I know animals
I'm around them all the time
I mean NO ANIMAL
will attack some person for NO reason!!!!
It is soo true!! Ask anyone who has been around animals
they will not, I repeat, will NOT attack or hurt a human for no
They could be hungry, or angry, or scared(that is a huge reason) or distressed
or in pain, or curious, yeah you get the point
So no they should not be the ones to suffer!!!!!
They're animals! Its what they do!!!
Have the trainers figure out what the problem is
seriously, its like kids... They do not do anything just because
it is soo true
and people love to blame it on the animal
"its a man eating tiger!"
and in the end they usually put down the animals
which is sad
Being lifelong prisoners drives anyone crazy. Animals were not born to entertain. They do have killer instincts, and also feel misery. They feel boredom and a longing for freedom. They may have misunderstandings or accidents, and that's a huge risk, keeping them in captivity. Animals don't purposely aim to hunt human beings, and accidents should not lead to punishment. It's a sign that they must be released into the wild. The only exception for holding an animal in captivity is if there are injuries or disabilities needed to take care of. After that, with the animal being fully able to function and take care of itself, it should be released into it's natural habitat. Something should be made to happen, but it's not. How long will it take for us to realize nature isn't meant to be captured for our own selfish reasons?
They should not be made to suffer since we r the persons who capture then in the naME of protection they do not know the surrounding world and humans and their life hence they should not be punished when they attack their trainers
We humans consider over selves to be at the peak of evolution and that is wrong. That is exactly why we treat animals as slaves.Torturing animals must be considered as a serious crime equivalent to murder.
that is pretty much animal abuse...to make animals pay
would you make some kid suffer because they hurt you?
I take that as a no... Unless your some really mean person with no heart
animals have feelings, just like we do!
No, they are wild animals and the trainers who work with them should know the risks. It is not right to punish an animal that has not been allowed to live in its natural habitat when it does something to harm a trainer (whether by accident or on purpose). Anyone who works with wild animals should be aware of the risks and be prepared to deal with the consequences if something goes wrong!
Absolutely not. Animals lack the ability to reason as humans and cannot be held accountable for their natural reactions to various situations. Any time a person interacts with a wild animal, captive or otherwise, they run the risk of being injured or even killed by this animal. It also stands for debate whether or not keeping animals in captivity for entertainment is humane. Sea World, for example, captures wild whales, whose normal roaming range spans thousands of miles, and puts them in unnaturally small enclosures. Humans, not the animals they capture, are liable for these attacks.
No . It is the responsibility of the trainers and the management of the facility to ensure that the animal is safe for the trainers to work with. The orca that killed the trainer in Florida has a HISTORY of killing another trainer and should not have been used in a show at all. Shame on SeaWorld for exposing any of the trainers to the obvious risk. The knee jerk reaction of possibly euthanizing this animal is wrong. The animal is wild and was reacting as a wild animal does and should not be penalized.
No. They don't call them "wild" animals for nothing.
I don't believe so. It is not natural for them to be captured and made to entertain us. I pity them. Those who think it's okay, well, let's just say they're asking for it.
No I think the are just trying to tell them something. There probably just fed up with performing.
No, it is the trainers responsibility to know the capability of what the animal can do. These animals done nothing wrong because they only follow their primal instincts.
The real answer is that wild animals shouldn't be held in captivity. I mean, where is the common sense around trying to tame an animal whose instinct is to kill?
No, Animals should be in the wild, not locked in cages and trained to entertain us, the trainers deserve what they get.
No. We're the ones that went out in the first place and took them into an environment that was strange to them. Can you really blame them? They were driven out of their homes and when they actually attack someone they have to be punished. They didn't ask to be entertainers.
They have the same rights as we do. It's like taking someone and then training them to entertain you against their will.
So I don't think we should punish the animal. Maybe we should just let it go. =)?
Well you would want to get out too wouldnt you to go see your family and others like you or when your in a bad mood and your around a bunch of animals who speak no language like you and the only way you can tell them your in pain is a way of biting which most likely not hurt another species like them soooooooooo no they shouldnt
No animals should not suffer we have to support them
Of course not. They should be set free!!!
No they are doing what comes natural,entertaining humans is not natural!!
Actually if the animal had attacked thier trainers, they shouldn't be used any further.
NO! Their trainers know the risk and have a choice. The animal does not!
I think humans have no right to imprison and torture wild animals or pet alike.
No they shouldnt because the animal is probubly reacting to something that the trainer did wrong.
Also its not right to make animals look stupid for our personal amusement.
No. Anamals should be left in the wild accept for regular househeld pets such as dogs, cats, hampster, small birds ect.
Absolutely not. It is unrealistic to expect a wild animal to behave as though it had moral capacity. The animal wouldn't understand why it was being mistreated because animals live in the moment and an event that happened even five minutes ago would have been forgotten. Animals do what they do. Vengeance and punishment are human concepts about which animals know nothing. The animal doesn't know that a human can't hold their breath underwater for long periods of time like they can, or that hitting a trainer too hard with their paw can cause death. Animals also have moods and emotions, and humans, arrogant as we are, figure this animal that we have in captivity is "tamed" because we've fed it, taught it tricks, developed a bond or shown and received affection from it for a period of time. Animals also want to be free. They know that it is not their natural place to "perform" for the amusement of human beings and it is inevitable that frustration will build up from time to time and they will behave like the wild animals that they are. Even a domesticated cat will scratch its owner from time to time, because it wants to be left alone or because in its enthusiasm during play it failed to retract its claws. It is unfortunate that humans sometimes lose their lives to animals, but punishing them or causing them to suffer for their natural behavior is unjust and inhumane.
Yes,we should take out a elephant gun and blow them away for being dumb enough to let a human capture them and then play with them like they are the family puppy and not expect to get bit.(torn a part by them).that's like blaming a patient in extreme pain for socking a nurse/doctor in the jaw in a fit of severe pain(trying to escape the pain) while they poke and prod them acting like it does not hurt the patient.how else is a hurt animal suppose to relay how they feel about being poke,prodded,messed with while in captivity. I thought these people were college highly educated to have some common sense.it's like they have never lived in the outside world to know when you mess with a animal basically backed into a corner they will lash out at the one right in front of them.in other words they will revert to their basic instincts and act like the animal they are.not to mention the animals instincts let them tell if a weak animal is among them and they may destroy that animal to save it from suffering.who knows if the trainers were not ill,cancer,some disease the animal detected and reacted by taking their life to end their perceived suffering by the animal.don't get me wrong I realize the loss of the family member by their relatives but we are dealing with the laws of the animal kingdom as when a old lion is retired by the new leader of the pride maybe just maybe this is why these trainers were attacked. They forgot at some point the subordinate animal/mammal will test their strength against who they see as their leader.
