Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You'd think one was enough:
Whale kills trainer as horrified spectators watch

ORLANDO, Fla. – A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday in its jaws and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in a human death.

Trainer Dawn Brancheau, 40, was rubbing Tilikum after a noontime show when the 12,000-pound whale grabbed her and pulled her in ...

A SeaWorld spokesman said Tilikum was one of three orcas blamed for killing a trainer in 1991 after the woman lost her balance and fell in the pool at Sealand of the Pacific near Victoria, British Columbia.

Tilikum was also involved in a 1999 death, when the body of a man who had sneaked by SeaWorld security was found draped over him. The man either jumped, fell or was pulled into the frigid water and died of hypothermia, though he was also bruised and scratched by Tilikum.



Killer Whale Kills Again ... unexpectedly!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/26/2010 6:19 AM  

19 years locked up in a bath tub.

this is torture.

they don't deserve this.

By Anonymous omen, at 2/26/2010 3:45 PM  

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