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Trainers in Tanks With Orcas? Never Again, Says SeaWorld

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It's been a big week for killer whales and the people who oppose captivity. Last Thursday, CNN first aired the documentary Blackfish, while running a flurry of stories about SeaWorld and the use of orcas in entertainment.

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Richard S (209)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:51 pm
Hello SeaWorld--Orcas shouldn't be in tanks. Period.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:28 pm
noted ty Kelly!!!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:11 am
The trainers can come and go at leisure. The orcas cannot. That's the point.

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 10:28 am
Great news, Kelly! I hate Seaworld, They are evil and imprison animals who have not done anything wrong.

Roger G (154)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 11:31 am
noted, thanks

Anne F (17)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:37 pm
Time to take the orcas and descendants back home.

Jane J (3)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:56 pm
Keep both the trainers and the Orcas safe.

Thomas B (1)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:08 pm
Wrong answer. Take the orcas out and open the tanks for swimming. That would even bring in more mobey.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
I'm glad to hear no trainers in tanks during shows, but to go further, why do we keep taking these magnificent animals out of their homes to amuse us. It might be fun to see them "break water" in the ocean, but not in the tanks. The ocean is their home and if we see them it is because they want us to. We don't need to force them to be something they are not a side show at a circus.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:40 pm
I agree with Gloria Picchetti.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:56 pm
Leave all orcas where they belong to.

Nelson B (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:59 pm
Close SeaWorld. It is cruel and inhumane to keep any animal confined. We do not need SeaWorld or anything like it.

Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:57 pm

Kate Kenner (215)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:05 pm
Why David? because this is a business to them. I'm sure there is educational value but few there listen and the audience doesn't ;earn about tot see them in the wild but in captivity where they do silly tricks. They don't care about that orcas.
I said the same that man there said. This is what I called a bandaid solution. It is temporary an does not solve the problem. what they of course should be dong is not having orcas but out them somewhere so they can be happy-live as natural a life as possible if they can not out them back where they came from. Sadly their first interest is money and the orcas are somwehre at the bottom of the list.

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:21 pm
Thank You!

Jav R (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:00 pm

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:18 pm
Thank You Kelly

Elisa F (235)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:52 pm
Noted & Pledged. Thanks, Kelly.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 9:17 pm
I agree...leave the ocras where they the ocean. Thanks Kelly

Kerrie G (116)
Monday November 4, 2013, 12:02 am
Noted, thanks.

Manuela Gewert (88)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:55 am
Orcas, Delfine, Seehunde gehören in die Freiheit! Diese wunderbaren Tiere wurden nicht geschaffen, damit sie blöde Kunststücke lernen :) Ich sehe mir solche Veranstaltungen nicht an!!!

Manuela Gewert (88)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:57 am
Für solche Veranstaltung gebe ich kein Geld aus!!!

Azmi Timur (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted. Thanks.

janet f (29)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:45 am
Are we really supposed to be happy that the trainers have now been liberated from the tanks? More importantly, we need to liberate those animals from their imprisonment.

Jonathan H (0)
Monday November 4, 2013, 4:27 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Monday November 4, 2013, 5:22 am

Sarah G (109)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:18 am
The trainers at least have a choice, the orcas do not.

Ruth C (87)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:03 am
No Orcas in captivity!

Latonya W (82)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:29 am

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:16 pm
It does not matter if they get in the tanks they can still be grabbed and pulled in like they did to the other trainer that was killed.

Marija M (29)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:51 pm
thank you

Peggy Peters (1)
Monday November 4, 2013, 6:43 pm
The fact that SeaWorld has not really been properly punished for their heinous crimes against animals and loss of human life is not only upsetting but very confusing. SeaWorld is a HUGE revenue producer and I understand the financial losses that would be incurred should SeaWorld lose its theme parks icon, Shamu. Keeping this fact in mind, should revenue and job loss excuse these violations???!! In the 21st century, we all are on soap boxes or hovering really close to one preaching about some such cause that has captured our attention. Abusing and misusing animals in such a public forum, receiving no real punishments nor any hope of rescue for the animals involved is incredulous. I must pass by the theme park at least once per week and I say a prayer for the animals and people involved and those who are no longer with us.
Shame on you SeaWorld!!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted. TY Kelly

Melania P (122)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:24 am
What I want to hear is "orcas, never again in tanks!!"

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:12 pm
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