Free Tilly ???
Posted by emama at 03/02/2010
the above link is to a topic that i find myself swaying back and forth on and thought it would be great to get others involved as well. Whales in captivity...how do you feel about setting them free into a world in which they have never known and expect them to live.please whatch an tell me what you think.i would hate to see another one of these beautiful creatures vanish
shearwater at 03/03/2010 19:03:34
Jean-Michel Cousteau who helped rehabilitate and free Keiko released a statement this week saying he still believes the same can be done for other captive orcas. Although Keiko eventually died of a pneumonia-like illness he did learn to catch and eat live fish and he spent his remaining time free in the oceans rather than in a swimming pool performing where, as with all orcas in captivity, his lifespan would have been considerably shortened anyway.
Cousteau still believes it's worth the attempt but says if any are unable to be released they should be cared for in the best of conditions possible without any more performing or captive breeding. This is where large sea pens swimming with other captive orcas, much along the line of elephant sanctuaries like PAWS, might be the best option.
These orcas have made a lot of money for marine mammal parks so when they point out all the reasons they want to keep orcas performing remember there's a lot of money involved. But it's time to make these parks do right by the orcas.
Albert P at 03/07/2010 10:52:47
Lae at 03/26/2010 13:44:12
CandyKisses at 09/27/2010 22:38:43
I wonder how it would feel to the capturers to be in captivity? To be forced to breed with some ugly human being that maybe looks like a space ship still in orbit.........