It's also incredibly annoying when you listen to the 'official' information of the press conference - she "slipped or fell in" and then she "drowned." Compare that with the audience member who saw the whale "shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing around, and one of her shoes flew off..." Big, murdering porpoise. And here's the big clue: "A SeaWorld spokesman says the killer whale that attacked and killed a trainer in Orlando is the same one involved in two other deaths, including that of a Canada trainer."
I was never even entertained by this stuff, even as a kid. Just no good reason to have shows and trainers like this.
This winter I happened on a related story, except it was a lion that caught someone standing too near its cage by the shoulder and pulled him inside between the bars. The guy was not killed and his injuries weren't too grave, but it took several minutes for the people to knock the lion out with [several] shot tranquilizers and all that time the beast was holding its bite on half of the guy's torso. It was one of the most difficult and stressing videos I have ever seen.
However beautiful and attractive animals can be, one should always be careful near them...
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Post by The Sonar Chicken on Mar 17, 2010 10:24:56 GMT
I recall hearing about this incident. Ermmm... killer whales are orcas, right? Well... aren't those animals capable of violent or even "murderous" acts without empathy? This is probably anecdotal without proof, but I've heard of them playing violently with other animals and not for self-survival.