Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wild animal kills "trainer"

I'm very sorry that this woman died. Just like I'm sorry about Steve Irwin and the guy who had a "trained" movie star grizzly bear a few years ago and all the other people who have gone out and decided that playing with gigantic wild predators is a cool thing to do.
Once again let me warn people. . . these are gigantic wild predators. They have instincts that, when they get mad or disturbed, they have no problem grabbing hold of whatever is pissing them off and giving it a good thrashing. If you get a good thrashing by a grizzly bear, a killer whale or a big ol sting ray, you're probably going to die. So go ahead, play with gigantic wild predators, but don't expect a whole lot of sympathy when one of them decides to stomp your ass.
Oh, but folks are going to be horrified and get all upset about this event. Well, I'll tell ya what. Make a pledge to lobby your legislators to come up with laws that forbid people from taking gigantic wild predators and locking them up in little cages and tanks instead of leaving them be out in the big wild natural world. Then refuse to patronize these animal prisons.
Come on, let's stop doing stupid fucking things.

Whale kills trainer as horrified spectators watch
ORLANDO, Fla. – A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday in its jaws and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in a human death.

Distraught audience members were hustled out of the stadium immediately, and the park was closed.


sharon said...

I totally agree with you about taking big wild animals out of their environment and expecting them not to attack at some point.

rainywalker said...

I'm with you here. Play with fire and sometimes you get burned!

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

That Orca whale knew what he was doing. He's slick, and still will be featured in future acts. Last I read, the park sold out when folks thought he'd be in the next show. I find that sort of funny, that people flock just to see if he'll kill another trainer. Reminds me of how the public loved tight rope walkers without a safety net and complained the show wasn't as good when one was put up.

Stimpson said...

An Orca deserves more dignity than to be not only penned for display at X number of dollars a ticket, but also be rode by a human for other humans' entertainment. People who simply don't respect animals will get little sympathy from me when animals attack them.