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English: Type C orca showing slanted eyepatch ...
English: Type C orca showing slanted eyepatch and cape, R. Pitman photo, 20 Jan 2002, 77°39’S, 165°54’E. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Tilikum during a ‘ performance at . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Captivity ‘turning orcas into killers’

April 15 2013 at 03:30pm                           By Daily Mail

AP http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/captivity-turning-orcas-into-killers-1.1500490#.UWwHgKI3uyh

This file photo photo made from video provided by Todd Connell shows trainer Dawn Brancheau and Tilikum before the incident in which the killer whale pulls her into the water and kills her.

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London – Life in captivity can turn killer whales aggressive, driving them to attack humans, a film claims.

It says orcas who perform for theme park audiences are traumatised and “turned into killers”.

The documentary, called Blackfish, follows the case of a 12 000lb whale named Tilikum which dragged trainer Dawn Brancheau to her death at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, in 2010.

The 40-year-old was pulled down by her ponytail as she bent to stroke the whale in front of horrified tourists.

SeaWorld, which has called the film’s claims “unfounded”, was fined, but Tilikum continued to perform – despite having killed two people in the past.

The orca, captured in 1983, had been kept in a small dark tank for up to 14 hours at a time, the film claims. – Daily Mail

Resident (fish-eating) killer whales. The curv...
Resident (fish-eating) killer whales. The curved dorsal fins are typical of resident females. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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London – Life in captivity can turn killer whales aggressive, driving them to attack humans, a film claims.

It says orcas who perform for theme park audiences are traumatised and “turned into killers”.

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