Tilikum, from Blackfish, Passes Away at SeaWorld

Tilikum, from Blackfish, Passes Away at SeaWorld

Tikilium, the killer whale that was at the centre of a controversial documentary on the treatment of orcas in captivity has died at the age of 36.

In a statement, the theme park said on its website the following: ‘Tikilum passed away in the early hours of January 6 surrounded by the trainers, staff and veterinarians that provided around the clock world class care’

According to FOX 35 WOFL TV, the remaining orcas in the tank are swimming around in a distressed manner. SeaWorld has already phased out killer whales in their California park, and have no plans to introduce new killer whales to the park in Orlando.

Tikilum first came to SeaWorld in 1992 from SeaLand of the Pacific, a shut down Canadian park. In the 1990s, two deaths were attributed to the killer whale, both of which were put down to trespassing and incorrect training techniques.

In 2010, Tikilum killed his trainer Dawn Bacherau. The inquiry ruled that there was nothing that could’ve been done to prevent the death and all appropriate actions had been taken.

In 2013, a CNN produced documentary, centred around Tikilum called Blackfish alleged that SeaWorld’s training techniques not only amounted to animal cruelty but was also responsible for the death of Miss Bacherau. The park continues to deny that this is the case.

In a tweet, PETA (People for the Ethical treatment of Animals) wrote RIP Tikilum, Dead after three decades of misery.

 

Report adapted from CNN, FOX 35 WOFL TV, ABC WFTV Channel 9 News and the Associated Press. Live stream via WESH 2 News which is the Orlando affiliate of NBC.

Related Posts
Comments ( 13 )
  1. Fitbrat.In
    26 Jan 17 at 9:40 AM
    Reply

    It is the best time to make a few plans for the longer term and it’s time to be happy.
    I have learn this submit and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or
    suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles relating to this article.
    I want to learn even more things about it!

  2. Karess
    08 Feb 17 at 10:24 AM
    Reply

    Home run! Great slguigng with that answer!

  3. Burchard
    09 Feb 17 at 7:48 AM
    Reply

    Thought it wou’dnlt to give it a shot. I was right.

  4. 2pay.pro
    14 May 17 at 3:25 PM
    Reply

    отзывы про крем титан гель
    что такое титан гель
    отзывы о титан гель
    титан гель для мужчин
    как применять титан гель
    где купить титан гель https://2pay.pro/titan-gel/

  5. yityjdjktry
    03 Jun 17 at 8:18 AM
    Reply
  6. DanuelUnsag
    07 Jun 17 at 1:39 AM
    Reply

    new uk casino
    [url=http://serenomiami.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=2204641]+casino +live[/url]
    incredible hulk Pokies machine
    [url=http://tandtdecorators.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=31810]casino in Canada[/url]
    casino play online
    [url=http://marranowear.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=29070]gambling Pokies[/url]
    online Pokies machines no download
    [url=http://apogee.com.gr/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=382738]slots flash casino[/url]
    slots online
    [url=http://motor-web.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=9037]uk online casinos[/url]
    blackjack
    [url=http://ticket2africa.co.za/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=31809]Slots[/url]

  7. EduaridoRak
    08 Jun 17 at 4:10 AM
    Reply

    Incredible hulk slot
    [url=http://ecmm.ch/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=841643]new casinos[/url]
    new casino
    [url=http://sindicatodechoferespichincha.com.ec/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1469292]progressive jackpot Pokies[/url]
    Online roulette
    [url=http://worldwideprovisions.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=6871]games and Pokies[/url]
    casino Pokies games
    [url=http://nationalchurchresidences-edu.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=135008]online Pokies[/url]
    Best online casino
    [url=http://riffagency.ru/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=9767]Incredible hulk slot[/url]
    gladiator slot machine
    [url=http://endlessethiopiatours.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=38885]gambling[/url]

  8. Y0bLKm
    24 Jun 17 at 8:51 PM
    Reply

    883080 462497Hmm is anyone else encountering issues with the pictures on this blog loading? Im trying to figure out if its a issue on my end or if its the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated. 193637

  9. click here
    26 Jul 17 at 2:40 PM
    Reply

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be interesting to read articles from other authors and practice something from other websites.
    click here

  10. home page
    26 Jul 17 at 2:40 PM
    Reply

    There’s definately a great deal to find out about this topic. I really like all the points you’ve made.
    home page

  11. fifa 18 coins
    26 Jul 17 at 2:40 PM
    Reply

    If you want to take a great deal from this post then you have to apply these techniques to your won website.
    fifa 18 coins

  12. where to watch game of thrones season 7
    12 Aug 17 at 12:23 AM
    Reply

    My theory is that little finger is plotting to marry Sansa in a plot to build forces in the north ,take the iron throne but little finger tells Jon that
    he loves Sansa as he loved Catelyn. He’s in love with her but i believe
    that he just meant it as I love her just as much as i did Catelyn which he would if she
    was his child.

    Game of Thrones s07e05 1080p

  13. game of thrones s07e05 1080p
    17 Aug 17 at 9:44 AM
    Reply

    My theory is that little finger is plotting to marry Sansa
    in a plot to build forces in the north ,take the iron throne but little finger
    tells Jon that he loves Sansa as he loved Catelyn.
    He’s in love with her but i believe that he just meant
    it as I love her just as much as i did Catelyn which he would if she was his child.

    Game of Thrones s07e06 Download

Leave a reply
*