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BLACKFISH (Never forget Tilikum)
When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home.

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Only 76 Southern Resident killer whales remain.  Their time is running out. 
@raincoastconservation and partners are petitioning the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic LeBlanc and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to request that Cabinet issue an emergency order under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect this endangered population of whales. Please support our petition today - link in bio.

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Dolphins and whales are closely related. Orcas were given the name 窶鰐iller whale窶 by ancient sailors窶 observations of groups of orcas hunting and preying on larger whale species. They called orcas asesina ballenas, or 窶whale killer窶 窶 a term that was eventually flipped around to the easier 窶鰐iller whale窶. Their Latin name, Orcinus orca, also reflects this observation of orcas feeding on large whales. Orcinus translates to 窶椀f the kingdom of the dead,窶 and orca refers to a kind of whale. We know that orcas are top predators, yes, but not the vicious 窶whale killers窶 that the ancient mariners thought them to be.

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orcas are generalist eaters, consuming fish, seals and sea lions, dolphins and porpoises, sharks and rays, large whales, cephalopods (octopods and squids), seabirds and more. However, some orcas specialise on specific prey, and it turns out orcas are picky eaters! Once they窶况e learned what their family eats, they aren窶冲 likely to switch diets.

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The ex-trainers in Blackfish candidly describe their experiences of working at SeaWorld and eloquently convey how frustrated they came to feel after starting work there and how dismissive and even oppressive SeaWorld窶冱 senior management could be if trainers failed to toe the corporate line. The trainers in Blackfish acknowledge that they privately questioned whether the captive whales at SeaWorld were behaving normally and whether working practices recommended by their managers were appropriate and safe, but didn窶冲 dare voice these concerns for fear of jeopardising their own positions and careers.
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Just as captive orcas at SeaWorld may be deprived of food if they miss a cue or perform incorrectly during showtime, so the former trainers in Blackfish describe how they feared being 窶賄eprived窶 of working with the orcas if they expressed their concerns over welfare or safety to their managers.

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In one of the most powerful and thought-provoking documentaries in a generation, Blackfish turns the spotlight on humankind窶冱 selfish desire to confine large, intelligent marine mammals in a captive situation for our viewing pleasure.  Gabriela Cowperthwaite窶冱 important film could have so easily been labelled 窶亘ust another activist film窶 but this is different.  The film窶冱 narrators are mostly ex-employees of the multi-million pound captive marine mammal industry who have decided to speak out on the culture, management style and insidious PR machine that exists at one of America窶冱 most identifiable brands 窶 SeaWorld.
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Many of these trainers left the captive marine mammal industry years ago, have since established new careers, and had no financial interest in speaking out in Blackfish. The film draws aside the thin faテァade that hides the dark underbelly of the captivity industry and arms the filmgoer with the hard facts allowing them to finally dispel the myth behind the Shamu label.

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Like Blackfish, Born to be Free offers a glimpse of the glamorous shows in which belugas are presented to large audiences. Yet the living conditions of the belugas and other captive marine mammals are anything but glamorous or entertaining. The film includes rare footage of beluga captures and transport, including never before seen interviews with those involved.

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Born to Be Free is a ground-breaking documentary brought to light by three young Russian women who travelled the world to trace the fate of 18 Russian belugas caught up in a cruel trade. It gives a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves and defend their freedom. Bringing the cruel practice of beluga captures in Russian waters to the public窶冱 attention, along with the horrific holding conditions and the money-making facilities themselves is long overdue.
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Born to Be Free, an impressive documentary exposing the devastating cruelty behind captive shows and the Russian trade in wild beluga whales, will air tonight on national TV in the UK and is well worth searching out if you live elsewhere. 
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Not to be confused with the film classic Born Free from the 1960s, this documentary details the plight of captured belugas from Russia.

The fate of captive orcas has attracted much attention in the last few years due to the documentary, Blackfish, resulting in a public shift away from support for orca shows. But, aside from the long-standing US court battle involving the Georgia Aquarium窶冱 attempts to obtain wild-caught belugas from Russia, the capture and captivity of beluga whales has not before been the subject of such public scrutiny.

It is the Aquarium窶冱 controversial involvement in the continued capture of belugas from a depleted population in the Okhotsk Sea that is the focus of this brave and shocking film. Around 80 belugas are held captive in the United States alone, while China窶冱 burgeoning aquarium industry holds well over 100, almost all of them wild-caught in Russia.

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Beautiful orca art by @la_zoo_art 
Did you know Orcas are actually dolphins?

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Via @peta2: "Hate #SeaWorld? Meet Ulises 汳 Double tap if you want every orca in captivity to retire to a seaside sanctuary 汨解沍" (
Video from @dolphinsafaridom: "What a Valentine's Day moment! For some reason Pacific White-sided Dolphin really put these Gray Whales in the mood! It was super cool having a front row seat to such a beautiful encounter 汾ャ汾愚泗条沛サ"
From @discoversharks: "Via @wildlifepage Shark attack | video by @calypsostarcharters.videos"
Beautiful photo taken by @brendonbissonnette: "Wicked day out there today! Here窶冱 T87 spyhopping south of Seabird Pt, a mere three hours ago! He was traveling with T124C and the T124A2s." #killerwhale