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    Shamu Kills Woman Trainer ~ No Tickets Sold

    Killer Whale Kills Trainer at SeaWorld

    Killer whale attacks, kills trainer


    A killer whale with a history of killing its trainers struck again at SeaWorld on Wednesday, apparently killing one of its handlers during a live show while an audience looked on in disbelief.
    An official says 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau was the trainer killed during the Dining with Shamu event.
    A witness, Victoria Biniak said that the trainer had just finished explaining to the audience the show they were about to see. Unfortunately, no one was prepared for what happened next.
    The whale apparently came out of the water, snatching up the woman in her jaws and "thrashed her all around," as a horrified audience watched helplessly.


    "He was thrashing her around pretty good," Biniak said. "It was violent."
    SeaWorld officials said the trainer was one of the park's most experienced and that she slipped in the tank. Still, other witnesses claim the whale lept out of the water, grabbed the woman's arm and then drug her underwater.
    The whale in question's real name is Tillikum, nicknamed "Tilly," and he isn't the nicest mammal in the pod. According to the Orlando Sentinel, whale was blamed for the drowning of one of his trainers in 1991 during a performance on in British Columbia. He was sold to SeaWorld the next year.
    In 1999, the 5-ton orca was found with the dead body of a naked homeless man on his back.
    Daniel Dukes, 27, reportedly made his way past security at SeaWorld, remaining in the park after it had closed. Wearing only his underwear, Dukes either jumped, fell or was pulled into the frigid water of Tilikum's huge tank.
    An autopsy ruled that he died of hypothermia in the 50-degree water. Dukes' parents filed a lawsuit against the park later that year but later withdrew it.
    There have been several previous attacks on whale trainers at SeaWorld parks.
    In Nov. 2006, trainer Kenneth Peters, 39, was bitten and held underwater several times by a 7,000-pound killer whale during a
    show at SeaWorld's San Diego park. He escaped with a broken foot.
    The 17-foot-long orca who attacked him was the dominant female of SeaWorld San Diego's seven killer whales. She had attacked Peters two other times, in 1993 and 1999.
    In 2004, another whale at the company's San Antonio park tried to hit one of the trainers and attempted to bite him. He also
    escaped.
    In December, a whale drowned a trainer at a Spanish zoo.
    Copyright Associated Press / NBC Miami

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    Nature turns in the right way.

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    "drug her underwater"

    Who writes this? A 5 year old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    "drug her underwater"

    Who writes this? A 5 year old?
    Journalists aren't journalists anymore.

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    I saw the Shamu, the new one actually, as the previous was killed after he swallowed one of the trainer in a live performance show.

    It was fucking hilarious

    Apparently it happens quite frequently,

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    I mean the foking whale had a bad foking day or a top day depending on ones point of view .

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    It doesn't matter how you train these creatures as natural instinct will takeover one day and these disasters will always happen.

    Humans named this creature a killer whale and it was only doing what comes naturally.

    RIP Dawn Brancheau.

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    one pissed off whale I'd say
    a bit like when an elephant looses it's rag
    or a dolphin it's bottle
    Keeping such animals 'chained' up can't be good for their mental health

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    Keeping such animals 'chained' up can't be good for their mental health
    The bizarre fact is it is probably safer to get into a tank with a Great White Shark and when compared to an Orca as they are far more intelligent and inquisitive and a killing machine if nature ever invented one.

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    Finally a killer whale that lives up to all the hype!

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    sad story, these trainers in animal parks obviously love the animals but are misguided if they think the animals benefit from being kept in zoos etc.

    i think animals should be left in their natural surrounding to live or die acording to the laws of nature.

    imprisoning them in tanks or cages is pure cruelty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    "drug her underwater"

    Who writes this? A 5 year old?
    Drug is American for dragged.

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    Obviously fed up having the same tea every day for lots of years
    Whale 1 sceptic tank 0

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    Killer Whale.......there's a clue in the name

    Quite ruthless and sadistic in the wild.

    Just Free Willy then there wouldn't be any more deaths....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    Keeping such animals 'chained' up can't be good for their mental health
    The bizarre fact is it is probably safer to get into a tank with a Great White Shark and when compared to an Orca as they are far more intelligent and inquisitive and a killing machine if nature ever invented one.
    The real and greatest killing machine stands upright, on two...

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    Give shamu to the Japs, they know how to treat whales.....

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    Killer Whales not Pussy Whimps.

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    shamu has killed a few people I believe, if he was a dog he would have been put down by now, if he was a PITBULL he would have been put down in the first instance, funny old world when an animal that has killed a few people and is called a KILLER whale and still hasn't been put down....

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    This thread will remain irrelevant, until our favorite Captain Achab, aka BG, comes along and "demonstrates" once more in his delicate and inimitable vocabulary, that every living creature from the bottom of the ocean is evil impersonated and sould be exterminated accordingly.


    I just can't wait...

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    Wonder if this is the same person. Animal strikes back

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