After watching the documentary “Blackfish”, the documentary leaves people with a negative connotation towards Sea World. Since the negative connotation that the documentary gives off it would make a lot of people feel the same way about zoos. I feel like this documentary can be looked at the same way as a lot of people looked at the documentary “Bowling for Columbine”. Bowling for Columbine was a documentary about the columbine school shootings in Colorado. The documentary goes to stores to show how easy it was to acquire guns and would show up at company headquarters with the media demanding questions as to what the reasons where for guns being sold. Also the documentary shows four people from Michigan and all of their guns and makes them appear not normal or crazy. The documentary as a whole leaves you with a strong anti gun feeling. It tries to blame the shooting at this school on loose gun control laws. The Bowling for Columbine documentary has been debated for awhile and a lot of people claim that it is unfair or extremely biased. The Blackfish documentary can also be viewed as unfair or biased. A lot of the beginning of the movie shows how cruel and mean Sea World was to the orca whales at the beginning of the film. The original capture of the whales happened a long time ago. Back then society could have viewed this as acceptable, the same way that society viewed a lot of now immoral things. It is hard to blame sea world for things that happened a long time ago. It is like still being mad at the German government for World War Two. Since the opening of Sea World, zoos and Sea World treat their animals’ way better than they did in the past. For a lot of animals one of the safest places for them is a zoo. A lot of endangered species are being poached for their furs skins and they are safe from them in a zoo. In my opinion “Blackfish” is biased piece of propaganda to give people an anti Sea World and anti zoo mentality and does not show the entire story of the place.
I am a personal fan of zoos. I love going to them, I have gone to different zoos all over the country, including Sea World. When I went to Sea World, I think I was about 10 years old. The only thing I remember from going is Shamoo and the show that they put on. My favorite zoo that I have been to is the Washington D.C. zoo. My reason for that is because they have pandas. I remember when I was living there and it was a big deal that they were going to be getting pandas at the zoo. Without zoos people would not get to see animals that are not native to their countries without spending a lot of money. I would like to think that the animals are treated well in zoos and are not to unhappy.