The Plight Of Animals In Captivity posted on October 13, 2012
There have been numerous recent media stories exposing the plight of animals in captivity. From the elephants presently at the Toronto Zoo awaiting a new home at a sanctuary to marine life suffering in aquariums; we must not forget those who have been exploited.
Here is a list of known examples at the Vancouver Aquarium. It covers 1964 to 1991 (published March 1992).
And remember Tillikum and the others at Sealand...
In 1991 Tillikum and two others caused the death of a trainer at the now defunct Sealand of the Pacific, Victoria, Canada. As with other orcas and dolphins imprisoned in aquarium tanks there is an extreme history of physical and psychological abuse. In this case, during evenings Tillikum and two females were lock up in a steel pen called the "holding module". It measured only approximately 25' x 30' . And it was only 12' deep.
Watch Tillikum: A Time for Change