Danger: Whales in captivity
Book exposes dark side of killer whales
- Duration 4:20
- Date Jul 28, 2012
Book exposes dark side of killer whales
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All right take -- this disease.
It's chilling this is a killer whale grabbing a trainer by the foot.
And dragging him under water for nearly fifteen minutes at SeaWorld in San Diego incredibly.
The trainer escaped and survived this video is now released as part of a lawsuit.
Against SeaWorld over the death of another trainer Deion Branch out.
Another -- a brand new book exposing exactly why this happens joining us now on the phone is the author of death at SeaWorld David Kirby good morning David.
-- very iPad doing well up as we were watching the video of that trainer who was pulled under.
The water for fifteen minutes by killer whale luckily he had a best on with some oxygen what do you know about the background of this story.
Well in this particular incident this -- soccer had already -- trainer computers into the -- twice before.
This is the third obviously most serious pieces in almost every case I believe construct that had her Kirk's house in about pool called reformer.
And this was her way of saying I need to -- -- that you might -- -- I don't wanna be in the truck and show.
And I think she basically took him hostage.
And held onto him and tried to tell him I am not happy right now that it's my -- which.
And of course there's the tragic incident that we just referred to which Ed Don brash show was killed by -- The killer whale you have been investigating.
What goes on these killer whales in captivity and SeaWorld for the past couple of years would -- -- I have learned -- way it'll even though they act predictably about 99% of the time.
But roughly one -- 100 interactions -- can -- cost control they can act in ways that are unpredictable.
And that can be extremely dangerous and hazardous fruit traders.
I've also learned these whales in the wild.
Have very tight family -- search stream intelligent diploma 400 -- today.
To take -- animal like that import it wouldn't.
Basically -- swimming pool.
You wouldn't expect that animal Mike gets dressed like get bored and might get a little neurotic but doesn't happen every killer well captivity but.
But 15% of the whales in she wrote collection have acted out -- better because they're trainers.
And David are we getting the whales from the -- -- sometimes -- -- getting them from other countries.
After a big headed incidents with these -- Well -- -- exactly what happened with Telecom he killed a trainer up in British Columbia back in 1991.
And nobody really wanted him but -- took him.
Then it'll come -- another person in 1999.
And finally killed on branch out.
That particular well yet was carted Iceland sent to Canada and brought the United States fueled no longer importance.
Or no longer catches -- in the wild it's almost all entirely done reading program.
There is one whale in that was beached in -- -- that will is now at a park in being.
Almost four -- -- wells that are there are mode she may want to date and up to -- world but most suited to -- -- -- the breeding.
Well -- -- -- end on this note this is a statement from SeaWorld about that original video that we showed that 2006.
Video where they whale dragged the male trainer under the water for fifteen minutes.
This video clearly shows the chance remarkable composure and skillful execution of an emergency response plan both of which.
-- result in a successful outcome -- minor injuries it should be noted that cal OSHA.
Did not issue any citations to see rolled as a result of this incidence David I know that you don't believe that much will change as a result of the news.
Well right you know traders are out of the water and OSHA has its hero with a violation fueled try to appeal that -- -- the can get the trainers back in the water.
I would just say I mean -- that triggered -- war.
Act with remarkable Communists and just to be commended but if you notice he jumps over a net and that net is supposed to separate him from the whale.
He gets in the slide out area computer okay but the wildest comfortable right over the net after him you can't beat in the video that's what happens that's what you -- -- get up.
Good oh yeah it's healthy to have your insight into.
Enjoy all this -- video as well as the background did -- -- the author of death at SeaWorld thanks so much for coming in.