Killer Whale Kills Killer Whale Trainer On Purpose. Look Surprised!!
You know what hasn’t happened in a while my Kittens? It has been a few months since an animal in captivity who has been placed in captivity so that a few paying doughy nit wits can gawk at them while they perform tricks for human amusement has killed and eaten one of their trainers.
Geez I really wish another animal would tear into one of its handlers flesh and…….
Oooooh….goodie. Look at this!!
Six-ton ‘rogue’ was involved in two other fatal attacks
Horrified spectators filmed a woman trainer as she fed a six-ton killer whale moments before he dragged her to her death by her ponytail.
After diving, the whale held Dawn Brancheau, 40, under water until she drowned at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
Tillikum the whale was still being allowed to perform at the park up until yesterday’s tragedy despite being involved in the deaths of two other people in attacks.
The theme park, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, immediately suspended the show.
The attack happened at lunchtime yesterday when about 50 tourists stayed behind after the ‘Believe’ show to watch trainers feed the orcas.
There were conflicting reports over how Mrs Brancheau, who had worked for 14 years with killer whales as was one of SeaWorld’s most experienced trainers, was killed.
Close friend and Corporate Curator of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld Parks Chuck Tompkins, who has worked at the parks for 32 years, said ‘Dawn had very long hair and it was in a ponytail. From what we understand the ponytail brushed against the nose of the whale.
‘He grabbed her hair, pulled her into the water and held her under water until she drowned.’
It is not clear what will happen to the whale now, he said – though he added it was too early to say Tillikum would never perform again.
‘We need to re-evaluate the training procedures and protocols and obviously we’re going to make any changes we need to make sure that this never happens again,’ Mr Tompkins told the MailOnline.
‘We need to provide the safest environment we can for him – and we still need to investigate how to do that – he still needs to be maintained as an animal.
‘We’re going to physically and mentally take care of him. We haven’t had time to evaluate yet – we’re going to take a deep look and make sure we make the right decisions and make them with the utmost respect to Dawn and her family.
‘I think it’s too early to say that he won’t perform again.’
When asked why the whale had attacked, he replied: ‘I don’t have a good answer to that. I don’t know what was going through his head. These are wild animals and we try and prepare ourselves for all situations and this is one of those times when we don’t have an immediate answer.’
It is not the first time Tillikum has been involved in an attack. Nicknamed ‘Tilly’, he was blamed for the drowning of one of his trainers in 1991 when he was at Sealand in British Columbia.
Sold to SeaWorld as a stud in 1992, the whale was also involved in an incident when a homeless man’s dead body was found across his back in 1999.
Well now that certainly is good news isn’t it Kittens?
Tilly the killer whale may still be allowed to perform tricks for people who enjoy paying money to see would animals do tricks for their amusement.
I believe the score so far is Tilly the killer whale 3 – Humans 0.
It’s awesome when people are killed by animals they cage and exploit. It really is. The wilder the animal and more gruesome the death the better. When a bear who is forced to ice skate goes beserk and kills everyone it sees, I’m a happy guy. That is until somebody shoots the bear for behaving like a captive exploited abused wild bear. ure it is fairly easy to say “oh my sweet tap dancing Jesus how can anyone think a human being eaten by an animal is a good thing?”
It’s fairly easy actually. The animals are held in captivity and abused for human amusement and entertainment. That’s how.
It isn’t like these animals are being used as food, or testing out cures for cancer or even marine life research. They flop around like a fat guy getting out of a La-Z-Boy for another bucket of bacon nachos in a big fish tank and every once and a while when they act like the wild animals that they are and eat their oppressors, people are surprised.
There always arguments that animals in places like Sea World and all of those other animal amusement parks have been hurt or could not live in the wild because of their wounds.
That’s true. Many couldn’t. So why does that make them fair game for humans to teach them to swim around with paying customers and bounce bowling pins on their noses?
This story reported that the whales “trainer” was killed. It wasn’t a handler, health care provider or keeper, it was a trainer. A person who was employed to make a killer fucking whale do pet tricks like a poodle at a dog show.
There are also arguments that having these horrific displays are educational. This is partially true. Hopefully the paying crowd was educated after Tilly ate his trainer that pissing off killer whales is a bad idea.
Marine biology studies are slightly more intricate than just going to see a captive killer fish play with a beach balloon while you eat cheese popcorn and buy a souvenier t-shirt on your way to the next amusement park.
The American Academy of Underwater Sciences at The University of North Carolina Willmington doesn’t sell souvenier t-shirts featuring a dancing blowfish and they do not offer a snack bar platter for the students. The lessons also aren’t called “show times” and are actual marine biology.
In their own words;
What is Marine Biology?
The field of marine biology — the study of marine organisms, their behaviors, and their interactions with the environment — is considered one of the most all-encompassing fields of oceanography. To understand marine organisms and their behaviors completely, marine biologists must have a basic understanding of other aspects or “disciplines” of oceanography, such as chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, and geological oceanography. Therefore, marine biologists and biological oceanographers study these other fields throughout their careers, enabling them to take a “big picture” approach to doing research.
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Notice that nowhere in that actual list was “audience member” mentioned and I strongly doubt anyone who witnessed this whale trainer being eaten will be running for the marine biology booth on career day.
It isn’t educational…it’s amusement and animals are being abused to provide it.
The story mentioned that they haven’t decided whether or no to let Tilly perform again so that it can earn more money for Sea World. I truly hope they do let Tilly put the blackface on again and perform a marine minstrel show. I hope Tilly let’s a little bit of time pass so that his “trainers” feel comfortable enough around him again to pat him on the head like a good little fish butler fetching his master a mint julip. Then I hope Tilly remembers how tasty trainer meat can be and leaps out of it’s fish bowl, into the crowd and trainers area and eats everybody in sight.
I also hope the other whales follow Tillys example, strap on the lobster bibs and rip the faces off of everyone last human spectator and trainer possible.
With any luck people might get the message that animals that are plucked from the wild and even though they may not be able to re-enter it due to injuries, don’t need to sing for their super by performing tricks and could be enjoyed just as much in an artificial environment for them to be allowed to swim around and just be animals. Nobody gets an education watching a whale in a pool tap dance, but a person would learn a few things watching animals be themselves and may pursue a career to learn more about them.
Until humans figure that out I have a few other career ideas for the folks who enjoy watching animals do tricks so they can laugh and gawk while saying things like “look honey….it’s a baboon in a tu-tu!!”
If it is such a wonderful idea I think these folks should apply for jobs as;
Camel Sperm Milker
Vampire Bat Milker
Mountain Goat Psychic
Monkey Poo Catcher
Just a thought…