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    Killer Whale attacks and kills trainer in Seaworld Florida

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    cnn.com/201…=T1


    The trainer was explaining different things about the whale, and then the trainer that was down there walked away from the window. Then [the whale] took off really fast in the tank, and he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing [her] around," Biniak said.

    Guest David Dalton told CNN affiliate WFTV, "All of the sudden, out of nowhere, two of the bigger whales just kind of flipped out, going as fast as they could in the water."


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    53 Comments

    Original Poster Banned

    well, they not goldfish.

    http://i37.tinypic.com/30sy9hv.gif

    wow, not a nice way to go.

    It's an amzing show to watch but always a huge risk !!!

    Original Poster Banned

    shanecr;7943443

    well, they not goldfish.



    True. They're not gold and they're not fish!

    Any other gems?

    Is there any footage on Youtube yet??

    always going to happen. brilliant show that they put on, but its always a risk the trainers take when choosing that profession. the killer whale will just see it as playing. a sad inevitability, which really us, the paying public who demand these events, who are responsible (i include myself in that).

    Banned

    3rd kill!




    a serial killer...whale

    dcx_badass;7943464

    They also don't eat people.



    This one did :thinking:

    Banned

    Killer whale....

    Still, not very nice it has to be said.

    They use the "Breaking News.." phrase too much in the US. Surely any news is breaking when it's first announced?

    Original Poster Banned

    ]WTF!!!!!!

    "There's no sense of foul play; right now, this appears to be an accident."

    Yes, the whale didn't mean to jump out of the water and grab the trainer and shake her about!


    I reckon its a conspiracy and expect the US will be invading Antarctica some time soon.

    They shouldn't be contained and trained to perform like circus animals in the first place.

    Banned

    Americans

    Like this quote

    we are trying to figure out what happened,

    HHmmmmmmmmmm............... hmmmmmmmmm

    did they not already say what happened from the witness's saw

    lastlaststar;7943526

    This one did :thinking:


    It didn't eat her, it basically thrashed her to death.

    dcx_badass;7943464

    They also don't eat people.



    well, seeing as people don't swim about in the sea for them to be part of the food chain that's not really a surprise

    guv;7943479

    True. They're not gold and they're not fish!Any other gems?



    Nope. that was it.

    "one of our family has died"

    yet they kept the park open

    That story is just plain wrong, the trainer must of really pee'd it off!

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    richx45;7944165

    That story is just plain wrong, the trainer must of really pee'd it off!



    i dont think us humans can make comments on how a whale thinks ... And its called a killer whale for a good reason.

    A woman has been violently bitten & shaken to death by a killer whale, infront of a big crowd, and all the stupid reporter can say is:

    "The Shoe. The image of the shoe, just floating"

    I think the image of a blood-filled pool, with a dead body in it, would be more of a striking image, than a floating shoe.

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    Geordie123;7944279

    A woman has been violently bitten & shaken to death by a killer whale, … A woman has been violently bitten & shaken to death by a killer whale, infront of a big crowd, and all the stupid reporter can say is:"The Shoe. The image of the shoe, just floating"I think the image of a blood-filled pool, with a dead body in it, would be more of a striking image, than a floating shoe.



    LOL........ Pretty much what I thought when I was watching the report......... Maybe it was an expensive pair of shoes?

    I'm sure the Japanese will take it off there hands

    Geordie123;7944279

    A woman has been violently bitten & shaken to death by a killer whale, … A woman has been violently bitten & shaken to death by a killer whale, infront of a big crowd, and all the stupid reporter can say is:"The Shoe. The image of the shoe, just floating"I think the image of a blood-filled pool, with a dead body in it, would be more of a striking image, than a floating shoe.



    http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd245/iwannafightyouiwannabiteyou/WorfLaughing.gif

    Snailman;7944318



    I pasted the URL into a browser, as it's not showing up for me.

    I expected a floating shoe, but it's a laughing Klingon!

    Nice! :thumbsup:

    edit: it's showing up now! Hurrah!

    guv;7944305

    LOL........ Pretty much what I thought when I was watching the … LOL........ Pretty much what I thought when I was watching the report......... Maybe it was an expensive pair of shoes?



    Come to think of it, the image of that is quite disturbing!

    If the woman was wearing sports shoes, there were THREE trainers in the water.

    Or maybe the 'trainer' that's died, *is* the sports shoe?

    All will become clear in the fullness of time, I suspect.

    http://www.gif-anime-gratuit.com/gif-anime-gratuit/animaux/orque/orques002.gif

    I have been to Seaworld in Orlando and seen the Shamu show and it made me really upset. These are amazing, beautiful creatures and it upset me to see them performing their silly shows for our amusement. It they must be kept in captivity because they can't be returned to the sea, where they belong, for whatever reason, I wish they could just be kept in very large enclosed area and not taught to perform tricks for food.

    guv;7943648

    ]WTF!!!!!!"There's no sense of foul play; right now, this appears to be … ]WTF!!!!!!"There's no sense of foul play; right now, this appears to be an accident."Yes, the whale didn't mean to jump out of the water and grab the trainer and shake her about!I reckon its a conspiracy and expect the US will be invading Antarctica some time soon.



    I LOL'd!

    At the end of the day regardless of how these mammals have been raised they still have the wild instinct in them.
    So what do people expect when things like this happen? Yes its sad but if you play with fire you're going to get burnt.

    its like the lion tamers who get killed and then the animal gets put down.....its what the animal does naturally...

