The Killer Whale named Tillikum that killed Veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau, 40, on Wednesday, has killed other humans before. In 1999 it was the same Shamu, who was responsible for the death of 27 year old Daniel Dukes, who had gotten into Orlando SeaWorld after the park was closed and ended up naked and dead on Tillicum’s back. Sea World official tried to make it sound nicer and said the apparent he was a victim of “horseplay” by this same Killer Whale. Orange County Sheriff’s Offices said the man took off his clothes and climbed into the tank. The whale is not worked with people actually in the tank so he was totally not used to a human presence in the water and had no idea what it was….. so said Sea World Officials.
In 1991 at Sea Land Marine Park Victoria in British Columbia, Tillikum and two other whales Were responsible for the drowning of a trainer The trainer fell into the whale tank and was dragged underwater as park visitors watched.
There have been several other “near misses” in such parks which could have ended up with a trainer killed.
2004 at SeaWorld’s San Antonio Texas, park tried to hit one of the trainers and attempted to bite him. He escaped.
2006 at SeaWorld’s San Diego California Park a trainer was bitten and held underwater several times by a killer whale during a show.
2009 in December, a whale drowned a trainer at a Spanish zoo.
Video of an killer whale attack, location and date unknown
And the Romans fed Christians to the Lions,…. Are we any different?
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