Of course not. Those animals are feral at heart, and even though people like to think of them as domesticated, they really aren't. They are fighting millions of years of evolution that created the instinct to kill, and trainers understand that. Punishing the animal is ridiculous, because they will have forgotten the event soon after it happens. Putting the animal down is the worst way to go about it. You can't kill an animal for doing something that its instincts tell it to do. The worst punishment that should be used is keeping the animal isolated from humans to prevent further injury, maybe in a zoo where people can view the animal from a safe distance with a barrier between them.
The motivation behind putting the animal down comes from two fronts. One, the people who view the animal as violent or evil because it attacked a trainer. Most likely this force will be spearheaded by the family of the trainer, in the event that the attack turned lethal. The other front will be the company or organization that was using the animal for entertainment. The attack on a trainer might represent a loss of profits, due to the fact that the animal might not be safe to use for entertainment from that point on. In reality, the animal's life rests in the hands of that front, because they own it, and can decide to exterminate the animal.
Ideally, the animal's well being should be handed over to an impartial third party, where people can present different scenarios to deal with the event. Death should not be considered unless there is reasonable proof that no alternative will be safe or possible.
This is a leading question.
A "wild animal in captivity that is trained" is not a wild animal. An animal roving the savanna and killing gazelles is wild. To catch that full-grown animal and give it to Siggy and Roy would be a bad idea, because that animal has been "trained" by the wilderness, not humans, and wilderness training is not something you can get rid of.
An animal that is normally seen as wild because it is not the typical choice for a pet due to logistic/cultural reasons (ie, a lion is hard to contain and feed, a snake is seen as evil/disgusting by many people) is not wild. It's exotic.
A tiger cub brought up in captivity and trained by humans, in a manner respectful of its instincts as a predator and its physical power, is not wild. If it is trained to entertain humans, it doesn't think, "Gosh, I'm a circus animal. I'll never make it to animal college. How sad." It thinks, "If I do this, I get a treat. If I do this, I get a smack on the butt. It's a bit loud, but there is more quiet time than loud time in my life." (true of most performers, human or animal).
Captivity is not necessarily bad -- in fact there are plenty of animals who are treated well as pets, working animals, etc. PETA would have us believe that all animals are miserable and acutely self-conscious of their "slave" status in human society. I don't think most animals are concerned with human constructs of dignity and status. But they DO care about treats!
With that cleared, back to what the question's asking (rather than pre-answering).
Yes. Assuming that the environment of its training is a normal and healthy one, an animal should suffer the consequences for bad behavior -- like attacking its trainer. This does not mean abuse. It could mean confinement and gradual re-introduction to the performing environment. It could mean a smack on the butt (for safety of the trainer, with tigers and orcas this may not be the wisest option!).
If an animal proves itself to be a significant enough hazard not only to the safety of a trainer, but to the trainer's LIFE, and there has been no deviation from proper and respectful training, then its owner should seriously consider putting it down. The recent orca tragedy is a case where I feel the animal -- who has killed not once, but twice -- should be put down. It represents a danger to anyone near it, and who is to say that its release would be safe? That's like saying a dog that mauls children is only a bad dog because it isn't free to roam the suburbs. Sure, buddy. Let him go -- but leave an address on that pooch, because you're covering the hospital bills.
NO!!! That they are trained to "entertain" humans doesn't mean they still aren't wild & we shouldn't be surprised when they act according to their natural instincts. Of course I don't think they should be used for entertainment in the first place, it's just an accident waiting to happen. However, I do feel we need to have animals on display in zoos or wildlife parks for education purposes & in some case breeding, just no dog & pony show (unless they're dogs & ponies). I do believe that the 1st time they show aggressive behavior that human contact should be limited and an animal should be destroyed only if there is no other way to contain them safely (or, of course, to save a human's life/serious injury during an attack). The recent incident with the killer whale should NEVER have happened--once the animal showed aggressive behavior, little alone be responsible for TWO other deaths, he definitely needed to be removed from daily shows, but kept for breeding &/or display. "Shamu" makes millions for Sea World (and they do a lot for marine conservation/research), but their greed really over-reached itself this time!
NO ! NO ! NO !
The problem with animals in captivity is TOTALLY UN-NATURAL,especially for such BIG creatures that are supposed to be in the vast ocean...
It is already recognized by leading researchers that those Killer whales must be returned to the wild where they belong.
It is another experience for divers to inter-act with wild life in the ocean.....
.Animals or people keep ed in captivity IS BARBARIOUS,CRUEL,and CRIMINAL in Nature...
I realize it is an educational experience for humans to view the shows and inter-action between sea creatures and humans,,,BUT !!!! At what cost to the wild life imposed upon...
It is also PROFITABLE for the enterpreneurs providing the service,which is a questionable activity because of the captivity issue...if they would release the animals after the show and teach them to return "IF THEY WISH TO" by proper training,,,I wonder how successfull and creative it would be..
BUT,,,the present situation is TOTALLY un-acceptable,,,and if this continues ,,you will have further encounters !!!!
Man refuses to be kept in captivity and re-acts basically the same after a period of time..
What makes man think that he can dominate every thing in this UNIVERSE ?
I personally think ,,,that domination by man is coming to a critical halt in the near future...
Actually, I applaud it..
