10 days ago,
We’re trapped away, but on display
And it’s all done for your pleasure.
We do the tricks that make us sick
To build up human treasure.
We’ve no idea why you’d cage us here
When we are much like you.
Intelligent, Loving, and Strong.
With patience toward our jailers
That’s been tried for decades long.
Trapped away, but hopeful one day
Humans will take stock to say:
No more display, and No to the Treasure
Orca, Your Freedom is Our Pleasure.
Poem and voice over by Debbie Bailey.
Please watch The Dark History of Killer Whale Captures: https://vimeo.com/229322388
A chronological documentary ranging from the 60s to present briefly describes kidnapping of orcas from their natural habitat. A more detailed is the information about capturing of orcas in Russia, the only country where it’s currently practiced. You will find the names of 60 orcas being in slavery in 14 marine parks in 8 countries and learn about the dynamic community movements against the captivity. Film brings to light the names of people who are responsible for this inhumane and dirty business of exploitation and slave trade of the most intelligent creatures in the world. "Shamu show" doesn’t have any educational value; it features animals in an artificially created environment with unnatural behavior; with the only purpose to display the dominance of a human that could enforce a killer whale to perform tricks. Captivity can be ended only when more people are informed and educated about the truth of the imprisoned marine mammals and refuse to visit Marine parks and Dolphinaria. Only together, we can make a difference and build life on Earth without the violence and dominance of the mankind over other Earthlings.