Killer whale at Sea World kills trainer…

Just off the wires…an orca kills a worker at SeaWorld in Florida, where the killer whale is being held captive. Here’s more, from the BBC.

I thought that the response by the Orca Network folks (Howie & Susan, co-written with Ken Balcomb & former Secretary of State Ralph Munro), sums up the situation with a clear eye on what’s going on, tinged with compassion & hope. Please take the time to read this.

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 7:42 am by

Categories: Enviro Corner


  1. It’s too bad a human died. But, it could be avoided if whales were not kept in captivity!

    Comment by Jade on February 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  2. I beg to differ, but “foul play” is both obvious and at the root of this and the other seaquarium deaths. It’s criminal, morally, to take an intelligent animal, capable of roaming thousands of miles, capture it and condemn it to life in a tiny pool. Adding insult is teaching these magnificent mammals to do tricks for the entertainment of obviously less cerebral animals; people!
    I’m very sorry to hear of this “trainer’s” death, but the only solution is to free all the Orcas. I only hope they can still remember how to survive in the wild.

    Comment by David G. on February 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm
  3. This brought back the constant underlying sadness that I continually experience especially if I don’t distract myself with human needs to consume everything in sight…that brings forth and present the experience of being part of a Free Lolita Campaign in the 90’s…which involved an amazing song collaboration, video, and incredible education from The Center for Whale Research, and help from Ralph Munro.
    I will contact Ken, and Howie and ask if they would like to YouTube this song/video.
    I cry until I have no more tears each time I think of these choices that we make as humans…it’s like our species is lost beyond recognition of our loving, serving essence.

    Comment by devorah on February 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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