Keeping wild whales and dolphins in captivity is WRONG!!!! Its like us being held forever in a plain white room with just enough space to lye down!! ITS NOT NATURAL. Can they ride waves in captivity? NO! Can they chase wild fish in captivity? NO! Can they hunt seals and other big animals like they would in the wild? NO! The killer whale didnt really want to hurt the trainer he just had a natural curiosity for the new toy (her hair) and wanted to see what it would do so, he grabbed it and pulled her down, and then now that she was in the water he thought he would play with her too. In the wild killer whales (orca) would throw themselves up onto the shore to eat seals, so what if he mistakes a human for a seal? That is why they should not be kept ion captivity... And by the way, every year in japan over 20 000 wild dolphins are slaughtered for food and the ones that are not killed are traded to places like sea world and that is what keeps the trade going. You can even eat dolphin while you watch a dolphin show in japan!! To find out more and how you can help visit www.thecove.com NOW!! All captive dolphins and whales should be set free forever!
First of all, wild animals should not be held in captivity. That being said, my answer is NO. Wild animals are always wild even if they appear tame. They are what they are and should never be punished for doing what is instinctive to them,
I think you're talking about the killer whale occurrence... Well anyway, I'm not sure. If people should be killed because they kill someone else, why should animals? But that should only be if the animals murdered on purpose. No one will ever know if the whale killed the trainer on purpose. There are some example reasons which may or may not be true.
No, I really don't think they should. If we put an Orca whale into a container, when it used to have the whole ocean to swim through, then what do we expect to happen? Of course I feel sorry for the woman who got killed recently and her family, but that's to be expected, if you put yourself in an enclosed area with animals that are known to be aggressive at times, then you've made that choice to take that life or death chance. And it just happened to be the wrong choice for her.
Well, they need to be punished. If you are referring to the Sea World incident. I would set it free or put it down. One pitbull makes a mistake, the whole breed is trashed. One killer whale makes 3 mistakes, and they think nothing of it. How is that fair?
When animals are trained by people the trainers become the animals best friend. They are the one who takes care of them, keeps them company and you shouldn't hurt your friends. So yes they should suffer for hurting. There is no reason an animal should hurt its trainer when they are not in danger! An not to get off topic but if they want to return a animal to the wild when its been in captivity then they surly do not have the experience of a animal that was not in captivity and they can suffer a harsh death from that, but an animal should not be allowed to keep hurting without being in danger.
No, I don't think they should be made to suffer.
To animals, it would seem like playing [[my cat scratches me, not meaning to hurt me, but he is just playing and trying to have fun]]
I reckon you have probably caused damage before without meaning to, as we all have
NO because their very nature is wild, so in their minds they are defending themselves against the people that are holding them captive and in their minds could at some point hurt them and are forcing them to do things that they don't want to do and are not in their nature to do! Also captivity for a wild animal is a form torture and they suffer every moment they are held against their will and it can make them insane. So wild animals should absolutely not be held responsible in any way and made to suffer for the stupidity of people who think its ok to keep them and use them for entertainment!
Can we say ANIMAL ABUSE!
Tigers are not meant to entertain!!!
Leave them in the wild
of course, if they're born into captivity, leave them in captivity
such as a animal Rescue shelter for tigers(they do have those)
or something like that, if you released them
they would die in the wild
(plus it would be expensive to transport an animal to its natural habitat)
The question should be:
Should wild animals be captured, tortured and locked up to entertain humans? The correct answer is a a strict no.
The 2nd Question should be: Should the barbaric and inhumane people who carry out animal cruelty crimes get away it?
The answer should be: No, lock them up with no release ever.
No they should not be made to suffer. First of all I thought that it was illegal to keep animals in cages for entertainment purposes. They shouldn't be keeping an animal in a cage for human entertainment purposes anyway, thats just ruthless, I have never kept a pet precisely for this reason, I wouldn't want to be caged up so why should they. I mean what do you expect from an animal stuck in a cage for I don't know how many months. Its not even in matter of months. The animal would turn savage in a matter of days. We couldn't possibly keep the animal caged up for long. It would be for one disobedient, and to strong to handle. I think its unfair and just sad to see.
No. When you take something out of its natural environment - especially for profit - then you take on the responsibility of the risk. At that point you need to find a proper refuge for it to live out the rest of its years in. It's a tragedy all around.
NO! They shouldn't have been taken out of the wild and trained for human entertainment in the first place! We don't have that right. Imagine whales were the dominant species who plucked humans out of their lives, stuck them in a terrarium, and trained them to do tricks for their entertainment. Would we rebel?
No way. It is a risk that performers take when performing with them. An animal, usually doped up on tranquilizers in order to quell its wild nature while performing, chemically forced to be docile, cannot be blamed for asserting that nature in some cases. Wild animals are 'wild'... I am not a crazy activist posting this to say we should ban performing animals or anything, I'm simply saying the trainers and performers should know the risk they are taking and the animal shouldn't be blamed. Often times, even, it is a result of their lousy handling of the animal as a trainer anyway.
No. They were taken out of the wild; they are wild creatures that aren't meant to be trained. It's not their fault they're trying to get back home or feel as if the training is painful. Creatures strike out when in pain &/or fear, and a wild animal that was never domesticated doesn't even know it should hold back in any way.
Welcome to the business world. Yes, Sea world is saddened by the death of their trainer, but they know that after a few months nobody will care anymore and people will continue paying lots of money to see a whale do some tricks. To them money is more important than the health and happiness of one whale or the life of one woman.
Domesticated pets are fine as long as they love their owner, but a wild animal like a killer whale should never be kept in captivity for the purpose of entertainment, especially not in such a relatively small tank.
No...Absolutely. Animals were not put on this earth for man's entertainment and profit making. They are being held captive just like slaves were. They are not in their natural habitations. While it is sad to hear of anyone losing their life, and animal is still an animal and if you place yourself in that position, you know the risk.
No because animals are animals. They will still have there wild animal instincts. So instead of killing the animal or making it suffer, they should let them go back in the wild where they should been in the first place. Even though the animal killed someone, that goes to show that animals, even if you think they can turn social, they will always be wild. And the people who bring the animal to entertain should know the risks of the wild animals.
If a trained wild animal in captivity is repeatedly being aggressive to their trainers and other people, there may be a physical or mental reason for this behavior. "Punishing" the animal by causing it pain or discomfort would be ineffective if this is the case. If a cause and remedy cannot be found after investigating these possibilities, it is my opinion that the animal should be euthanized.
Nope they are WILD animals and should not be punished when they act like what they are at some point an Orca is going to act like an Orca and a tiger is going to act like a tiger. That is what they are you can't punish them for being what they are, if we do that than all the humans should be punished for what they do when just acting like a human. Makes no sense to expect an animal to not act like an animal.
