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ANSAGE an SEAWORLD! - Warum Orcas in Gefangenschaft töten... | Robert Marc Lehmann

Sep 07, 2022

ANSAGE an SEAWORLD! - Warum Orcas in Gefangenschaft töten... | Robert Marc Lehmann

Okay, so let's watch one more video. I'd like to talk to you about something. Around the Orca Series some questions about

orcas

in captivity arose. SeaWorld, deaths, etc. I'll try now, since this is usually the subject of a 3 hour presentation of mine, to break this topic down into the basic idea of ​​what is failing and what are the related challenges. So you can research and search for things yourself and get some recommendations along the way. We're talking about: Why killer whales kill people and why they keep doing it. There are four confirmed human deaths from killer whales.
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Not a single one in the wild, probably a case of a mild orca attack on a surfer, unconfirmed, unvaried. But other than that, there is no record of a single attack or threatening situation between an orca and a human in the wild. In captivity is another story. There are more than 200 cases that I know of

orcas

involved in threatening situations with trainers, visitors or the like. And 4 dead. That is what we are investigating. To watch. I do an orca-presentation, those who have had the pleasure will remember it and those who still can't wait for it. So, let's see: The whole mess started in 1964.
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Since that was the year that an orca first entered captivity. The famous "Namu the killerwhale". He got entangled in a fishing net-that I know of-and was "rescued" and taken captive by a guy who quickly figured out that the whale was taming down, that you could ride on his back, set up a show. around them... Well, that was the start of the whole SeaWorld-captivity-orca-cashcow situation. 1964 it all started. One of the most famous whales, of course, Keiko, the lead actress in the movie Free Willy, everyone has probably seen her, but if not, they should see her, who came from this little tank in Mexico and was cast in the movie. easily recognizable as large male with collapsed dorsal fin.
ansage an seaworld   warum orcas in gefangenschaft t ten robert marc lehmann
You already know why it's collapsed, you probably learned that watching 0800 SEE ORCA: Stress, sun exposure, inability to dive, grief, fear, etc. In the end, that whale, of course, jumps over the partition and swims freely, which actually didn't happen, and that story, I think I've talked about that before, but otherwise, we can do a video about Keiko and her release. as in the ending, it was in fact released back into the wild. Which means that she was trained in a pool, taken to Iceland and prepared for her release there. He was released. And the biggest challenge was getting him to look down again, not at his slippers, where all the love and food had come from, but he had to learn to look at the water again.
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Orca in captivity - that's where it all started. Since 1964, several dozen

orcas

have been captured, bred... well over 100. Currently more than 90 animals are in captivity, sometimes more, sometimes less - greetings to Russia. The important thing to know: In nature there are no incidents with the orca. Period. And as I mentioned, over 200 that I know of, I'm sure Ingrid will know even more, and if she does some solid research, she'll surely find more on that and on specific cases. The problem with keeping the orca in captivity is: First: It is a large predatory animal. You have learned a lot about them through my series: how they move, family structures, swim more than 100 km a day, how similar they are to us, how they have social structures, speak different languages, culture, prey, all of that.
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There is no need to repeat all that. The problem with keeping them captive mainly in SeaWorld and other institutions around the world (there are also

orcas

in captivity in Europe), in Loro Parque or in France, but also in the United States or Asia, is how they are treated. Dancing on their snouts, riding on their heads, swinging the American flag - not as much anymore - you just sent me photos today of 2 trainers standing on the

orcas

.. He... Oh look, I'm actually covering the penis! ! The semen of males is collected in order to artificially inseminate females, that is, the sexual partner is a trainer, which can lead to unpleasant situations.
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And they are treated, apart from artificial insemination and the administration of drugs, not in a dignified way for me. This leads to many

