When I was a little girl I was taken to Seaworld in Orlando, Florida where I spent time with one of the trainers there in 2001 whereupon I would visit again and again. The trainer I was introduced to was Dawn Brancheau, the woman killed during a show in 2010 whilst performing with the largest orca Seaworld holds in captivity, Tilikum. At a tender age Dawn helped to further inspire my love for animals and marine life. After what I can only describe now as significant corporative grooming, it became my dream to one day myself be a killer whale trainer when I grew up after witnessing the work first hand. My love for animals has always run deep. I feel in fact that I am more sensitive toward the issues of the animal kingdom than I am of our own. Animals don’t lie to us, and they cannot speak for their selves to let you know how they might be feeling. It is only the actions they display that can give us insight into what it is they need. As a human race, we have not done nearly enough for animals to repay them for all the things they have contributed toward maintaining this beautiful planet we have lived on for centuries. There is no real reason for any of us to bear grudge or harbour any ill will toward any creature on the earth, however, we have and continue to commit a bounty of mindless offences against them through our selfish need for mass consumption and brutish personal afflictions. All we do is take. Animals maintain with sentience. There is so much to learn from these separate entities of land and sea and sky. Blackfish was made to highlight the story of Seaworld’s killer whales, taken from their habitat and reared in a state of psychological indignation, all for our entertainment. The documentary features a disquieting insight into the lies and dismissiveness against the welfare of these creatures and of those who are hired to work with them. These parks have created a facade of engaging insight and education at a great personal expense to others with our funding for over five decades. The greed of corporation has continued to thrive on the exploitation of our sensitivity and curiosity. Please watch this film and help to endorse this very important discovery. We need to start finding different ways of communicating with the rest of the world in a language of sensitivity and respect that can be globally absorbed, that goes for the wildlife too.