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Fri Dec 25, 2015, 05:43 AM

 

Another Death at SeaWorld


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Wed, Dec 23 12:33 PM PST
There has been yet another death at SeaWorld.

On Monday, the company announced that Unna, an 18-year-old killer whale at SeaWorld San Antonio, died from a rare fungal infection.According to the statement, Unna was infected with a resistant strain of a fungus called Candida.

Unna was the daughter of Tilikum, the 12,000-pound orca at SeaWorld Orlando that has been implicated in the deaths of three people, including Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau in February, 2010.
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“SeaWorld implies that Candida is common in the wild, as if that absolves the company of Unna's death,” Rose said in an email. “This is both self-serving and scientifically inaccurate.”

While Candida does affect some whale and dolphin species, it is “not common in orcas,” Rose said, adding that the fungus does not cause serious disease unless stress and immune compromise are also involved. “Unna died because she lived her short life in a concrete tank and SeaWorld's veterinary care couldn't help her,” she said.

Animal-welfare activists said Unna’s premature death is further evidence that captive killer whales do not live as long as wild orcas, which live up to 50 to 100 years.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/another-death-seaworld-203326522.html

Damn Seaworld!

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darkangel218 Dec 2015 OP
vaberella Dec 2015 #1
darkangel218 Dec 2015 #2
IDemo Dec 2015 #3
dhill926 Dec 2015 #5
Omaha Steve Dec 2015 #4
bvar22 Dec 2015 #6
restorefreedom Dec 2015 #7

Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 06:49 AM

1. Can't they shut Sea World down. I saw the sad documentary on Tilikum.

Sad state of affairs and people should stop going to Sea World and let these animals be free. If you want to see them take a boat. They're in the ocean.

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Response to vaberella (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 07:53 AM

2. They won't shut their money making, death tanks down. They're greedy bastards.

 

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 09:31 AM

3. Please read Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

by Susan Casey. She details the true nature of dolphins and other cetaceans such as Orcas; their incredible brains, social networks and interactions with humans. Such interactions when initiated by Man all too frequently include mass dolphin slaughters and the imprisonment of dolphins and Orcas for human 'entertainment'.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23615703-voices-in-the-ocean

One commenter says, and I agree: One thing I do know is that if you can drag your child to the likes of Sea World after reading this book, you might want to do some serious contemplation about the health of your soul.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 01:24 PM

5. yes..agreed....

wonderful book...

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 11:02 AM

4. Damn Seaworld is right


K&R!

OS

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 05:36 PM

6. The owners should be forced to live in a damp, unkempt, stadium locker room for a year,

and THEN make their pronouncements.
This confinement, closeness, lack of cleansing waters from the ocean...all lead to bacterial propagation, sickness, depression, and Acting Out.

Free the Whales.
It is enough for me to see their dorsals flopping around to know something is bad wrong with these places.
Do they thing that the dorsal flop means the whales are happy?
The wild whales have erect dorsals (what they use them for, I can't say.)

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Response to darkangel218 (Original post)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 08:10 PM

7. damn, she was just a baby.

fuck seaworld, i hope they go bankrupt before animal welfare regs and public pressure force them to close.

fuck seaworld again.

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