I’ve found this picture of Kotar with his trainer. What a nice job she had! I must be an incredible experience having your leg in an orca’s mounth.
"February 1987. Kotar, who had a diver sitting on it’s nose suddenly open it’s mounth, clamped of her thigh and disapperead under the water […] all the trainers ran to stage and were slapping the water. When the whale surfaced, it tossed it’s head sideways and flung the young trainer onto stage. She was clearly injured, wet suit torn and bleeding. She had to be assisted off the stage"
im going to get all mean so hang on.
people actually want that crap to come back?? I have seen over 3 people today who literally want nothing in their lives but to ride on an orcas rostrum or be flung off from their pectoral flippers. that’s truly showing the meaning of selfish. they would rather take the risk of killing more people. or even just injuring more people, just so they could have a magical experience with Shamu. why not go get a job or take an interest in studying wild orcas instead? you can get close to them. you can see them. they are with their families. go see them where they are happy, not stressed.
the only thing that should be getting flung off of an orcas flukes or flippers are seals and other dinners. not people. I get really disappointed when I see people craving to be flung from orca. so what does that prove? huh?