Absolutely not!!! If you choose to take the risk of working with wild animals you take on the chance of getting hurt. You have no business abducting the poor creature from it's habitat to begin with. Animals, are not for entertainment or food. They do not bother humans so we should learn to return the same courtesy.
It depends on why they attacked, but if it was because of abuse, then of course not. But if the trainers train the animals humanely, and the animal attacked for reasons unrelated to the trainer, then maybe that means the animal is not suitable for doing tricks in captivity. They may not be very calm.
I think some wild animals would be more irritable in captivity...
NO! Wild animals should NOT be entertained to entertain, they should be respected.
If some fool of a human decides to 'swim with the sharks' they should not complain when bitten.
If this is in connection with the poor 'killer' Whale trapped in a goldfish bowl equivalent pool... To keep him there is shocking. To use him to perform is awful.
He did not know he was killing the trainer.. She had played with him many times.. It was a game to him. He thought of her as a friend - not a human!
NO! Is my answer. I had not better hear of him being hurt or suffering.
Absolutely not!!!!!! They were put into captivity by us humans to start with. They certainly didn't ask for it. And to keep wild creatures in a confined area, whether it's a cage, a fenced enclosure, or a "swimming pool" is just not right and it should be against the law to do it.
Where are the rights for the creatures of our world? We make sure that people are protected, by hundreds of laws, so why can't we do something for the animals rights?
NO! Just because they are in captivity does not change the circumstances. As stated, they are WILD animals. If the trainer chooses to interact with them, it is at his/her own peril! In no way should they be made to suffer for abiding by THEIR natural instincts. (Hopefully the day will come when this question will not even be asked as the situation of "wild animals in captivity" will not exist.)
No. I think that they are "wild" and the fact that they are being held in captivity means that they are being held against their natural will. This creates a risk when humans try to contain them and train them to be domestic animals. There is always the risk that they "act out" of what we as humans would consider to be abnormal for a domestic animal, when the animal is have a natural reaction in "wild" terms. How many times has man tried to domesticate wolves by cross breading them with domestic German Shepperd only to see their offspring attack humans while acting out of what we would say is their character.
No they should not! Was it their choice to be put in captivity and made into a source of entertainment? Don't get me wrong...I love the aquarium! They should not be made to suffer when they attack their trainers. If anything, its the trainer's fault for not training them well enough or provoking them.
Absolutely not!!! The key term here is wild! No matter how well trained we think we have an animal, if it is wild, then it will always have the tendency to BE wild. We may never know why a wild animal that is in captivity may have a sudden outburst, be we have temper tantrums sometimes too. Should WE be made to suffer for having a bad day???
Well animals were not meant for our entertainment in the first place. If you corner a animal out in the wild what are they going to do? Putting a animal in captivity and then stepping into their "habitat", thats would be the same as doing it in the wild. Its not the animal thinks to itself " what a minute we arent in the wild the human is just here to feed and me and train me to do what he/she wants me to do.
Animals have instincts that help them survive out in the wild, those instincts do not stop once they are in captivity!!!
THE REAL QUESTION should be; should animals not be in captivity and if so, should they be released back into the wild if they harm their trainers our any other human being?
No, I think animals should not be trained to entertain humans in the first place. They should live to satisfy themselves and humans should understand that they are not robots. Men did not create animals. We should all live in peace together. It's an animals natural instinct to attack when they feel they are in danger. People know this and it shouldn't come as a shock when animals attack. Lol
No. They should be returned back to the wild. Such as the Orca, let it go. Obviously, it is not a fit for what it is doing. 3 people dead, get a clue. Maybe people should stop attending shows like this, so that there is no profit in it. Elephants, Whales, Lyons, let them be where they belong, in the jungle.
No of course the shouldn't. What purpose will it serve? The animal will probably have no idea why it is being hurt, for one. Also, if you keep a WILD animal in a confined space and force it to do tricks, how can you not expect it to act out violently?
They are animals and not responsible for their actions. Never-the-less, if they pose a threat they should be put down in a humane way. They are not human, they are animals! They are a food source for humans. Humane is the key word.
No way. May be their trainers had behaved badly at them. So they must have gone mad them. For instance, a rabid dog will bite only sometimes. It doesn't pounce on anyone it sees. Even animals are god's gifts to us, we shouldn't harm them in any way.
No these animals should not be made to suffer. Animals that are trained to entertain are suffering in the first place as they live in ( most of the time ) very poor conditions and they are forced to do do things that they would not naturally do:- if they don't, some animal trainers will hurt the animal to force them to cooperate. When they attack it is because they are very stressed and they do not want to do what the trainer wants them to do.
Thats my view, others may have a completely different view...
If this is about the Killer Whale, then in my opinion, yes. This isn't the first time it has killed. And More than likely it will kill again. That said, wild animals shouldn't be put into captivity. But come on, this world will never change that. It's too blind.
No. They should not suffer. They should not be forced to entertain humans in the first place. If we would not do that to a human being, we should not do it to animals. And who knows, maybe they hate the people who are forcing them to do these stupid tricks and shows. I know I would.
No They should not...the key word is "WILD ANIMAL" ! Ok I understand that because of these animals we are thankful for the degree of scientific evaluation they bring, but they still are wild no matter how much they are trained, it's their natural instincts. Now I do empathize with the fallen victim and her family, but I truly feel that the whale was only doing what is natural for him. How long can you keep a wild animal caged up before is rebels, only God knows what actually transpired within the whales mind, that cause the attack,Could it be that it's a KILLER WHALE????
No I think the people training the should know the danger just like the Alaskans king crab series or the saying do the crime do the time animals are animal regardless of what you train them they will always have their instinct
Everyone has their own opinions on this matter, including this 10th grader. What happens to the animal should depend on how severe the attack is, but we need to remember that a wild animal doesn't want to be in captivity. It shouldn't be a surprise to people when an animal rebels against it's trainer. It is inevitable that they take revenge on the person(s) they believe is involved in taking away or keeping it from it's freedom. Hopefully no one wishes for the attacks to occur, but trainers know what they are getting into and this is one of the risks they take.
Yes, because they are no longer behaving as what humans expect them to be. They were trained to entertain and not to attack trainers.
