Blackfish - documentary

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Blackfish documentary (2013). Keeping large animals such as whales and dolphins is dangerous for both humans and the animals, but this is easily forgot when they are performing spectacular stunts for spectators at theme parks. The documentary Blackfish primarily looks into three major incidents that caused the deaths of three people at Sea World. Two of these deaths where done by one whale called “Tilikum” which lives at Sea World Orlando Florida in captivity. The other person killed was trespassing on the property, none the less it was brought to court by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals who represented the whale. After many hearings it was decided that the whale could not be considered a person and therefore had no constitutional rights in the United States.


The eye opening Blackfish documentary presents a case for making it illegal to keep whales and other large Animals in captivity for entertainment purposes. There are many interviews from people who have worked with the confused animals expressing deep concern.

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Blackfish, a documentary on killer whales in Seaworld, was not only informative but heart wrenching. Watching this documentary I felt compelled to do something about this situation because it was so inspiring. These animals have finally been brought to the spotlight, which I found very empowering. Though, the documentary had a bias towards scientific enthusiasts who want these animals saved from captivity. While they could have done a better job informing and getting rid of the bias they implanted, the bias was almost necessary. Others can argue that they didn?t give Seaworld a fair say in this situation, but ultimately, they are dealing with live animals and if they have to exclude all other opinions to get the attention they need to save these creatures, than so be it. The film educated their audience with scientific facts that are hard to not believe which made the documentary credible. I believe this was just the push necessary to get these animals the exposure they needed to be saved from this cruel, tiny captivity. The filmmakers did a very great job showing emotions and captivating the audience on the issue at hand. Overall, it?s a documentary that everyone should watch because it can educate the public on what, or was, going on at Seaworld.

Reviewed on July 04, 2016


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