“All whales in captivity are all psychologically traumatized;  it’s not just Tilikum.”

“If you were in a bathtub for 25 years, don’t you think you’d get a little psychotic?”

“There’s no record of an orca doing any harm in the wild.”

Blackfish (2013)

These are not domesticated animals. We have no right to treat them as such. These are dangerous predators who are extremely intelligent. These are animals who are more like us than we know. They hunt for food and sport. Like us. They live in communities. Like us. These are animals who seek to kill. Like us. Do not treat them like horses who have been domesticated for thousands and thousands of years. They are not our trick ponies. They deserve to be respected and treat as our equals, because in the water, they are not much different than we are on land. They are our equals in the sea. And we should fear them the way we fear each other.

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