No they shouldnt be used to entertain people and when you mess with nature people WILL get hurt. Plus they are WILD animals so if we have the indignity to capture them then we should let them have a natural habitat to live in for a cage like a safari for example
NO WAY!!. No animal should ever be in captivity by humans in the first place. Humans should not make money from getting animals from there natural habitat. Animals are just following their instincts.
They should have let that whale go to its environment instead of doing shows day by day.
This is a very interesting question, no they should not. Because a sure a tiny part of their brain has the part that tells them this is wrong and sadly they react to it by attacking their trainer. If your referring to the killer wale at the aquarium that was probably a mistake of the crowd or the trainers movement, truly I side with the wale, their supposed to be free, in the open water, not in the closed spaces of the pool.
No animal should be made to suffer, no matter for what reason.
If a wild animal attacks its trainer, the animal should be set free in its natural original enviorment
or put temporarily in a zoo. Seesee
Of course not! They are being treated wrong, so they should not be treated wrong again for acting out in anger. Most of the attacks are because of their captivity, and that the humans are too close to the animals. This is the animals' planet. They had it first. We have invaded and taken over their heirarchey. We should be blamed.
First of all they are classified as a wild animal or killer whale etc. Secondly dogs who are not classified as a wild animal are put under for attacking human, sooo? Finally the wild animal
should be put under also for killing a human! The companies that has had tragedies while providing entertainment with wild animal have no shame with caring on with business as usual. How heartless of them and the patrons that keep coming to the shows.
Of course not. When they are being trained to entertain us and do outrageous things that animals would never be expected to do in the wild.... Of course it isn't their fault when they get angry and attack. Even though they are "trained" people have to keep in mind that they are animals. They are wild and always will be wild at heart, so people should respect that. I mean, whos to say that even training great animals for our entertainment is even RIGHT?
No that is so cruel. They are meant to be in the wild so taking them out of their natural environment is unfair and them retaliating is what any wild animal would do if it came across a human. Alkso, how would we like it if we were stuck in an enclosure for our whole lives, never seeing the real world and then when we do one thing wrong, not purposefully hurting the human, we get killed for it! IT IS SO WRONG!!!
Many wild animals in captivity are essentially driven insane! Imagine yourself plucked from your usual world and placed in a habitat about the size of your living room....food and temp and all that are adjusted, but you are not only not free, but confined miserably..
So, No, wild animals that are kept in cages, aquaria, "natural" habitats are no more accountable for their actions when they lose control than any other creature driven insane by circumstances.
This is not to say that an animal that has attacked and injured a trainer should be allowed to continue in the same environment. Perhaps, we might envision a sort of rehab for these animals that might involve greater freedom of motion, more natural approaches to the normal feeding techniques of the animal in question and less human intrusion in their retirement from public life.
I understand the concept of having the wild animals in captivity so we can learn more about them etc, but ultimately, they need to be in their environment. It's instinctive for them to behave in what we term animalistic patterns if they feel threatened, abused, or just plain caged. It is sad when they do attack because we no longer know where they belong after they have been domesticated for a long time.Let nature be. We can study them in THEIR environment.
No, they are wild and they are only attacking in defence as they are scared or angry. They have been brought up in the wild therefore they are not like cats or dogs who are normally very friendly. The trainers are doing and teaching them things they don't understand therefore they are attacking as a sign of defence. Wild animals should not be used wrongly like in circuses when they chain bears and use them to entertain people, this is cruel and inhumanly.
NO!!! They should not be punished when they suddenly turn on their trainers. How the eck are they supposed to tell their trainers that they have had enough and they don't want to be bothered doing things that they were not put on this earth to do, just to keep some silly people who havent got the brains to realise that they are supposed to be free and roam the planet at their will, not to perform like some sort of weirdo. For goodness sake leave them be, and let them be peaceful while they spend the short time they have on this planet unafraid of us strange creatures, because lets be honest we are the strange ones aren't we, not them!!! I much prefer the company of an animal than some of the morons who inhabit this world!!! God bless them all.
They shold not suffer because they are wild animals that have their own ways of living and taking them from their home to captivity will definitely not change the way they think and you will be using them to do things they don't even understand so when they attack their trainers its probably beause they do not understand why they are being used....
No. The first thing that one should always remember is that wild animals will always be wild. There is an instinct in them that until now, humans cannot eradicate. Even if they are born in captive and have been trained from young, they are entirely unpredictable. Even some pet dogs have been known to have gone wild or mad for just a moment and attack their owners and that is after thousands of years as a tamed animal. What more can you expect from wild animals like performing lions and the such? Sometimes, a flashbulb or a small matter may just trigger the attack. Animals have bad moods as well as humans. And if humans can sometimes act like animals, then why can't wild animals just be animals? You most certainly don't expect animals to act civilised. If you do, then you are just a fool. No offence.
No! Animals who are placed in captivity to be trained, are taken out of their natural habitat. Why should they suffer more so when they prevail?
Humans can't juts over rule everything with their "control" through punishment and violence, and animals are aware of this enough to protect their life. So I think its disgusting that even after being taken out of the wild they are forced to continue to follow orders for the trainers money/entertaiment. If the animal was treated properly/comfertable, it wouldnt have fought to attack the trainer. Hense something was up, and the animal did the only thing to convey the message. Its an eye for an eye situation if the trainer tried to maintain the animal and the animal fought back.
First and foremost, people should bare in mind that like humans animals too have feelings, rights and freedom. It is morally not right to use wild animals for entertainment, captive animals lost or completely missed their normal social interaction between and among themselves and other species, as a result they blame humans for all the consequences. Therefore, if an animal harms their trainer or any body closer to their cages, the animal should not be blamed rather the person should be taken for treatment and he/she be blamed of negligence.
Student, Nkumba University.Bsc Wildlife and Forestry mgt.
NO, you cannot expect wild animals to behave as domesticated animals do. What do we not understand about "wild? They are not meant for entertainment. We should learn about them by gathering information in as unobtrusive way as possible; not by watching their "show" at Seaworld.
The recent death of the trainer at Seaworld was tragic, but it was almost inevitable given the rarified circus that is Seaworld. Her colleagues did not learn anything from her death, they are going to put more prtocols in place and carry on. How long will it be until someone else dies?
