Orcas in Captivity - People are always arguing whether...

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People are always arguing whether orcas, also known as killer whales, should or should not be kept in captivity. Facts show that a killer whale’s mind vary complex, in fact each pod of orca has their own dialect or language that they use to communicate with other members in. In fact, killer whales have the second largest brain in the world, ranking after the sperm whale. They have a part of the brain that humans don’t even have. According to Professor Andrew Linzey of Oxford University, “Denying liberty to a wild animal involves the diminishing of that animal's life. It is an inherent characteristic of wild things to be free. . . In almost all cases, the denial of this inherent characteristic involves stress, frustration, anxiety and even aggression.”Kanduke, one of the captive orcas, had little to no mental stimulation. According to eyewitnesses, he was often seen floating almost lifeless. Kanduke chewed on concrete at the bottom of the pool, causing his teeth to chip and requiring his teeth to be drilled. “Many of the

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