Please bring a vegan dish to pass! I'll be making vegan sushi, of course.
Blackfish is more than just a documentary: it's the story of a whale named Tillakum who was kidnapped to be used and abused by SeaWorld. Tillakum is no ordinary whale, he's also the prime suspect in the murders of three or more marine-mammal trainers. Tillakum's story is incredibly sad, yet it needs to be told as it shows there are consequences for tampering with the world's great creatures and trying to harness their power in the equivalent of a bathtub.
Blackfish has blown the lid off the cesspool that is SeaWorld and may very well be SeaWorld's demise. Who knew dozens of major recording artists would boycott them after seeing it or that their biggest stockholder would dump over half a billion in their stock? It's no coincidence that after Blackfish's release, SeaWorld had to lower ticket prices and offer Groupon discounts just to get people in the door. Would you want your kid to see a young man or woman trainer being drowned by a whale in an entertainment show gone horribly wrong? (this actually happened) Would you want to see whales injuring each other and bleeding because they are so constantly stressed from being enslaved? Yet this is exactly the type of scenario that SeaWorld sets up like a line of dominos in every show.
This is a must-see film!