We humans always think we can manipulate and re-order the universe. Not so. But don't punish the animals for our arrogance.
No,wild animals in captivity shouldn't be trained to entertain humans.
I think they should in captivity that are trained to entertain humans.
No. They didn't like, do it on purpose.
No. They should not be there in the first place.
No. When an animal is called a killer whale, there's a reason.
They don't entertain the trainers -.-
Of course not! It's just their nature!
No, not unless the are suffering from acute injury or fatal disease
Yes,because that is part of discipline we have dominion over them
In my opinion, definitely not.
NO! Wild animals shouldn't even be captured for the enjoyment of humans!
No I don't think that is right they just need better training.
No -- they should be released to their original habitat.
No because wild animals belong to the wild so you should release them
NO! These are "WILD" Animals!
Two was beheaded one was divorced and I don't know the others
No, Wild animals are WILD animals. You can never "tame" a wild animal.
Only if they do something really bad.
No. But they shouldn't be in a place to attack again.
Wild animals should not be trained to entertain humans. Ever.
No they were not made to be circus animals.
Absolutely not. They should be set free back in the wild.
No! !!!animals should not be treated like that!!!!!EVER!
No. The trainers should expect the outcome of the WILD animal's instincts.
Made to suffer ... No Put down for safety reasons...perhaps
No they shouldn't have been in captivity in the first place
No - wild animals should not be in captivity to start with.
No they should be released into the wild!
NO, It is instinct to attack.
No. The trainer should be put down. This for taking control of the animal.
No. Animals ere being animals. Trainers treat animals like humans. They should take precausions.
No, but they should try to let them back in the wild, if they could survive. Wild animals should stay in the wild.
But if they kill a human like they did to this lady they should be killed.
If someone inherently considering you a lower order made you a public spectacle, relentlessly humiliating/torturing/emasculating you in front of hundreds of others who inherently considered you a lower order, could you resist the urge to attack, maul, and disembowel them?
It depends what you mean by 'suffer.' I think that yes they should be punished somehow, but they shouldn't be put through anything extreme.
Of course not, the are wild and shouldn't be made out to be entertainment for others!!
No one thing is you can run and figure at the same time I agree with the person with longest
I don't believe they should be made to suffer as they will have no idea why they are being made to suffer. Somewhat like rubbing a dog's nose in it......
But, if they show violent tendencies, they should be released back into the wild. Not kept for future entertainment.
By all means!We torture humans for the shear pleasure of it,so why not animals....
I don't think so because the trainer might be pushing them a little to hard, and they should be more careful with them.
No,it is their nature to attack other creatures they can't really help it!!so my answer would be no !
No hey should just give them to animal scientist so they can relocate them into the wild
NO WAY! ISN'T PUNISHMENT ENOUGH TO BE IN CAPTIVITY. IF THEY ATTACK THEIR OWNERS THEN ASK PARK RANGERS OR ANIMAL SCIENTISTS TO HELP RELOCATE THEM TO THE WILD!
No, that's why they are called wild animals...Even 'domesticated' animals will do bad things when caught off guard
No. They shouldn't be in captivity in the first place. That includes the ones bred and born and raised in captivity. Return them all to the wild. Get entertainment by some other means.
No. Animals are meant to have freedom and choices. When they are placed in captivity those options are removed from them. If people do not want animals to harm them, then perhaps they should leave them alone.
Absolutely not!! People tend to forget they are animals. They don't play by the same rules as humans and they shouldn't be made to.
No. I think that they should just be set free. And I don't believe that they should be in captivity at all. That is animal cruelty.
I don't think they should suffer!They are animals! They don't really know right or wrong!
No, they are wild animals, no matter how well trained and humans should remember this and respect them as such.
I am against that wild animals be trained because I think they should be in their own environment. If we (humans) want to see them, we should go to their places and learn how they behave among them.
No! They are still wild animals.we need to respect them for what they are.they will be here long after we are gone.and they were here long before we showed up to ruin it all.
No its not the animals fault, humans know what chances they are taking when they put themselves into these situations. Its sad that people die , but these animals can only take so much, just like any human being .
Thank you for your question.
It depends on how dangerous they are. Perhaps it might be possible to free them rather than punish them.
No way! First of all we are taking away their freedom and when they do something wrong to you you make them suffer? Such people should be buried alive!!!!
No wild animals should b respected as WILD,no difference 4 trained one
No, its their nature to attack. All the training in the world can not Change someones mind state completely!
Why should they suffer they are wild animals that should be in the wild and not held captive in a cage so this means that I encourage animals to attack the people who hold them captive
you go wild animals
Yes! It is just simple training a punishment is different then ongoing permanent suffering though. If your dog does something bad do you not discipline it?
Nope. I think if such thing should happen, those those incharge should only take more precaution to prevent such from happening again.
No I don't feel the animal should suffer and I also feel that any animal can attack and that is not there fault it is usually the human's fault. One way or another and I don't feel the animal should die nor should it be killed
I don't think so because if it is kept in captivity and then attacks the owner it is because of their own instincts.
No I think that is wrong I mean it I your own fault of being attacked I mean your the one playing with it.
No if they were caught and just taught to entertain but yes if they were bred by people and had been taught for a while
No. We should not be taking them from there home, and bringing them here. Trainers get attacked its their fault and at no time is that animal in the wrong. Its nature what they know. We should not be so foolish in messing with nature.
No. They are being punished because of a mistake in their training. They are wild and dangerous. The trainer takes that risk, just like a high wire walker takes a risk. The animal is not at fault.
No, they should be sent to a animal reserve park. Wild Animals are wild animals. It should be no surprise that they retaliate.
No. That is cruelty because we wold not like to be treated in th same way
Yes they should be punished we are the bigger species we use them for entertainment so too bad they can't do anything about it haha-haha.
No. You are referring to the killer whale. He Trainer had her ponytail in the water. Whale thought it was a toy. This is their instinct. They are wild and all trainers are aware of this
No, they were held captive for so long it should be expected. The environment is not the same as the environment the animal grew up in, so that is only a protective gesture.
Well I'm against animals in captivity so thats my opinion.
