Trainer killed at Seaworld, Orlando

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  1. Britchick

    Britchick Well-Known Member

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    While I respect your opinion Gwennie I don't think this is the time or thread for it.
     
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    Many people may agree with this statement but I really don't feel this is the place to voice opinion as it is a thread for people to send they thoughts to the family and friend of the poor woman that has sadly lost her life doing something she loved.
     
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    No words...just true sadness. :(
     
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    :( I'm 99.9% sure that she is the lady we saw performing at Seaworld.

    My thoughts are with her family :sorry:
     
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    how tragic :(
     
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    Did she perform in 'Believe'?
     
  8. Isafari

    Isafari Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    She did Josh, yes. More recently she did a lot of the Dine with Shamu. Dawn was at SW for years and performed in all of the Shamu shows at some stage.
     
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    How horrible and devastating.

    May she rest in peace.
     
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    I feel for the parents of children watching the show. It will be very difficult to explain the tragedy to them.
     
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    Dawn's sister appeared on MSNBC , she said Dawn would not want anything done to Tilly . IMHO, they knew he was dangerous from previous incidents . I have to feel for the whale . SW is stating it would not survive on its own . Could they not try with modification ? This poor mammal was speaking out the only way he knew how too .
    SW has announced all Shamu shows are canceled indefinitely . San Diego included .
    We were planning on going to SW in a few weeks, but not now . Jim & I are so devastated that this senseless incident happened, that we can't bring ourselves to go .
     
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    I have seaworld on my facebook, world of discovery have said that they are still going to work with the orca but that their procedures are going to be looked at.
     
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    I understand how we feel (the posters here on this thread) and passions run high all around.

    It is very hard to separate the tragedy of the loss of a talented, intelligent woman, and what some of us feel is a tragedy of the captive animal.

    Thank you all for being considerate of the complexities and the high emotion surrounding this complex issue. :grouphug:
     
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    right back at ya :hug2:
     
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    We have tickets to SeaWorld for our upcoming trip, I am so sad about this tragedy :(
     
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    Me too ;( but she died doing EXACTLY what she always wanted to do and how many of us can say the things we dreamed about at 9 were what we ended up doing day to day?

    I know she wouldn't have wanted it to put people off going to Seaworld and I'll be going back during our next trip for sure.
     
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    So very sad. Such a confusing situation in so many ways.

    RIP..
     
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    I can't bring myself to do it , not because of the mammal activists . That it is So Sad that there will be no more Shamu shows . I leave in 24 days, I'm not saying I'll never go back, but not right now .
     
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    I think this expresses it perfectly.
     

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