How to Save Killer Whales is a popular documentary that was released in 2021. The movie explores the lives of six orca whales that are kept at a marine park in Hawaii. The main character, played by Morgan Freeman, is shown torturing an orca whale with his trained dolphin flip flop toy. The movie reveals how these orca whales are treated even when they are not meant to be a commodity. This is a disturbing expose on how humans are unjustly killed for the sport of animal captures.
Although, the movie “How to Save Killer Whales” is full of facts and information that most people are already aware of, there is some information and scenes that are still highly disturbing. Here’s a quick review of the major events and treatment faced by captive orca whales held at a marine park in Hawaii. But one cannot always fully comprehend the stresses and mental strain that wild-caught orca whales are subjected to when being kept and captive in captivity. Captive Orcas have a complex life-history due to their unique physiology and social interactions with other members of their species.
These killer whales were once a very common part of the ecosystem in the Pacific Ocean. As their population numbers dropped, they were hunted for their meat. Their population numbers slowly recovered but after World War II, the whaling industry began to decline along with the economy. The International Whaling Commission has been in charge of protecting these beautiful creatures ever since. In fact, the IWC has also set up several projects to provide information and assistance to endangered species conservationists around the world. These are just a few of the reasons why the whales are protected and a great source of hope for future generations.
In the early 1990s, Australia was one of the first countries to begin a campaign to help the Australian killer whales. In this effort, the breeding program was established to increase the number of baby orca whales in captivity, which in turn, would increase the overall number of killer whales in the wild. The idea was to increase the number of orcas in the wild, while reducing the impact of whaling on the rest of the ocean environment. This effort has proven extremely successful and is one of the reasons why Australia is considered one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to protecting these beautiful creatures. Now, with the IWC’s efforts, there is even more reason for Australia to become a leader when it comes to protecting the whales.
Another reason that Australia is a leader when it comes to the conservation of these animals is because of their long standing ties with the International Whaling Commission. The IWC has been working closely with the Australian government in regards to their efforts to reduce the threat that Tilikum and other killer whales face. The IWC has also provided assistance and advice to the government of Australia when needed. Tilikum is one of Australia’s most threatened species, so this is a huge step forward by the government of Australia and IWC to work in partnership to ensure that this iconic creature is saved from extinction.
These types of animals are very intelligent and social animals. They are also highly sociable with other whales in their community, so saving them from capture and captivity seems like the best option. In the past, efforts to capture killer whales were quite unsuccessful, but with the latest developments in the science of these animals, the capture and captivity of these incredible creatures is now a possibility. The Australian government is fully committed to protecting the incredible marine animals that call this nation home, and they are doing a great job at it. Saving Tilikum and other killer whales must continue to be a priority if we are going to see an increase in their numbers in the future.