Blackfish - Trailer
Beyond the lies, beneath the deception, the truth will surface.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted the trailer for the chilling Sundance documentary Blackfish, directed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about orcas in captivity.
OKAY, WE NEED TO REBLOG THE FUCK OUT OF THIS. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT AN ANIMAL PERSON, YOUR FOLLOWERS NEED TO SEE THIS. ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEIGHT OF VACATION SEASON. DO NOT SUPPORT SEA PARKS WITH CAPTIVE WHALES. IT’S NOT ENVIRONMENTAL PROPAGANDA (I can’t believe I even used those words) IT’S A REAL ISSUE AND IT’S NOT A MATTER OF PROOF, IT’S A MATTER OF COVERING IT UP AND IGNORING
Okay let me tell you some shit about Orcas I found out while doing a report on them
Orcas are smart ass mother fuckers. In the wild they hunt fish in pods so they can create a net of bubbles to capture fish and then eat them. They also hunt in pods so they can create waves to knock seals off of ice flows. Orcas are so smart they form societies based on their ancestry so they can care for their young and survive.The entire ocean is full of orcas that are smart enough to distinguish between humans and actual prey. And I know this because ORCAS HAVE NEVER KILLED HUMANS IN THE WILD. NEVER. THESE ANIMALS ARE SO SMART THEY KNOW AFTER A QUICK GLANCE THAT “HEY THAT’S NOT A SEAL. THAT’S NOT SOMETHING I WANT TO EAT, IT’S A GROSS HUMAN”
GUESS WHAT ELSE, MOTHERFUCKER? THE ONLY KNOWN DEATHS FROM ORCA ATTACKS HAVE BEEN IN CAPTIVITY.
WE HUMANS TOOK THESE MAGNIFICENT CREATURES FROM THEIR HOMES AND PUT THEM IN THE EQUIVALENT OF A BATHTUB AND THEN WE GET UPSET WHEN THEY ATTACK US. IT’S NOT THE WHALES FAULT.
AND YOU KNOW THOSE “CUTESY” FLOPPED OVER FINS? THAT’S ACTUALLY CAUSED BY THE TANKS BEING SO SHALLOW AND ROUND. IN THE WILD ORCAS CAN GO THOUSANDS OF FEET DEEP AND THE WATER PRESSURE IS WHAT KEEPS THE FINS UP, BUT IN THE TANKS THE WHALE IS STUCK SWIMMING IN A CIRCLE SO IT DEVELOPS A CRIPPLED FIN.
SO DON’T EVER TELL ME WHALES IN CAPTIVITY IS A GOOD THING, BECAUSE YOU’RE WRONG MOTHERFUCKER.
SOURCES SO YOU CAN VERIFY THAT THIS SHIT IS TRUE.
Best goddam thing I’ve ever read
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I remember going to Sea World when I was little and the orca show was okay. It’s wasn’t great. And when we went to see them in their tanks it was just sad. They had no room to swim and were just floating about. We’ve done so much with zoos and wildlife preserves to give animals a real habitat and keep them happy and natural while doing amazing things like breeding and reintroduction programs for threatened species. The next step is to do the same with large water mammals.
The last time I went to SeaWorld, I was very young. seven or eight - at the very most, ten. I was too young, and naive, at the time, to understand what I was seeing - especially where it concerned the whales and the dolphins.
I love whales. I love them to death. They are probably my favourite animal on the planet, if we’re very honest. I’ve always believed, in the very depths of my being, that they are intelligent and possess culture. If they had culture, it would make them so very like us, like humans.
Over time, as I’ve grown up, science has blazed the way to giving serious, intense evidence for the fact that whales are intelligent, and that they must have some form of “culture”, just as humans do.
I remember the news when Tilikum attacked and killed Dawn Brancheau. I remember thinking it was so horrifying, but what could have happened to cause it? Whales don’t just attack people. I found the video on YouTube - and it was and is horrifying to see. It was horrible that it happened, and my heart went out to Brancheau’s family. But I also remember saying to one of my friends at the time, “These are wild animals - they shouldn’t be there. I don’t know what they’ve done, but they’ve done something and it caused this to happen.” This film, it appears, is whistle-blowing on what that something is.
Please, everyone, if you’re reading this, and I do hope you are: Please, please know that these aren’t just “animals”. The treatment of these creatures is inhumane and torturous. Human beings have been dreadful and cruel to cetaceans for centuries; if it is in your power to do something about it (spreading factual information, boycotting parks, whatever it is you are able to do), you should do it. Prevent more injury and death and trauma, for whales and humans alike.