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Tilikum is dead

Tilikum is dead

I am not very surprised if you do not know about Tilikum’s death, and even if you don’t know who he was at all. However, Tilikum was a star being one of the most famous captive orca worldwide at Seaworld Orlando. This orca lived most of his life in captivity, staying for 25 years at Seaworld, before dying on January 2017 from a pulmonary infection.  When I heard about his passing, I felt so sad as I really hoped he could be free one day.

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Activities with animals to avoid during your holidays

Activities with animals to avoid during your holidays

This is summertime and you might want to travel to a country where you would be able to see and touch wild animals. However, most of of the time, these animals are abused for our entertainment. You will find here a list of the 10 most cruel activities with wild animals to absolutely avoid and some alternatives instead.

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Drawing with felt-tip pens, Bertille.

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Captive orcas and dolphins

Captive orcas and dolphins

All people who know me also know that I am against animals in captivity.  One documentary in particular had a big impact on me: Blackfish. This documentary deals with the life of Tilikum, an orca who was captured in the ocean more than 20 years ago… This orca killed 3 persons since then and he is still participating in the Seaworld shows. I, obviously, will talk more about him and the documentary on the blog.

Captive orcas and dolphins are marine mammals who, in the majority of the cases, experienced the same thing: they were captured from their natural environment to live in tanks and perform tricks in front of a public. They are forced to perform in exchange of food, and they often are drugged to support the effects of captivity on them. A lot of testimonies are showing up (trainers, trainees,  scientists) that confirm this sad reality.

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