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Blackfish is the story of Tilikum, an orca who was torn from his family in the wild and imprisoned in a concrete bathtub at SeaWorld, where he made headlines after killing a trainer in 2010. After more than 30 years in captivity, he lashed out in frustrated rage, drawing worldwide attention to SeaWorld’s practice of keeping sensitive, intelligent marine mammals in cramped tanks. Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiled riveting video footage and emotional interviews to explore Tilikum’s extraordinary nature, the cruel treatment of his species in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the dirty dealings in the multi-billion-dollar marine theme park industry.
Tell us, in your own way, why you think marine animals such as Tilikum do not belong in captivity.
The winning entries will be selected by a panel of PETA judges based on their creativity and the commitment that they demonstrate to animal protection. Send us your letters, poems, paintings or entries in whatever medium you feel most effectively communicates how you feel about this important issue.
Posted by Claire Fryer