orcas

developing serious problems in captivity, such as gaping jaws: we can see the jaw here, the meat has completely rotted away, the teeth here are all crushed because they've bitten into the concrete, due to stereotypical behavior. This is an orca named Keto, we'll meet that one, who was involved in a series of incidents. You can see here the teeth are completely ground, the jaw already made.. Here too, and here a captive orca that completely ground its teeth into the concrete.
And, of course, open teeth, that hurts them as much as any human being. That has to be rinsed three times a day... catastrophic. Catastrophic conditions. If you look closely at captive animals or fish, you can see all of these things. As a casual visitor to an orca show, you won't see it. You are all sensitized, you know a lot about orca, you will always see it. Well. Let's get into an incident with a captive orca. I need to check if I can hear the sound, we'll see. The footage is of poor quality, very old videos but it shows very well what is happening.
I'll turn the volume down a bit and talk about it.. ♫ Orca swimming.. ♫ So look here, The trainers get a little excited there, because the orca has grabbed a trainer. And now we have to separate the

orcas

because, as you know, the

orcas

share everything. Including that coach. The trainer is underwater and everyone goes crazy trying to save the trainer. Come on, give it back to me! Okay, that's a good whale... Good whale, it didn't eat the trainer. Here it is... So how do you get out of a pool full of

orcas

? Distraction, good tactic. Needs to be done.
Coach might have a broken ankle. ♫ Orca, orca! ♫ Oh, some limp is going on there... but, stick your chest out and go backstage. With a broken ankle. Oh good. And the public... ♫ Na, na, na, Orca! ♫ I was once at a dolphin show in Nuremberg.. ♫ ♫ ♫ And all the happy dolphins ♫ jumping through hoops ♫ ♫ and the audience was clapping ♫ Everything so nice here! ♫ ♫ And if one doesn't obey ♫ He gets separated and gets no food ♫ They just won't tell you. So. The situation once again: the coach jumps out and is grabbed. ♫ Orca, Orca.. ♫ ♫ He swims to shore... ♫ And there they grab him and twist his leg.
Oh good. Typical incident at one of those SeaWorld shows. First things first: the music goes on, the show must go on. No one really understands what's going on, even though it could have ended fatally. And it will end fatally. In another case that we will see. This is hard... this video is wild. Don't mess with Kasatka. Fritz Meinecke wouldn't have survived that with just 40 seconds holding his breath in his first attempt at the Ocean Warrior. So, submerged in the water for a minute, you can also see how violently you are falling, when you are dragged under by an animal weighing 5000 pounds..
Watch out.. One of the most experienced trainers. The whole situation went on for several minutes, he was repeatedly dragged down, she kept his leg in his muzzle, causing some serious bite wounds, but he held his breath long enough, calmed the animal down, and despite the excellent bond that our trainers maintain with these wild predators... that they have built over the years... the animal took its revenge on him. And she showed that coach who's boss. And why killer whales should not be kept in captivity. Sheer frustration. Showing That Trainer: I'm tired of your nonsense. Leave me alone.
I'll show you who's boss here. Kasatka: An orca I wouldn't mess with. It has already caused quite a stir. Well. So, let's take a look at this one. Pay attention to... well, watch the video at the beginning. what happens there We are in Loro Parque, Tenerife. Let's go in there. We have the orca on land, and if they refuse to take their medication, they take off their gloves. Once again, watch out for the man I show you with the arrow. This. You do that to an animal for years... and you say you love it. And you are the coach and you make sure of his well-being.
I do not deny these orca trainers their love for these animals. Just like I don't deny any caregiver their love for an orangutan, a tiger or a meerkat. You all love them, I know. You would not torture these animals on purpose. However, this right here is something where I'm struggling to keep this idea. And the man we saw there, Alexis Martinez, is now dead. Killed by this orca. He died on Christmas 2009 and he was quite young, I think he was not yet 30 if I remember correctly. And about that case you can investigate a little, so I'm not telling you nonsense here, it's all rumors, obviously, told spontaneously and out of the blue.
Alexis had drowned, as reported by Loro Parque, he tripped and drowned, and then you look at the autopsy report on this case and you see severe pulmonary edema, multiple severe bite wounds, a crushed ribcage and you can't help but think ... How can this happen with drowning? That seems... unusual. And as his - just rumors again - as his fiancée at the coroner's office, when the body was discovered for identification, she was caught off guard as she expected a drowned person but was looking at one that had been bitten to the death. death by an orca You can look up all that.
In Blackfish 1 and Blackfish 2, documentaries on that subject that I can recommend. Also several YouTube videos. I just wanted to mention that if you treat killer whales that way, and you work with these apex predators and pen up such sensitive animals, when you go in the water with them, it can escalate at any time. Obviously I feel very sorry for Alexis, you don't wish something like this on your worst enemy, but it could have happened at any time. I recommend John Hargrove's books on that, former killer whale trainer, SeaWorld trainer I've been in contact with myself, read his book.
It describes in detail what they do to these killer whales behind closed doors and what actually goes on behind the scenes. Really cool book. You can find John Hargrove on Google or Instagram. He is a great guy. So. Let's talk about another death. Dawn Brancheau, which led to the movie Blackfish, the movie heavily revolves around the death of her, she used to be the biggest and most beautiful orca trainer in the world who could handle this nearly 10,000 pound orca named Tilikum. As a blonde, serene and beautiful killer whale trainer with a radiant smile... a queen over this predatory animal.
She used to be the flagship of SeaWorld for many years, both Tilikum and Dawn. Here again SeaWorld stated that Dawn Brancheau had stumbled, fallen into the orca's tank, and died. The autopsy report leaves many doubts, since she was recovered without hair or scalp and with her torso amputated. I wouldn't know how this happens just by falling into a tank. But working with these killer whales was almost to be expected. Tilikum was responsible for 3 total deaths, she has since passed away and was the most blatant male killer whale ever bred at SeaWorld. You can see her huge fins here, almost as long as Dawn herself.
And the huge collapsed sword: it was an enormously huge killer whale. And he killed her. The tanks have since been fitted with elevating floors since they were unable to reach Dawn. They couldn't have saved it from her and the orca focused on her for several minutes. On the topic, again, watch these movies or read that book too: David Kirby's Death at SeaWorld and Blackfish movies 1 and 2 are worth watching. That would be my recommendation on "why do

