- I had the wonderful opportunity tonight to see Blackfish at the NZ International Film Festival. I have always loved Killer Whales, but after watching this film, it has made me love them more, with an eager eye to help in any way I can. A couple of weeks a go at the local monthly market, I donated some money towards the Orca Research Trust. It made me feel good inside, knowing that there are better techniques and intrigued humans that are willing to help these magnificent creatures. I wrote this in parts, then connected it together to be hard to follow; in the eyes of a Killer. It is said through the eye of an Orca, hidden behind nets and concrete walls, captured, locked up, swimming in circles in a pool of misery. Some people question the right to allow people to walk death row, without their rights given to them. If people are allowed to question that of cold-hearted killers, why should a natural killer be allowed to see the same fate? The title of this poem is named for the documentry with all my support in giving these animals a chance to be free again. My poetry isn't strong, but I hope you are all able to see the fine line, and not nit-pick about what is right and wrong. Know that was is right is the support of people for animals so large, and yet, so small.
• Blackfish Trailer, YouTube
• Blackfish Movie, Facebook
• Orca Research Trust, Facebook
• World Cetacean Alliance, Facebook
• Australian Orca Database, Facebook
• Soul in the Sea, Facebook
• Nanurtalik-City, deviantART
- "The key to the ocean lies in the eye of a Killer." "We are only killers if you make us so," "There are only two things in this world you cannot grow to be; a killer, and a killers' trainer."
I'm part of the Student Animal Alliance at my university and we are getting together to see this. But in high school my best friend and I watched "The Cove" and decided then and there we were NEVER going back to SeaWorld unless it was to burn it down (after all the animals were removed safely, of course).
But in all seriousness, you bring up a valid point. Giant animals meant to roam and hunt in the vast oceans of the world being captured and trapped within, to them, what is hardly more than a water-filled cage... Is so wrong. The fact that people expect these predators to then become docile show creatures? Even worse.
It will take some more time before this movie is relased in my contry (I`m a German)