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Blackfish Documentary Review

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Vegan Cinephile

Blackfish documentary

I have never seen a whale, “Killer” or otherwise.

I have never been gleefully splashed by Shamu, or marveled at the great eye of an Orca as it swam slowly and without purpose past me behind towards finger and nose-stained glass at the aquarium.  I have never, despite my love of the ocean, the Caribbean, and animals, swam with dolphins and been given the cheap sense of self-importance as they were forced to perform inane tricks for me– like waving and jumping over my head — thinking that I somehow made them do this, that I was in control, and that they were doing this for me because they liked me and wanted to make me happy.

No.

The reason for this is that I had a very forward-thinking mother who knew, inherently, that animal exploitation was wrong.  We never went to the zoo, the circus, or SeaWorld.  When we…

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