orcas

kill people." And I think everyone who has watched my series on

orcas

understands how rude these animals are. How much power they have, how smart they are, what their demands are.
And now just imagine: torn from your family and locked in a concrete tank. Not! Just no. You can find various reports about those deaths on the internet, you can read them, there are some conflicting opinions among the zoo world, animal welfare activists, forensics and the media. Make up your mind at once. Read about it. All I can say is: read it with sane suspicion. Here we got it again, which was hidden by SeaWorld, but revealed once the autopsy report became public: the killer whale scalped her trainer. A very sad ending for such an amazing woman and also a sad ending for Tilikum as about Tilikum you can find a lot on the internet.
Born in 1983 - no, stuck in 1983 near Iceland! And brought to SeaWorld Orlando and look - Tilikum weighed 5.4 tons. That was the largest male orca to have lived in captivity. Amazing animal. Shortly before the birth, on December 24, 1991, there was an incident in which one of Tilikum's trainers was killed. Trainer Keltie Byrne's foot was grabbed by the whale at the edge of the pool and thrown into the water. Tilikum repeatedly threw her under the water and severely injured her until the woman drowned. After giving birth, the two females behaved aggressively towards Tilikum. Initially, Tilikum moved to a smaller tank and then to SeaWorld Orlando on January 9, 1992.
Very good. On July 6, 1999 - Tilikum's next death - Daniel Dukes was found dead in Tilikum's pool. I think he was a tourist. The homeless man had visited SeaWorld the day before and hid in the park that night whenhill. He died of hypothermia in the water, but he too was bitten by Tilikum. It was not clear if the animal had inflicted the injuries on the man before or after his death. Then a competent forensic pathologist and even myself could find out. You learn to do that. That's ridiculous. And... On February 24, 2010, some 11 years later, another incident occurred in which Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, an experienced animal trainer.
Supposedly, according to SeaWorld management, the whale pulled her trainer into the pool by the long hair in her ponytail, through her own fault, that's what that means. In the US you want things like that to be the people's fault so you don't have to pay. -and he pushed her under the water, drowning her. There was speculation that the orca considered her hair a "toy" and pulled the woman into the water because of it. However, several witnesses to the attack reported that Tilikum pulled Dawn Brancheau underwater not by her hair, but by her arm. By claiming the whale attacked the animal trainer's hairstyle, SeaWorld management may have wanted to shift responsibility for the attack onto the employee's inappropriate behavior.
And so. You should take a look at all of that, however I can tell you one thing: keeping the orca in captivity, no matter where or how, is a complete disgrace for me. And anyone who does that, any zoo or dolphinarium director should be deeply ashamed. And this is a message to everyone who holds

