Blackfish Documentary

This documentary caused a lot of buzz when it came out in 2013 so I decided to watch it and see what it was all about. Blackfish is a story of a captive killer whale named Tilikum, that has taken the lives of several people and the ramifications of keeping these animals in captivity. Tilikum was taken from the ocean when he was only 2 years old and he’s been in the confinement of Sea World, isolated from other sea mammals for nearly 20 years. The lack of emotional and intellectual condition that Tilikum has been left in has led him to kill innocent human beings. Sea World received a lot of speculation after the release of this documentary on how the employees were treating the orcas. Sea World Entertainment refused to take place in the production of Blackfish.