Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on Captive Orcas & the Trainer Killed at Sea World
Jean-Michel Cousteau comments on the tragedy on February 24, 2010, when trainer Dawn Brancheau was dragged into the water and killed by Tilikum, an orca at Sea World's Orlando park. This is the third death associated with Tilikum while in captivity. The tragic death of the trainer suggests that maybe we have outgrown the need to keep such wild, enormous, complex, intelligent and free-ranging animals in captivity, where their behavior is not only unnatural, it can become pathological.
For more information on this subject please:
- read Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on Releasing Captive Orcas
- read Keiko's Timeline
- read The Truth About Keiko's Death
To take action please:
- Sign our petition against the Taiji Dolphin Drive