orcas

captive: This is going to stop. Within my lifetime, we will all be able to see how this ends. And we will remember the stupidity of the few for whom these fantastic, beautiful and unmanageable animals have been held captive, tormented and tortured to death.
This will change. And you know what? It won't change because I'm calling you. It will change for social networks, for YouTube, for 0800 SEE ORCA and Ingrid Visser, for so many people who fight for

orcas

in the wild. It will change, friends. Visitor count will drop, support will drop - all of you who imprison animals and torture them to death, artificially inseminate them, spread lies,...it's all public. I wonder how anyone can keep visiting these parks! Everyone will live to see it: it will collapse. When I was a child there were 10 dolphinariums in Germany. Today there are 2 and those will go too.
I have no doubt about that. Friends, we as Mission-Earth-Community and everyone watching this video, everyone out there: we fight for these animals just to be seen in the wild. That shit, ripping them from their families, artificially inseminating them, and supposedly not reproducing anymore without hampering their natural instincts anyway. Save your nonsense for that final cut up there and pray there isn't an orca sitting there. It will stop. Just because people are getting smarter. And because we understand how complex, fragile and beautiful these animals are. And how it is impossible to properly hold them captive. Even the least intelligent among humans will get that eventually.
Because it's blatantly obvious. I have no idea how I was able to do it myself for many years as I have also kept marine mammals captive. How stupid I was once. And I know that much better now, folks. Learn from my mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of many killer whale trainers. Some of whom paid with their lives. Learn from it. These animals cannot be kept in captivity. Greetings to Asia, where there are more and more captive

orcas

just like Russia, because they are literally milk cows. Whale of a business - a film that I recommend. We will protest more and more, write more and more emails and comments, flood the comment sections of your zoo instagram accounts and delete them!
We will write Google reviews, massively! So that every last person understands. We will broadcast videos, covert documentaries about zoos and write books about the crimes that are committed with these animals. This is my message to all the people who abuse marine mammals. We will be more and more. And we will oppose you. Trust me, it will be a huge wave. Like nothing you've ever experienced before. You won't know what hit you. My word on that. And I will put all my funds, my energy and everything I have to put an end to this shit. And my orca series, dear friends, was just the beginning.
Be conscious. This shit will end. That was probably the harshest statement I've ever made. But it had to be said. I wanted to get that off my chest as this is upsetting me tremendously. And I've seen these animals in so many amazing places in the wild and it breaks my heart what they do to them. And it's so obvious how they are abused! There are no questions to ask, nothing to investigate further: your contribution to the science and conservation of these animals is next to nothing! They are liars! All the way! And if something I say is false, if I lie on any point, prove it to me!
Put it in the comments! This goes to Zoos.Media, all the dolphinariums, Harderwijk, this goes to SeaWorld, all of you. Prove me wrong. Do it. I ask. Invite me! I'm happy to come and look at your orca. Whenever! Why can't I read the reports? Why can't I read the animal welfare assessments? Why am I banned from zoos? Why are my videos about zoos and dolphinariums banned? Why?! Why are MY reports faulty? Or rather because your profits are at risk? What I would like to know You may now think "

Lehmann

is just a megalomaniac!" - be my guest.
I'm not, folks. I have an amazing community, I can watch us grow and see people become more and more reasonable and resistance grows. This feels like Star Wars, no kidding! The fucking resistance grows! Facts. And we will live to see a time when we can look back and say: Holy crap, we were stupid! And that will happen in my life. So. To be prepared. And spare me the crap that

orcas

can't be returned to the wild. Then take them back, dammit! Instead of making them ridiculously jump through a hoop and ride on their heads, idiots! Ridiculous! ♫ na, na, na, na, orca... and everyone applauds... ♫ I can't take this shit anymore!
So. Done. Amen.
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