating.

an average patriot said...

Hi Monique! I am watch the hockey game right now between Canadaa and the US for the gold. That killer whale is a 12 ton aggressive male. Enough said! What are they soft?

Holte Ender said...

Wild animals are wild, leave them in the wild.

an average patriot said...

Holte I absolutely agree. Zoos are fine but only to save those who need it.

Zhann said...

While I don't disagree that these animals should be left in the wild, there are 2 points I would like to make. First is a bit minor, but Tillicum isn't a fish, so comparing her to a fishing expedition is a bit of a stretch.

Secondly, you can't ignore the fact that the trainer knew full well that she is dealing with an Orca, and accepted that completely willingly. Placing all of the blame on Sea World and ignoring the fact that Dawn Brancheau knew what she was doing is a bit unfair.

While Sea World's existence is a bit selfish, the joy it brings to many of its spectators is hard to ignore. I remember going there as a kid and falling in love with all the animals, and I hope to bring my son there soon to witness a similar reaction. A part of me understands that these types of organizations, zoo's included, should not exist and animals should be left in the wild ... but on the other hand, without them, children miss out on a great learning experience.

Personally, I don't understand the fascination people have with death, and the ridiculous attempt at avoiding it at all costs. People die, thats it. Trying to make the world a nanny state where nobody ever dies is just plain stupid. While I regret that Dawn's life was taken, it happened while she was doing what she loved and by one of her beloved, I see nothing wrong here. People are making far more out of this than necessary.

an average patriot said...

Zhann I know he is a mammal, you know what i was implying "the nature of the beast in the sea" but I have seen trainers fighting for their lives against other Orca's.

I was surprised to see Sea world was warned someone would eventually be killed and they got the guy fired and quieted his finding. Well no surprise someone got killed and if they keep doing this it will happen againg!

Zhann said...

I had little doubts you were aware the animal was a mammal, it was just an obligatory remark when I saw the fishing reference.

And I agree that more deaths are to come. There is a reason they are known as killer whales, regardless of their intelligence. This is just the price people need to pay, or more to the point the price people should be accustomed to paying, if we are to enjoy their company.

America's fascination with death is actually quite distressing. At the rate we are going, we will surpass England holding the Nanny State mantle proud. People need to accept the fact that accidents happen and people die. We can't stop it, we can only delay the inevitable. If people die while enjoying themselves, they lived a full life and we should be happy for them. Of course, I am generalizing, but I am sure you understand where I'm coming from.