If you search for 'orca' or 'killer whales' in the Google search engine, within the top 10 results you will come across articles reporting on a "Near Death at SeaWorld".
Orca captivity discussions are rife in the media just now: several lawsuits have and are being filed against marine aquariums holding captive orca, "Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity" by David Kirby has recently been published, a number of conservation groups and organisations are focusing more than ever their attentions on the captive industry...
...and a 15 minute video, revealing what has been described as a "chilling" incident of aggression by captive orca Kasatka against trainer Ken Peters, has been released to the general public for the first time. The footage was recorded in 2006 at SeaWorld San Diego and the video "...was presented at trial in SeaWorld v US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in the death of orca trainer Dawn Brancheau" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/near-death-at-seaworld-wo_b_1697243.html)
Orca Aware will be addressing orca captivity discussions in depth at a future date. In the meantime, as we are posting ALL current news articles and videos which report on orca, we will be posting reports on orca captivity. This is not intended to spark a discussion, debate or any bad feeling amongst supporters of this campaign and if you have any questions, please feel free to privately message us - a member of the team will be more than happy to help. Thank you in advance for your understanding.