Friday, March 5, 2010

tilikum.



ok, i have to rant. normally, i dont like to discuss things that are controversial but I need to today.
I take issue with these religious right wing nut cases that want to kill Tilikum for killing his trainer. I understand that it is a sad tragic story. i get that. and i also get that he has killed a trainer in the past and a homeless person (supposedly) but to those of you that think he should be "put down" or set free. I have issue with you.

A) you cant set the whale free, its been in a tank for 30 years, it wouldnt last two days in the wild. You cant feed it fish from a bucket for three decades and then expect him to know how to fend for himself.

B) put him down.. really? is that your answer to everything? oh its just an animal lets just shoot a tranquilizer at it and call it a day. Its a FREAKING WHALE. its mind cant understand what he did. its his nature, hince the nick name KILLER whale. Im sorry, because its a sad sad story but you cant take a freaking 50 foot, 12 thousand pound animal of the sea and put him in a swimming pool and expect him not to act out. i would be pissed off too. Sea World has made millions off of Tilikum so if they decide to put him down, i will be extremely dissapointed and saddened.

He is an animal, with animal tendencies, and animal behavior. So if killing him is your answer. Then we need to discuss people killing people. People have the mindset to know better than to kill other people, yet we dont put them down. we spend millions of dollar a year letting them sit in a box and trade cigarettes for razor blades. Because it would be 'wrong' to kill someone because they did the same. and yet, with animals .. we take no second thoughts about it.

its gross. and thats all im going to say.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

They aren't whales but Orca's, close in species to dolphins. They are called Killer Whales because they can kill whales. Regardless I agree with you, no caged animal should ever be responsible for its actions. It's like putting a human in prison for no reason and expecting them to be content.