No in fact I cheer them on, I protest this, elephants are chained tigers are locked in cages
No... They are wild animals and they will loose control at times. Just because a wild animal kills its trainer doesn't mean they should be made to suffer. They're just follow their natural instincts.
No. They shouldn't be captive to begin with, especially something as large as an Orca whale. I'm glad they didn't punish the whale, but really they should free them.
Yes. Beat them and then eat them for dinner.
And because chuck norris told you to.
NO! It is not the animals fault they are in captivity, and you can not take an animals instincts away. You might suppress them, but not forever.
Of course not, I think people know the risk of playing around with wild animals. Even so called domestic animals turn on their owners, why should we expect any thing different from a wild animal. Hence the word Wild.
I don't think they should be made to suffer, but they should not be put back into shows where other people could get hurt. If the animal tries to attack anyone again I say get rid of it because its life is not worth more than a humans.
NO! Of course not. They should be released and animals being kept in captivity (especially ones that are stolen from the oceans and jungles) should be BANNED!!!
No.....hence the word WILD ANIMAL.....they have a different instinct than domesticated animals......they can't be trusted....and its not their fault if something happens like the incident at sea world. I feel sorry for the trainer but the animal shouldn't be made to suffer.
Absolutely not, Injury or death is an assumed risk for trainers when working with "tamed" wild animals.
Wild animals are supposed to be wild. They should be living in the wild as God made them to be. It's inhuman to punish them for their wild nature.
No they should not be made to suffer, they should be put to sleep, or in other words killed humanely.
I don't think they should die but be away from the spotlight for a while.
NO! The latest accident involving a killer whale is a perfect example of how man believes he must control animals for profit. Killer whales aren't meant to live in captivity.
No, however if the animal can not be released in to the wild for one reason or another, it should be humanely destroyed if it can be determined that it could not return to it's useful place.
NO, as a matter of fact, WILD animals should be in the WILD, not kept in captivity!!!
NO! But that is not our way, is it? Although it can be educational on many levels to have a captive "wild animal," our humanity necessarily tells us that is not appropriate to have them entertain us, thereby making the above question moot.
Of course not. There is always a risk in training wild animals and every trainer should be prepared to face such risks and the potential consequences. Besides, WE were the ones who captured the wild animals for our entertainment's sake, why should we expect the animals to cooperate?
Absolutely not, wild animals should not be in captured and kept in cages for peoples entertainment.
No, but the individuals who are responsible for the contact between wild animals and their trainers should be made to suffer until the family and friends of the victims are satisfied.
No, they should not be made to suffer. They need to be rehabilitated and returned to their home if that is possible.
I'm assuming by 'made to suffer' you mean 'killed.' Tortured? Obviously not. Prevented from killing again? Definitely.
If it was an accident, no. If it was on purpose, yes, but it depends if it killed the trainer or not.
Any wild or tame animal that kills a human that was not in fear of there life or provoked should be put down.
No. They are wild animals and they should be treated as such. It should be known that they could attack at any moment.
Absolutely not. There are other ways we can teach our children about the preservation of wild animals.
No, they are already kept in spaces to small for their needs and forced to perform under stress for long hours each day. Any animal attacking its trainer is most likely suffering already.
No. They are animals and have animal instincts not human ones. They need to be treated as animals and dealt with differently if they do attack. The price we pay for keeping them in captivity is that attacks are a risk we take.
No they should not be there for humans entertainment they should be in the wild where they belong
No they should not because they tried to train them when the animals did not ask for training its their fault.
Should slaves, made to entertain and serve there masters, be brutally punished/executed when they attempt to rebel and/or escape?
No and neither should the animals
No, they have been removed from their natural habit and do what they were created for. I was always told when I was a kid that wild animals can be trained but never tamed. You don't punish a creature for doing what nature intended them to do.
The trainers deserv to be eaten for thinking they can tame a wild animal!
No way, I mean after all they are WILD animals. They do that out of insticnt or maybe they think they are playing with the trainer but they just get a little rough, again don't forget they are WILD animals.
No they shouldn't, ever. The trainers are evil to the animals so therefore the animals should get revenge. SWEEETT REVENGE.
Absolutly NOT It is very sad when something tragic happens, but I believe we should not have any wild animals held in captivity to entertain us. How would we humans like it if we were made to entertain something or some beings against out will. Think about it.
No they shouldnt, there just rebelling against the cruelity that they have been put through! Its not right for animals to be trained to entertain people anyway, people should find entertainment some other way!
In the bible any animal that hurts ,attacts,maims,or kills ahuman is to be put to death.
Animals should be treated with the upmost respect. No animal attacks for no reason. And people should remember animals that were never created to be trained. We domesicated them.
NO ! And in particular the environment of the captive animal should approach its' native haunts. I do not and have never felt , that the " shamu " exhibit was appropriate for the animals. Those whales should be released- they will readapt to to ocean !
Umm no they shouldnt . Because they are just doing what is in theyre nature , and they are doing what comes to unstinct
Well I don't think should beable to take these animals out of theie natural setting 4 our enjowment,its creul and then expect different results
Suffer? No, absolutely not. Child molesters that murder their child victims should be made to suffer, and we don't even do that. Do you mean should the animal be put down? I believe you have to take 2 or 3 things into consideration first.
1.) Does the animal have a history of attacking trainers or any of the staff at whatever location?
2.) Has the animal ever been on, or had a change or a sudden cessation of any particular drugs? Especially psych-meds?
*Number 2's no joke, animals get drugged too.*
3.) What was the trainer's history with the animal? And how do you think he or she would want it handled?
I'd imagine most people that train wild animals would understand the risk. It's a part of the job. Animals have bad days, just like people. Things happen.
However,if the animal has a history of attacking trainers and staff, and it's determined that for whatever reason, releasing it back into the wild would be inhumane, then the animal should be put to sleep.
Absolutely no. Much of the time, the trainers probably did something wrong to agitate and provoke the animal. If they know it is an aggressive species or just personally aggressive, the trainers should know to keep away and let the animal remain as just an exhibit. Or better yet, just release it into the wild. An animal that was born and created to live in the wild should not have to follow every will and whim of humans. Animals have feelings too, so you can't blame them for getting agitated, upset, or aggressive once in a while.
It is illogical to punish a wild animal for being wild, even if it is trained. The correct response when this happens is to neutralize the situation, and use a more careful regimen of interaction with the animal than was previously used.
