Elvis Fakhri - Blackfish Persuasive Essay
Does the human cost in injury, trauma and death make keeping orcas in captivity worthwhile?
Keeping orca’s in captivity has proven that it causes an increased risk to human injury, trauma and death. This is proved by statistics showing that of an orca in the wild is subsequence much higher than orcas in captivity, keeping orcas in captivity has also proved the failing training methods of orcas, and it also proved that orcas in captivity are bound to turn psychologically crazy.
Keeping orcas in captivity has dropped their life expectancy from 60 to 70 for males and 80 to over 100 for females, down to an average of 13 years at SeaWorld. Is this how we should let orcas die? In captivity? After all we are controlling whether they die or not. Statistics have also proven that less than 1% of wild orcas have flopped down fins, whereas male orcas in captivity, such as SeaWorld have a 99% chance of having a flopped down fin due to space restrictions and depression. Do you really think keeping orcas in captivity with a short depressive life is worth it just for our own entertainment, are we even human?
Keeping orcas in captivity has also demonstrated that the training methods of orca trainers are failing, this is shown as they are starving orcas to force them to do what the trainers want them to, for example t...