Orcas As Slaves For Entertainment, Ctd

A reader quotes me: … but, in my view, the captivity and use of any intelligent animal for entertainment will one day be seen as barbaric. It is a violation of the animals’ dignity. While that may not ascend quite to the level of human dignity, it demands that we cease treating our fellow inhabitants … Continue reading Orcas As Slaves For Entertainment, Ctd

Orcas As Slaves For Entertainment

While reviewing the new documentary Blackfish, which tells the story of a SeaWorld trainer killed by one of the park’s whales, Andrew O’Hehir contemplates animal rights: While “Blackfish” largely focuses on the tragic story of SeaWorld, [trainer Dawn] Brancheau and [orca] Tilikum, the philosophical issues it raises along the way are much broader. As the … Continue reading Orcas As Slaves For Entertainment