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Young orca dies at Loro Parque in Tenerife

Loro Parque, a marine mammal park in Tenerife has just announced the death of 10-month-old killer whale, Vicky. Her death is also a blow for her owner SeaWorld, who is listed in its SEC filings as owning all of the orcas held at the facility.

Op-Ed: Photos released by ex-trainers show cost of captivity for orcas Special

A website created by former SeaWorld trainers is sharing photographs of what orcas endure in captivity. This aspect of orca "care" is rarely advertised they say, and often repressed. It is a side of captivity the public rarely gets to see.

Whale Expert Says Killer Orca Should Be Freed

A prominent whale expert is suggesting that Tilikum, the orca whale who killed his trainer at the Orlando, Florida SeaWorld facility on Wednesday, cannot be trusted with humans and should be released into the wild.
 

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 Chronic pain associated with poor dental health can lead to destructive behaviors such as grinding ...
"Chronic pain associated with poor dental health can lead to destructive behaviors such as grinding down the jaw itself" said The Orca Project.
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Captured from the ocean in 1983  Tilikum s life revolves around entertaining the mass public at SeaW...
Captured from the ocean in 1983, Tilikum's life revolves around entertaining the mass public at SeaWorld.
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Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando.
Tilikum at SeaWorld Orlando.
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An orca at Sea World  San Diego. Two orcas at Sea World Florida and Texas  both died from viruses tr...
An orca at Sea World, San Diego. Two orcas at Sea World Florida and Texas, both died from viruses transmitted by mosquitoes says Voice of the Orcas, something that wouldn't happen in the wild, they add.
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No pool exists that could possibly replicate the natural conditions of the ocean for captive orcas.
No pool exists that could possibly replicate the natural conditions of the ocean for captive orcas.
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Trainers periodically measure the dorsal fin of orcas in captivity.
Trainers periodically measure the dorsal fin of orcas in captivity.
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