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    We keep the Orca whales alive in captivity, considering that they're survival rate is increased in captivity. People at seaworld are caring animal lovers, at least the ones taking care of the Orca, and in return, they get paid, which puts food on the table for these caregivers, which keeps them alive.

    So by keeping them in captivity, we're keeping them alive which is keeping us alive.


    Furthermore, has a whale ever expressed a human idea like independance and freedom? Have they ever expressed that they didn't want to be in a cage? Or is it just that everyone saw free willy and thought that's how whales felt.

  • They never learn survival tactics in a tank:

    Since these orcas have lived in these tanks their whole lives it is unlikely they will be able to survive in the wild. While we all love animals being free you can't just throw an orca in the ocean and say "Be free, buddy. Go. Play with the rest of the world"

    Not only will they not be able to survive, but since they grew up in the zoo that is where they need to stay. It is their home.

  • Orcas shouldn't be kept in captivity

    They have a shorter time span in a tank than they do in the wild life. People are using them as a pet which they are not they shouldn't be kept in tanks to entertain us they should be out living a life they should of had since the start.

  • They should not be in captivty

    Orcas should not be kept in kept in captivity because they are kept with different pods that speak different langues and what if a English orca was with a french or orca that said hey you have somthing on your back and the English orca thought the french orca you want to fight and they could grt serlosy heart.

  • Just limit them

    Killer whales are fine they aren’t endangered so chill tf out it’s a fun, cool experience for kids. And I was 5 when I went to a show and it was funny and I still remember it so it’s not a big deal y’all are dumb af we been doing this for 40 years they fine in captivity

  • Orcas should not be captive.

    Orcas cannot live in the conditions presented in places like Seaworld. Orcas in the wild do not have much interaction with orcas outside of their group, meaning there is plenty of space for them. However, in Seaworld, orcas are forced together into small spaces, meaning there is increased risk of injury and "raking" (one orca running their teeth against the skin of another to cause injury). Also, orcas aren't treated well in captivity. They are forced to do tricks in order to get their food, are separated from their young, are inbred, and numerous other ethical concerns. Human entertainment should not take precedence over the comfortable lives of these animals.

    Posted by: Luma
  • Orcas Deserve Freedom

    Us humans have freedom and rights. Why don't orcas? We are all animals, and because we have rights, all animals should have rights. Also would you like it if you were stuck in a cage? What will the orcas think ? The orcas will feel bad and will not like it of course, so to help and support their rights, we should not keep them in cages.

  • Orcas deserve freedom

    As Optimus Prime said, "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings". These majestic creatures don't belong in metal bathtubs where they are have to perform tricks like circus animals, they belong in their natural habitat with plenty of swimming space and their families. What SeaWorld is doing here is essentially slavery.

  • Highly intelligent beings deserve better

    There is no reason that orcas should be kept in captivity. None. Education? What could you learn about orcas at SeaWorld that you couldn't learn from Google? Or, better yet, on a whale watching trip to see them in their natural habitat? Research? Well, maybe this could be possible, but there has been no research done in captivity that has benefitted wild orcas. None. A good experience? For the humans, maybe. For the orcas, no. Orcas in the wild have highly complex social structures with the famale as the matriarch and all other females banding together to take care of calves. In captivity, the matriarch is often torn from the artificial pod, sending the hierarchy into chaos which has even caused the death of orcas as they attempt to assert their dominance over one another. Would you tolerate the needless death of an innocent being for a 'fun' family day out? Killer whales in captivity are physically and psychologically traumatised. Many have worn teeth from grinding them on the side of the tanks in boredom, and infections that hardly ever occur in the wild. Three separate orcas at different locations live without the company of another orca. One of them, Kiska, has not even a dolphin as a companion. It is just her and the walls of her tank. The others, Kshamenk and Lolita, live with other cetaceans, but this does not count as adequate company. It is like putting a human and a gorilla in a room together. Just because the orca is a type of dolphin, just as the human is a type of great ape, it does not mean that they can communicate or socially stimulate each other. In fact, Lolita has been seen with rake marks spanning the length of her body, from the Dolphins attacking her. She lives in the smallest orca tank in the world, reffered to by aquarium staff as 'the whale bowl.' She has no escape.
    And if you've read all this and still go and see killer whales in captivity, then fine. Enjoy the show.

  • Orcas should not be held in captivity because they do not belong.

    It is like saying that we as humans should live in a bathtub. They also are caused harm because they are held in captivity like putting Black Zinc Oxide on their sunburns it hurts them. They also deal with a lot of stress that leads to death. They do not deserve this neither do we because we are the monsters who held them in the most dangerous place: captivity.

  • Should orcas be kept in captivity

    Orcas cannot live in the conditions presented in places like Seaworld. Orcas in the wild do not have much interaction with orcas outside of their group, meaning there is plenty of space for them. However, in Seaworld, orcas are forced together into small spaces, meaning there is increased risk of injury and "raking" (one orca running their teeth against the skin of another to cause injury). Also, orcas aren't treated well in captivity. They are forced to do tricks in order to get their food, are separated from their young, are inbred, and numerous other ethical concerns. Human entertainment should not take precedence over the comfortable lives of these animals.

  • Free the orcas

    ANYONE THAT SAID YES IS CRAZY THESE POOR ORCAS GET RIPPED AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILY'S AND ONE EVEN HAD TO WATCH HER MOTHER BLEED OUT HER MOTHER THESE ANIMALS ARE FORCED TO PERFORM AND DO NOT LIKE IT IF THEY DONT DO SOMETHING RIGHT THEY GET LESS FOOD ... So yah think about that.

  • They should not be in captivity

    They should not be in captivity because they chew on the cages and brake there teeth. That means if the get released they could die because they can not eat and they will starve to death. The size of the cage is the size of a bathtub and that means they have to swim 2,560 laps around the cage.

  • There is no point in keeping them in seaworlds

    Because they can not live inside tiny bathtubs for their whole lives, because they do not learn to do anything alone, without help from a trainer, and if you just set them free like that, they will just die, because they do not learn to do anything on their own, and so they will not be able to catch their own fish, and even if you just keep them in the zoos, they will die of depression, and they will die in any case. Its is just like being slowly sucked in by a black hole, and then you just decentigrade, and die, and i really do not think that you would like to be deceintigraded, or what. I mean... Really.

  • Why would you?

    This is disgusting how they keep the Orcas in captivity they shouldn't be kept for our 'entertainment' at all by doing this we are practically killing them they die at a younger age when they are in captivity and the fact that this happens so much is sad. They deserve to be out in the wild in their habitat where they belong.


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kenzie_13 says2018-01-16T21:41:20.193
All of these post are fine but some people are just dumb and don't understand
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