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Blackfish: Killer whale as animal entertainment or animal cruelty?

English: Tilikum as "Shamu" at SeaWo...

Tilikum as “Shamu” at SeaWorld Orlando. 

Anyone who has ever enjoyed an afternoon of animal entertainment at SeaWorld or a similar attraction will come away from the documentary Blackfish with a new perspective. After watching footage that documents the effects of captivity on killer whales, it’s hard not to think of the words, “animal cruelty.” The documentary film reveals a behind-the-scenes world where this powerful and majestic species is deprived of food and subjected to other inhumane conditions. Read more