Cowperthwaite uses pathos in her film to make the audience feel what the author wants them to feel. At the beginning of the film, a 911 call was made about an attack on a SeaWorld trainer by a killer whale. This gets the audience’s attention because it puts the viewer on edge of what is going to happen in the rest of the film. The 911 call is used to persuade viewers that orcas should not be held in captivity because it leads to aggression. Another effective emotional appeal Cowperthwaite uses during the film is an interview with a former orca capturer named John Crowe.
The process of extension is suppose to happen over time today, however, human intervention is destroying the habits of spices, hunting them into extinction and obliterating their food supplies. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has made some progress in the past 30 years but it has been hindered by law suites and the massive amounts of money that has been spent on them (Easton 2009). Perhaps that explains some of the findings that have come to light. When the Endangered Species Act was introduced it planned to save endangered species from extension. However, over 30 years later it has only saved 10 of the nearly 1,300 species that were listed.
Dr Carl Meyer from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology stated that mass levels of shark culling “runs the risk of ecosystem-level cascade effects where a general lack of sharks results in boom or bust in populations of species further down the food chain”. Furthermore when nets are used to trap sharks, often animals such as dolphins, turtles, whales and dugongs become trapped in them. Turtles are one of the most endangered species as a whole and are just innocent bystanders in this war between humans and sharks. We need to be careful of not affecting other animals in this quest to reduce shark numbers in the name of nothing. Sharks can already be caught legally by commercial and recreational fishers so any cull would be largely
There is an added cost to catch the lobster which includes the cost of diesel and price of herring used as bait for lobster catching and it all adds to the cost of catching one lobster. The result being fishermen are losing money on every lobster they catch. He says” Yesterday we spent $70 on fuel and $60 on bait and came home with a $70 worth of lobsters” One worry is that wholesalers will refuse to pay any price for the catch of lobstermen. A lot of fishermen are trying to sell their lobsters direct to consumers. Another trick they are using is to leave their trap for one or two more days longer in order to avoid extra trips and costs associated with catching lobsters.
In the late 1930s more than 500,000 whales were killed annually, and by the middle of the century whale stocks were not being replenished. In 1986 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling so that stocks might recover.The members of the IWC (International Whaling Commission) voted in 1982 to apply a ban on commercial whaling beginning in the 1985-86 season. Most countries around the world accepted the ban and stopped commercial whaling. Some of the countries who declined the ban are Norway, Japan and Canada. Japan and Canada declined this because in some rural areas of the countries food supply is low, so it would have a social impact if it was banned.
The four countries under this treaty are the U.S.,Japan, Great Britain and Russia. Throughout the 1750’s and 1911, a single fur coat could bring in 1,125 dollars. Although most of the poaching of sea otters has subsided, other factors have come into play (Fernandez, James). Pollution of kelp forests and oil spills are extreme threats to sea otters. Since the sea otter spends most of its life in the water, thousands are killed by oil spills.
He also touches on how there are more dolphin’s killed during dolphin hunting season than there are whales killed in the Antarctic, and still nobody gives a hoot simply because they are unaware. Ric, who was first recognized in the 1960s for capturing and training the five dolphins that were used in the well-known TV series Flipper, made a radical transition from training dolphins in captivity to assertively combating the captivity industry soon after Kathy, one of the Flipper dolphins, died. According to O'Barry, she died in his arms in what he believed was a suicide from being held captive for so long. Ever since then, he set out to free every dolphin he could. He starts the quest by taking us to the small town of Taiji, located in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama.
Killer Whales in Captivity: Entertainment or Torture? The death of the SeaWorld Orlando’s trainer Dawn Brancheau, in 2010, by one of their performing orcas (named Tilikum) and the subsequent release, in 2013, of the documentary Blackfish, have raised a major controversy not only among animal advocates such as PETA (People of Ethical Treatment of Animals) but also the regular marine park attendees. If the incidents presented in marine parks around the world, over the course of several the years, were not been hidden or ignored, this horrifying accident could have been prevented. The fact that some incidents were kept a secret from the public and new trainers, worsen the situation. After so many years and incidents, the captivity of killer whales or orcas (Orcinus orca) merely for entertainment purposes should be prohibited.
People care more about the panda than this fish. The reason the blue-fin tuna is becoming endangered is likely due to excessive fishing. People are more likely to eat fish rather than eating panda, which is why one of the fish is hiding behind a panda mask. Due to our excessive fishing and consumption of this fish, the blue-fin tuna will most likely become extinct. This is similar to a campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, ‘to rename all fish “sea-kittens” because no one would
According to a biologist Hawaii survey done by Bishop Museum around 60% species are already endangered. Some actions were taken, the government has introduced management policies and new laws regarding this issue, but they are ineffective because they lack the manpower and capital. The enlargement of the tourism industry and development of Hawaii is making local people to struggle in trying to save their native culture. Many culturally important sights were changed with major resorts. For example the Keonaloa case, to build this resort 22 acres of the burial ground was sacrificed, for a construction of a hotel, tennis courts and etc.