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The Wonderful World of Captivity. Housing Killer Whales. Seaworld and Blackfish.

Updated on March 18, 2014

I do not kill seals and dolphins.


Sorry but if a man did what a "killer whale" did he would be jailed.

This is just a short note about the huge uproar in San Diego the home of the primary Seaworld park and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Have you ever been inside the insides and with the general populace of a penitentiary? I hope not because it is nasty and ugly and we do this to fellow human beings. Because they, by natural tendencies are really violent. It seems that almost they cannot help themselves so we lock them up. Even truck drivers who can drive 500 miles a day to make a living. We even lock up pilots who can go 2,000 miles in short time. And we lock up triatheletes and runners who shoot their spouses and girlfriends. (Ptoris anyone)

And we lock up Zimmermans. And we lock up OJ Simpsons.

Should we lock up people that abuse and eat seals and dolphins?

We should capture and lock up all predators like we do human predators!

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Where does the craziness come from?

If I walked down to the beach and killed and ate a baby seal, they would lock me up for a long time in a 8 by 12 cell with a convicted human killer.

But we cannot "keep in captivity" a "killer whale" that does that to live? What is going on? We would not even discuss putting the "whale" to the death penalty.

I just love this song. And I always will.

Someone is playing fast and loose with reality.

Has the author of Blackfish ever been incarcerated as a human being? My guess is that she would be in the infirmary in 24 hours. And yet she can speak to the reality of a killing machine beast being in a luxury retreat away from worries and with the best doctors in the world and not a care of Obamacare or a mortgage payment. Humanizing animals is disgusting disrespect.

The author was only about 8 years old and on horseback we came upon an Northern American Elk caught up in barbed wire for cattle. The cowboy I was with gentle soothed her nerves and in a moment did not cut her loose from the barbed wire but first salved her wounds while she was still bound. Then we cut her loose. I got a black eye from a hoof and probably a broken nose never fixed.

I was up on the other side shown here when I met a Condor. Saved and regenerated by the same groups that put animals in hospital setting type zoos to get them w

Who speaks for us who need to be tamed. I am happy to be freed of the wild ways before my wife caged me.
Who speaks for us who need to be tamed. I am happy to be freed of the wild ways before my wife caged me. | Source

Violence. These animals are violent and deadly

Have you ever gotten in a real bar fight or a hockey or soccer melee? Have you ever boxed or played on the frontline of a football team. Have you ever killed an another animal for food or sport. Have you ever butchered a Tuna? Have you ever been shot at or shot at someone?

If you answered no to the above you do not know shit about a "killer whale". Plain end of story. You do not have killer instinct and you cannot appreciate it at all.

So now take that attitude which you can only imagine. And change it to playing tricks and jumping for food and survival. Imagine being trained away from the violence of the examples and trained to know peace and freedom in no more battle or need for violence. OK OK you might slip up like the AA member who has a drink, but you have your program and support group and you do not have to live like that anymore.

You are free to perform and be a star and not kill and maim and live peaceably with others.

Any animal like me who has killed to survive, appreciates in time, not having to live like that any more. I have my wife and family and I thank much that the wh

I suppose it is just a big old rehab
I suppose it is just a big old rehab | Source

There was a time.

When I was young I woke up with a skunk sitting on my chest sniffing my breath. If it bit me, I could have easy died of a bunch of diseases they carry. It was a great camp out. Best buddies and me. For some reason my older "cousin" woke up laying next to me and whispered for me not to move and to relax. So I did. I was the captive and the skunk the master training me. God bless how things work.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for commenting Susan. We must find a proper balance.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is a fascinating subject John. We just love to see them in the wild and you and I a fortunate to have done that often. Along with our children. And I just hate seeing animals caged up. But there is much good in that, that outweighs the negative I think.

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      4 years ago from India

      Good hub with wonderful pics Eric. Thanks for sharing.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I'm with you Eric. As far as I know Seaworld and the like do a wonderful job saving dolphins, orcas, seals and the like and providing for them a stress free life free from the dangers of the wild. They are taught to do a few tricks to entertain the public sure, but you can tell these creatures perform gladly in gratitude for their being fed and cared for.

      I also think most zoos for land animals do a worthy job as well. My only problem is with circus animals, but I think that situation is gradually improving because circuses becoming fewer. Good hub.


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