Event Title

Killer Whales in Captivity

Presenter Information

Nicole Donato, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 146

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 11:30 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

This paper will address the cruelties and motives behind the capture and captivity of orca whales across the world. Inspired by the documentary, Blackfish, people from all corners of the world have been intrigued by the story of SeaWorlds very own Tilikum, a massive breeding male that is well-known for the murders of three of his previous trainers -- most recently, Dawn Brancheau. The story of Tilikums capture and life from Sealand, Canada, to SeaWorld, U.S. has led to a public focus on the well-being of these captive killer whales, the lies that SeaWorld continues to tell, and the exposed brutalities that are put upon not just Tilikum, but the other killer whales who still remain in captivity. This paper was brought to life by the petitions going on in California to shut down SeaWorld and release the captive killer whales they currently imprison.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Ketner

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

412

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Killer Whales in Captivity

Diamond 146

This paper will address the cruelties and motives behind the capture and captivity of orca whales across the world. Inspired by the documentary, Blackfish, people from all corners of the world have been intrigued by the story of SeaWorlds very own Tilikum, a massive breeding male that is well-known for the murders of three of his previous trainers -- most recently, Dawn Brancheau. The story of Tilikums capture and life from Sealand, Canada, to SeaWorld, U.S. has led to a public focus on the well-being of these captive killer whales, the lies that SeaWorld continues to tell, and the exposed brutalities that are put upon not just Tilikum, but the other killer whales who still remain in captivity. This paper was brought to life by the petitions going on in California to shut down SeaWorld and release the captive killer whales they currently imprison.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/326