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For Orcas Who Lived And Died in Captivity
  • 30 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 1, 1985
  • Date of passing: Mar 17, 2016
No Aquarium, No Tank In A Marine Land, However Spacious It May Be, Can Begin To Duplicate The Conditions Of The Sea -Jacques-Yves Cousteau


Out of 62 Orca deaths at SeaWorld parks, not one has been due to old age. At least 23 Orcas were under the age of ten, 10 were stillborn, a handful were miscarriages, and two mother whales died during pregneancy. Large corporations like SeaWorld and Marineland claim to breed these majestic animals for "scientific" and "research" purposes, yet use them as aquatic circus clowns. Despite such darkness and despair for these mystical animals, there has recently been a glimmer of hope.

After more than thirty years, SeaWorld finally announced the end of their breeding program. Although such news is cause for some celebration, there is still a long way to go before these captive animals recieve the attention and freedom they need.

It is important to know that SeaWorld is not the only aquatic park responsible for such treatment, but places like Miami Seaquarium, Marineland, and Loro Parque also participate in the captivity of Orcas.This is why we must completely empty the tanks.This memorial is dedicated to those orcas who knew little other than the concrete tanks in which they lived and died. Let us take time to remember the fragile lives of these killer whales and those Orcas who will never be released back into the wild.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by A. Rhoan on 21st March 2016

"The beauty of God's creations in their natural habitat is truly a site to behold!  Be assured that all things will be restored to perfect balance in due time. (Revelation 21.5)

Further assurance is given in these promises recorded for us in the Holy scriptures: "They will not cause any harm or any ruin in all my holy mountain, because the earth will certainly be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea".  - Isaiah 11:9

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, the lion will eat straw just like the bull, and the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD". Isaiah 65:25

Neither man nor animals will cause harm to each other!:-)"

This tribute was added by Skyler Smith on 19th March 2016

"Joel Manby, SeaWorld President and CEO, reasoned that the change was due to a shift in society, an that people have become uncomfortable with these animals being in human care."

This tribute was added by Skyler Smith on 19th March 2016

""One day the absurdity of the most universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall have then discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them"
-Martin Luther King Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SszgIZOPfqo"

This tribute was added by Skyler Smith on 19th March 2016

"“And they say that they’re a family. That the whales are in their family. They have their pods but that’s just an artificial assemblage of their collection. However management decides they should mix them–whichever ones happen to be born or bought or brought in–that’s not a family.”
-Blackfish"


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