Orcas have attacked people in the wild, quit saying that there’s not a single instance of it happening. There may only be one well documented incident, but as many people have said in the past, they do not interact with humans in the wild even half as much as they do in captivity. There are a few other incidents that are not quite as well documented.
Also, there are things that happen in the wild that are said to be “curiosity,” yet, if that happened in captivity it would be deemed aggressive. Bumping into a person or mouthing something are 2 good examples.
The way things get manipulated just to prove the anticaps side of things is just obnoxious.
Exactly! May I add my own rant too? lol
Blackfish and anti-caps in general try to use the attacks and incidents as proof that captivity drives them psychotic, which is complete crap. They back that opinion up by comparing the number of captive attacks to the nonexistent attacks by wild orcas. To even compare the two is extremely foolish. Humans don’t interact with wild orcas. We don’t feed them or swim with them or collect urine from them or clean their teeth or touch them on a daily basis in the wild. Aside from those very rare occasions, wild orcas have NO chances of inflicting harm to us. Anti-caps claim that the things they say are supported by science and facts and that is a blatant lie. It’s based on LYING and TWISTING. Orcas have been in captivity for 49 years (starting with Moby Doll in 1964) and there have been millions and millions of countless close in-water and out-of-water interactions with orcas since that time. 3 trainers have died and less than a dozen have been involved in serious, life-threatening injuries (most of those injuries were from accidents, not attacks by the whale). Let me also add that not one single trainer has been killed at SeaWorld during any in-water interaction. Those statistics are amazing for an animal of an orca’s immense size and the extremely close proximity trainers are to these animals on a daily basis. Go ahead and compare those numbers to the countless elephant attacks and deaths that have happened in the US in only a 10-year time span, you’ll quickly see how blown out of proportion orca attacks are.