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RIP Tilikum

On January 6, 2017, Tilikum, the captive orca whale who killed his long time trainer at Seaworld in 2010, died. This is a tragic story of a whale who was brutally removed from his family when he was only about two years old. He was then kept in captivity to perform tricks and in shows for the sake of entertainment. There is nothing “educational”, nor any benefit to conservation, by keeping cetaceans in captivity. Instead, we should be teaching our children that all animals deserve to live freely, with their own families. At Breder Law, we believe that children (and adults) can learn more about cetaceans by watching some of the amazing documentaries about whales, reading the abundance of literature (and watching videos) online, or by taking a whale watching tour on a reputable whale watching excursion. We hope that the remaining cetaceans in captivity around the world will soon be released into the soon-to-be sanctuaries.

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