Controversial Orca documentary 'Blackfish' making waves
A controversial documentary released this summer is just now stirring debate. The film, which looks at Killer Whales held in captivity, debuted to millions on CNN this week. It's the film that has everyone talking, and has SeaWorld firing back.
Howard Garrett of Orca Network says Killer Whale numbers dwindled in the 1960s and 1970s in part because of the captures here in the Pacific Northwest, followed by their captivity in parks like SeaWorld.
Garrett and the film argue captivity endangers the lives and psychological well-beaing of not only the orcas, but trainers as well.