“Why should we dance to Rob’s tune mama? ”
“Look around you child. Do you see food? Rob brings us food. Protects us from those sharks outside. In turn he wants us to dance , the way he taught us, whenever he commands. We need to be grateful for this life.”
“Mama, I heard that we are meant to live free…”
“What does live ‘free’ mean child? Do you know? I for one sure don’t”
Rob gives a signal and Tilikum slides into the tank with the grace of a ballerina. Rob throws a dead fish and Tilikum swallows her meal gratefully.
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This week’s story is inspired by this photo and a news I heard on radio about Sea World ending it’s breeding program for killer whales:
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