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Old 02-24-2010, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Trainer was made dinner by Tame Orca

Sea World whale kills trainer in Orlando

English.news.cn 2010-02-25 09:14:34

BEIJING, Feb. 25(XInhuanet) -- A killer whale attacked and killed an experienced trainer at a Sea World show on Wednesday in Orlando, U.S.

The victim Dawn Brancheau, 40, was one of the veteran trainers of the park, Sea World spokesman Fred Jacobs said.

Jacobs also confirmed that the killer whale, called Tilikkum, was involved in two other previous deadly whale attacks in 1991 and 1999.

The show was just starting when the whale ''took off really fast in the tank, and then he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing around, and one of her shoes flew off," an audience member Victoria Biniak told WKMG-TV.

But another witness said the trainer slipped or fell into the whale's tank, which seemed to contradict Biniak's description.

So far, itís not clear exactly how the attacked trainer died. (eaten apparantley supas edited note)


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Old 02-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #2
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why do you keep putting locker room threads in the football forum and vice versa?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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whoops dam my bad i thought this was locker room.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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Jacobs also confirmed that the killer whale, called Tilikkum, was involved in two other previous deadly whale attacks in 1991 and 1999.
That's interesting. Perhaps this whale shouldn't have been used in the manner that he was after the first death, let alone the second?? Or maybe what is stated was referring to confrontations with other whales?? Don't know.

It must have been horrifying, to say the least, for the audience to have seen this.

Perhaps, these animals would be best left to live in their natural environments and not in a money-making inadequately small enclosed pool.
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lol (not at the death, just the fact that this is in the wrong section)


yeah um.........really bizarre? How about we leave it at that?
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I too find it very interesting that this particular killer whale was used in shows after being responsible for TWO other deaths over the years. DUH. guess it wasn't such a tame orca after all.
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lol (not at the death, just the fact that this is in the wrong section)


yeah um.........really bizarre? How about we leave it at that?
It is funny that this would at all be deemed appropriate to be posted in the NFL forum. Never knew that tragedies in the whale world would be tied to football.

C'mon Supa, slow down and take some time with your postings.

Even your location has a typo that throws people off. Type and then read what you've typed. Just a suggestion.
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Had to be terrible for kids to see this lady die in front of them.
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whoops dam my bad i thought this was locker room.
Yeah, and I wonder how many times you've said the exact same thing when you "accidentally" barge into the ladies' room? Dozens, is my guess.

Protip: They don't have locker rooms at IHOP.
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Not the Whales fault, its a top predator, it eat Great White sharks in the wild. If the whale has a violent past they should of taken it out of shows, maybe try and re introduce it to the wild. But no one should blame the animal when a top predator trapped in a small little cage might get aggressive once in a while. Sad for the Trainer, their family and all who witnessed the event though.
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