    TinyTrina;7944398

    I have been to Seaworld in Orlando and seen the Shamu show and it made me … I have been to Seaworld in Orlando and seen the Shamu show and it made me really upset. These are amazing, beautiful creatures and it upset me to see them performing their silly shows for our amusement. It they must be kept in captivity because they can't be returned to the sea, where they belong, for whatever reason, I wish they could just be kept in very large enclosed area and not taught to perform tricks for food.



    Says the person who makes their dog pose for a avatar photo..... :whistling:

    Chiptivo;7945860

    Says the person who makes their dog pose for a avatar photo..... … Says the person who makes their dog pose for a avatar photo..... :whistling:



    Have some rep , classic:thumbsup:

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    guv;7943648

    ]WTF!!!!!!"There's no sense of foul play; right now, this appears to be … ]WTF!!!!!!"There's no sense of foul play; right now, this appears to be an accident."Yes, the whale didn't mean to jump out of the water and grab the trainer and shake her about!I reckon its a conspiracy and expect the US will be invading Antarctica some time soon.



    Foul play? Did they suspect the whale of premediated cold blooded murder or something. :thinking:

    Original Poster Banned

    Oriana the Quiet;7947867

    Foul play? Did they suspect the whale of premediated cold blooded murder … Foul play? Did they suspect the whale of premediated cold blooded murder or something. :thinking:



    Don't shoot the messenger. The link and source of the comment has been suitably highlighted.

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    DarkKnight;7943666

    They shouldn't be contained and trained to perform like circus animals in … They shouldn't be contained and trained to perform like circus animals in the first place.


    totally agree. Those who go to these 'shows' are just prolonging their captivity. Same applies to zoos.

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    csiman;7947927

    totally agree. Those who go to these 'shows' are just prolonging their … totally agree. Those who go to these 'shows' are just prolonging their captivity. Same applies to zoos.



    You do realise all the good that SeaWorld does for marine conservation? It's not just about the shows, it's what the gate receipt helps to do for the greater good. They also allow generations of kids to have a better understanding about these creatures and to raise awareness about their plight.

    They will have saved more animals than they have ever held captive. So holding every one whale captive to save the lives of 10 that would otherwise perish where it not for Sea Worlds involvement in some way seems a good deal to me.

    Chiptivo;7945860

    Says the person who makes their dog pose for a avatar photo..... … Says the person who makes their dog pose for a avatar photo..... :whistling:



    This did make me laugh. But its worse than you think, she was only 4 months old when that picture was taken, that's puppy exploitation! ;-)

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    master_chief;7948034

    You do realise all the good that SeaWorld does for marine conservation? … You do realise all the good that SeaWorld does for marine conservation? It's not just about the shows, it's what the gate receipt helps to do for the greater good. They also allow generations of kids to have a better understanding about these creatures and to raise awareness about their plight.They will have saved more animals than they have ever held captive. So holding every one whale captive to save the lives of 10 that would otherwise perish where it not for Sea Worlds involvement in some way seems a good deal to me.


    yep - makes a tonne of money for a company called Disney and they encourage mass dolphin killing in Japan as thats where they buy their dolphins from. Ones that dont make the grade are slaughtered in their thousands.

    Watch this film and you wont think so highly of seaworld, thats for sure!

    THE COVE

    imdb.com/tit…04/

    csiman;7948438

    yep - makes a tonne of money for a company called Disney and they … yep - makes a tonne of money for a company called Disney and they encourage mass dolphin killing in Japan as thats where they buy their dolphins from. Ones that dont make the grade are slaughtered in their thousands.Watch this film and you wont think so highly of seaworld, thats for sure!THE COVE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313104/



    its not owned by disney is owned by busch same people who own bud






    For more than 40 years, the Worlds of Discovery – better known as
    SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove – have initiated and supported
    wildlife conservation, research and education at home and around the world. Upon visiting
    a Worlds of Discovery park, many guests are inspired to help protect the animals they encounter and get involved with wildlife conservation. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was, in part, created to fulfill that desire.

    Launched in 2003, the Fund was created to provide guests with an easy, direct way to get involved and make a difference. While the Fund itself is relatively new, the parks have contributed more than $20 million to wildlife conservation since 1970. The Fund intends to continue this legacy and create an even greater one.

    A 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas: Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education. Since its launch, the Fund has granted $5 million to more than 350 projects in 60 countries. The Fund’s grantees are diverse, including global organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Conservation International along with smaller, grassroots organizations.
    swbg-conservationfund.org/

    jasonrat;7948483

    its not owned by disney is owned by busch same people who own bud For … its not owned by disney is owned by busch same people who own bud For more than 40 years, the Worlds of Discovery – better known asSeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove – have initiated and supportedwildlife conservation, research and education at home and around the world. Upon visitinga Worlds of Discovery park, many guests are inspired to help protect the animals they encounter and get involved with wildlife conservation. The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund was, in part, created to fulfill that desire.Launched in 2003, the Fund was created to provide guests with an easy, direct way to get involved and make a difference. While the Fund itself is relatively new, the parks have contributed more than $20 million to wildlife conservation since 1970. The Fund intends to continue this legacy and create an even greater one.A 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation, the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund focuses its resources in four strategic areas: Species Research, Habitat Protection, Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Conservation Education. Since its launch, the Fund has granted $5 million to more than 350 projects in 60 countries. The Fund’s grantees are diverse, including global organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Conservation International along with smaller, grassroots organizations. http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/



    As stated it is not owned by Disney, but I believe it has just been sold by Anheuser-Busch InBev to a company called Blackstone Group
    orlandosentinel.com/bus…ory

    Free willy was a crap film, not sure why they tried to release a third.
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