Animals in a zoo should be treated well, and wild animals should never be in a circus.
Most certainly not. They have not asked to live among us and certainly have not asked to entertain us. The woman who was killed by the whale, which I feel very sorry for her and her loved ones, would have admitted she made an error. I believe she knew the risks going into this profession. Personally I do not believe in having animals "entertain" us. I believe they should remain in the wild. Who are we to capture these animals?
No, they are wild animals. It does not matter that they are trained. They should not be punished for doing what comes naturally to them. That would be like slapping a five year old child for wetting the bed. They don't plot it out, they just do it. Anyone who would even consider hurting an animal for ANY "reason" needs to be shot, we could do without people like that.
NO, there is a risk when using wild animals for entertainment and that risk is death. You cannot know when a wild animal is going to attack. Wild animals are to stay in the wild, so if someone gets them it's not the animals fault for their behavior.
Absolutely not.!! These are wild animals and should never be captured and trained for financial gain. The only time a wild animal should be captured or held is when they are injured and can not be returned to the wild or are in danger of becoming extinct and are needed for breeding purposes.You can not blame a animal for attacking a trainer or anyone else.These animals will always have their natural instinct's for the rest of their lives. No matter how tame a wild animal may seem, people have to remember they are wild and were not born to be held in captivity.
If you're talking about the whale in Sea world, I say no. It is a wild animal and is in a baby pool. I think it's barbaric keeping whales in captivity and it should be against the law. It is never going to be completely tame and have a conscience like humans because it's not human. We humanize them and that's wrong. I would like to see a way to introduce all animals such as this, back to the wild, if possible. It's sad what it did to the trainer, of course, but if it were a dog, wild bear or mountain lion, even African lions, it would be killed. Maybe the poor whales that are in captivity would rather be dead than in prison. Just my opinion!
No. I think that they are always wild animals. We, the humans, are supposed to be the smarter "animal" but sometimes I wonder. These poor things have been taken away from the only world they know. We expect them to be "humanized" by training them to do unnatural tricks and perform acts for our amusement. If they attack the trainer, then the animal should be retired and allowed to live out their lives in a protected environment.
Heck no! It is not there fault! You can take the animal out of the wild but you can't take the wild out of the animal, and it is inevitable that they will attack. They are animals and they don't know any different and we do so we should stop doing this to animals.
I think this is wrong.
If a human kills a human we don't kill that human? They go to prison and watch tv with free food and shelter. Killer whales are intelligent animals that need to be free not kept in a swimming pool for people to stare at.
Probably just had a bad day!or maybe a cover up story had occured? Someone doesn't want us to communicate look at what happened with luna?
Hell no man....and if they are suffering kill those people
No..the point is..they must not be taken away from their habitat.
No they don't even deserve to be captive
No, since animals are stupid and don't no anything.
I think that every creature deserves to protect itself
No its there fault for in-slaving the poor animals they get what they deserve!
No they need to have a punishment but don't kill them.
No I don't think so. It is not the animals fault.
No I think its inhumane and wrong
Yes because if you don't the animal will never learn
No! They have already suffered enough being in captivity to start with.
NO! THAT IS CRUEL AND HORRIBLE! NO NO NO
THAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!
No, definitely not. It is the humans who first captured them and took them away from their natural habitats and naturally the animal will resent them for doing this.
NO. It's not their fault, they are being held captive and it should be known that they are unpredictable. They don't understand that they are being punished for a natural instinct that they have.
NO WAY!!! It's never the animals fault. Humans pen up the animals in the first place, so it gives the animals the right to defend themselves!!!
Hell no my great Danes wouldn't want that because I AM Lady Gaga the real legit s**t and if you don't believe well iam so starstruck baby you could blow my heart up
An animal is basically a human, just missing some of the extra intellect we have. We should treat them as such.
I will let you interpret that as you will.
NO!!!!! It is the trainer's fault for not being careful and most importantly it is the people who took the animal out of it's happy place to captivity! So final answer, NO WAY!!!
They should not be made to suffer. They shouldnt have been taken out of their habitat in the first place. Animals were not put on this Earth for our enjoyment.
No they are poor abused creatures. How would you like it if they make you entertain humans and then you fight back and they make you bleed?
No because an animal should be free in the wild with its own kind. Its probably tired of living in a cage or what ever. Be trapped
No, humans like to think they have the right to do as they please because were a higher species. But some animals were never meant to be tamed, it basically as if were trying to play God.. It's not the animals fault if they attack a stupid owner..
That is a great question! Once you think of it in that perspective than the answer should be no. Why should we be surprised when a wild animal acts wild and hurts someone?
I have to say know because there wild animals, and they should of left therm were they were. Besides we have our kids to keep us entertained.
No, I don't think so because I love animals and want to be a veterinarian. I am 10 years old and I am studying animals, surgeries, and all those kinds of stuff and that is one thing I learned in the book I am studying.
I don't think that we can blame animals for the mistake that we made by putting them in captivity, I mean, how would WE act if we were in captivity? We wouldn't like it...so why should we get mad about when animals get mad about it?
Of course not. They're animals. We don't torture animals. Terrorists, maybe. But not animals.
No thats cruel I waNt to kill the people who came up with that type of entertainment
There are no animals that should be taken out off the wild in the first place
Hell no I hate animal cruelty. I think that there shouldn't even be zoo's. Animals where made to run free in there homeland instead of ending up in the calgary zoo.
No,they should not
Its not the animal's fault.Wild animals should be left in the wild in the first place not caught and made to entertain man
No! I totally think not! Because it's the trainers fault for keeping then locked up! Suffer the consequences!
No, because they should be left in the wild where they belong in the first place. Removing them from their home is just asking for trouble, and when that trouble comes, you can't blame the animal.
NO! Animals in the fist place are not supposed to be put in captivity and undergo harsh trainings just to entertain humans.
Heck no, if they are trained, there should be no reason to attack the trainer unless the animal has been treated badly, but ofcourse we can't read animals minds so yea.
They should be trained to entertain if you let them go after you train them ley will die in the wild because they will not figure out how to find food and hunt.
No its the trainers fault for taking it out of its habitat and sticking it where it doenst have a clue where it is