Originally posted on Keep it natural:
I went to Marineland on opening day May 17, 2012. It was very hard to witness and see the sad lone killer whale named Kiska circling her pool. I took lots of photos and some video as well. You can see the sadness in her eyes. I will be posting more very soon. The is the one and only Orca whale in captivity in Canada at the moment. She was caught in the wild and has been living out her life in captivity. Why do we keep whales prisoners like this? Or any animal for that matter? For us to look at and entertain us? It is very sad.
I watched children say “Wooooowwww” and stand in amazement watching her. Most of them requested their parents to take a photo of them standing in front of the whale.
I sat with her on the edge of her pool in the underwater viewing area for a couple of hours. Sometimes there was a crowd watching her and then after a few family photos, they would clear out and it would be empty again.