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October 23rd, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Blackfish: Orca in captivity blamed for three deaths

Does captivity amount to torture?

The documentary, "Blackfish" makes its television premier.

The film argues that keeping Orcas in captivity is wrong - it makes them aggressive and deadly.

The film tells the story of Tilicum, an Orca that killed a handler in Florida. But that wasn't the first incident with this Killer Whale.

Martin Savidge is OutFront with the Orca's troubled history.


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  1. Linda

    Does captivity amount to torture? You should see, some of the photos of the orcas on the web. I saw one photo, where one of the trained orcas had their skin, flesh rotted (a hole), ( an opened wound, right to their bone) from doing tricks on the concrete hard surfaces of the pool area. It was horrible looking.

    November 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Reply
  2. segmation

    Perhaps this film will change more things at Sea World and the orcas can be free!

    October 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  3. matt

    There's nothing wrong with the whale.

    October 23, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Reply

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