Movie Review: Blackfish

I’m back today with yet another post, I apologize that it’s so late. I’m really hoping that I will be able to post daily through the holidays but we will see. Let’s get on with the review.

With the latest news on Sea World San Diego will officially be ending their Shamu show next year and replacing it with a newer more natural show in 2017, I thought it was high time that I got around to watching Blackfish. For those who are not aware the 2013 documentary Blackfish, chronicles killer whale attacks that have been in the news since the 1980s. The film specifically focuses on the capture and life of a killer whale named Tilikum. The film also interview former Sea World trainers, people who have observed killer whale attacks at parks, former killer whale fishermen, and OHSA representatives while also chronically the trial after a trainer at Sea World Orlando was killed.

The film is a particularly scathing documentary for Sea World and Sea World owned parks stating that Sea World has manipulated the public on the information we know about killer whales and that all the killer whales being held in captivity are not being treated very well. I definitely recommend this movie if you have not already seen it. Sorry that this review is so short, I’m at a loss for words at how bad Sea World has treated killer whales and how horrible Sea World’s business practices are. I’m looking forward to seeing the new documentary that is in the works regarding killer whales in captivity. There’s a trailer below.

Hopefully, I will see you very soon with another post.

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