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Blackfish on CNN 10-24-2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MPSAN, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    9pm in what time zone?

    I see several airings of "CNN Special" on 11/2 but none have any details as to what the show is about.
     
  2. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Sorry, 9pm Eastern. I think they just announced it, so guide data might not be updated.
     
  3. mattack

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    Which Doug Benson podcasts? The only one I listen to is Doug Loves Movies, but even with that one, I'm WAY behind.
     
  4. Swirl_Junkie

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    That's all I listen to too. It was on there, maybe 3 months ago.
     
  5. LaurenLMHC

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    I agree 100%. Whether or not SeaWorld does "great things" is irrelevant. They are a FOR PROFIT company. If they are BREEDING animals, they are not SAVING them (which is the purpose of a sanctuary). Perhaps SeaWorld can put their energy into protecting the species, rather than maintaining their exhibit....
     
  6. marksman

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    Yeah he mentioned it on one or two DLM a while back. I think he also mentioned it the last time he was on Joe Rogan (but maybe nerdist)

    I watched it and it was heart breaking. Some times I think we get carried away transferring human behavior onto animals but it is fairly clear that there are some pretty important things we are messing with when it comes to how Orcas live.

    I read up on Sealand on wiki while watching it. Not sure how that crazy place existed. In Canada no less. In terms of humans harmed and injured some of the footage was absolutely amazing. At the end of the day these are wild animals though and it is foolish to treat them as anything else.

    I have been to the Seaworld in Ca,Fl and Tx but it has been a very long time. I don't think I would ever go back. It does serve a benefit as someone mentioned that we get to see these animals up close.

    As for the bent over dorsal fin many captive males have, I looked it up and the theory I saw is that these fine can get up to six feet long on large males. While in the wild most of their time is spent swimming very fast at depth for long distances. The pressure applied to the cartilage fin serves to keep it straight. When captive they are kept in very small areas that are relatively shallow and swim in circles. So with time the structure of the fin just breaks down and it flops over.

    I think they said tillikum was 12,000 lbs at one point, yet he was contained in very small areas. Others have talked about this with other animals and how we house them. As I have gotten older this stuff has come to bother me more and more.

    It was interesting to hear most of the trainers reveal they felt like they had a special bond with the animals they cared for but now in hindsight they were just romanticizing their role as a food provider.
     
  7. MonsterJoe

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    Animals don't belong in captivity. Zoos and circuses make me sad and angry. I won't let my daughter's grandparents take her to them, and they think I'm a weirdo for it.
     
  8. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Sometimes I even think it's weird and wrong for me to have an animal in my home that I teach to do tricks and parade around the neighborhood with a rope around it's neck.
     
  10. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    this - confining animals is cruel, and i'll even extend this to house pets kept in cages or tanks, horses kept in stalls, etc.
     
  11. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    Re-airing tonight at 11pm.
     
  12. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I've watched this movie three times this week. It's haunting me.
     
  13. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I wouldn't feel too sorry for them. I cannot begin to count the number of horses I've personally owned or known that MUCH prefer to be up in their stalls sitting under a fan and automatic fly spray system during the heat of the day or warm in their blankets during the cold as opposed to roughing it out in the pasture. They will walk the fence until you bring them in. They aren't stupid and become accustomed to the good life fairly quickly.
     
  14. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    My guide shows it airing at 7 and 9 pm tonight, not 11.
     
  15. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    That was yesterday when someone posted that it was on at 11pm and it was on at that time. ;)

    Ok, so it wasn't actually on at 11 last night, but it what was on the schedule, instead they aired coverage of the shooting and then pearce morgan
     
  16. gossamer88

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    Just watched. The most heart-breaking for us was when they separated the mom from her baby. She, who was always quiet and reserve, all of a sudden starting crying loudly for her baby for days. :(
     

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