I was so saddened by a TV documentary I watched on BBC 4 last night that I was eventually forced to take a sleeping pill or lie awake all night. The Documentary is called ‘Blackfish’ and it shows up the utter cruelty of keeping Orcas, killer whales, in captivity. It is by far the cruelest film I have ever seen and I hope that Sea World is now going to be shut down.
Closer to home, It was only a few days ago a killer whale at a water park in Tenerife, Spain, beached itself for an extended period of time. A video clip shows the Orca, known as Morgan, lying completely outside the pool, largely motionless, as onlookers watch and take photos. A group called “Morgan Monitors” made the recording at Loro Parque, a tourist destination in the Canary Islands that has had its share of controversial incidents—including when a trainer was crushed to death in an killer whale’s jaws in 2009. Orca’s have turned savage on their keepers on many occasions through frustration. These majestic animals roam thousands of miles in the open seas how dare we put them in a over sized swimming pools and force them to perform like circus clown!
Dolphin Parks like Selow’s in Benalmadina are no better and you and your friends should boycott it. Talking about Selwo and changing the subject slightly, they keep two elephants in captivity in their so called Safari park in Estepona. Don’t the so called ‘experts’ who advice parks like Selwo not know these wonderful animals roam hundreds of miles a day? To cage them is despicable.