Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Statement on Captive Orcas & the Trainer Killed at Sea World

March 6, 2010 Off By Mark Paul

This video speaks for itself.  This particular killer whale has killed a human twice before, so you would think these people would learn their lesson.  The “prisons” they are kept in are outrageously small and hopelessly inadequate for the space needs of such a large creature.  If you were locked up in a 10 by 8 cell for 23 hours a day would you perform without question for your jailers pleasure and profit?  The main problem is that animals cannot speak so we assume everything is ok.  Until something like this happens.  And then we’re surprised and usually blame and shame the animal.  Anyway, I get too emotional about these things so I’ll let Jean-Michel Cousteau say it.