View Poll Results: Should Orcas be kept captive?

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  • Never, it's cruel and inhumane. I'm totally opposed!

    14 37.84%
  • It's okay for research

    2 5.41%
  • Yes, it's educational for children

    2 5.41%
  • It's a free market decision to be made by companies such as Sea World

    3 8.11%
  • Only if the Orca is injured and needs medical attention

    6 16.22%
  • No new Orcas should be captured, but current captives need not be set free

    6 16.22%
  • other

    4 10.81%
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Thread: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    So how can that be accomplish in an unnatural habitat??? The way whales do things and interract in captivity is completely different than in the wild.
    No different than a created environment in a zoo, but admittedly if you create the kind of environment required it would be freakishly expensive.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    He behaved like a wild orca would. They grab penguins and seals off the ice and dispatch them. Those are their instincts.

    Who wouldn't go crazy when cooped up like that, anyways? The whole thing is horrible and incredibly cruel.
    Not to mention that Orcas are Fing evil animals. Just like Raccoons.

    Orcas are one of the few documented creatures that kill for fun.
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    Re: Should Orcas (Killer Whales) be kept Captive?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I'm sure you all heard of the trainer killed by the Orca at Sea World in Florida.

    What do you think? Is it okay to capture and keep these animals captive to entertain people? They live over 60 years in the wild, but they do poorly in captivity, rarely making it to 20.

    I argue that no Orca should ever be captured again. Ever since I went to Sea World in 6th grade, I've always been opposed to keeping these huge, intelligent animals in small tanks. It's inhumane and cruel. I hated the Killer Whale show because it was cruel.
    Wild animals shouldn't be held captive for the amusement of humans.
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