The five frat boys from the University of Houston who broke into Sea World San Antonio clearly did not see the documentary “Blackfish,” a film about the park’s orca whales and all the people they injured or killed in captivity. Otherwise, there’s no way in hell they would have scaled the walls in the middle of the night to eat Dippin’ Dots ice cream and take selfies with the killer whales. Those of us who did see the film will never forget what happened to the gentleman who snuck into the Sea World high on drugs to take an orca joyride. Tilikum killed him. Tily and his offspring, while emotional, majestic animals under the right conditions (namely, not in captivity), are not toys to be played with. And I’m certain that they hate dumbass bros who try to takes selfies with them. Keep reading »
You guys like animals, I love animals. You guys like getting drunk, I like getting drunk. It seems like we’d get along. After all, it’s not every day that three guys get drunk, break into a Sea World and steal a friggin’ penguin. [Daily Mail UK]
“We understand you refuse to release this frustrated whale because he is your chief sperm bank, and we know from SeaWorld’s own director of safety … that the way you get his sperm is by having someone get into the pool and masturbate him with a cow’s vagina filled with hot water. Even in my wildest days with Motley Crue, I never could’ve imagined something so sick and twisted.”
—Tommy Lee sounds off in a letter to Sea World about an issue that keeps him up at night—the fact that they haven’t released killer whale Tilikum into the wild and use him for his sperm. Tilikum pulled 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater last year and drowned her, and has been linked to two other trainer deaths as well. [Newser] Keep reading »
The family of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who drowned when she was pulled underwater by a killer whale after a performance, is trying to prevent police from distributing video of the incident to the media. SeaWorld cameras captured the February 24th attack, when, after a show, the whale Tilikum grabbed 40-year-old Brancheau by her ponytail and held her underwater. The videos were handed over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida for an investigation and once that investigation is complete, Florida law would allow them to become public.
But a spokesman for the Brancheau family said they might pursue a court injunction to prevent the tapes from being made public, which they said would magnify their grief. As much, I’m ashamed to admit, as I’d be curious to watch the tapes, I do hope they are never made public out of respect to Brancheau’s family. What do you think? [Fox News] Keep reading »