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In Memory of Taima and her stillborn baby

In memory of Taima and all Orca's who died in captivity, their freedoms stripped away for the sake of entertainment.

In memory of Taima and all Orca's who died in captivity, their freedoms stripped away for the sake of entertainment.

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Total Number of Gifts: 2
Total Value of Gifts: $85.00

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About Taima

Died June 7, 2010

On Sunday, June 7th, an orca named Taima died while giving birth to a stillborn calf at SeaWorld Orlando. The baby was conceived by Tilikum, the angry and frustrated orca who battered a trainer to death earlier this year—the third time he has killed a human.

For Taima, death was terrifying and painful, but it was a release from a miserable life of deprivation. In nature, orcas choose their own mates, and the families stay together for life. Ripped from her ocean home, Taima's own mother, Gudrun, died in captivity after a complicated delivery in which chains were used to extract her stillborn calf. Gudrun was called mentally ill and was known to be violent. Both mother orcas and their calves met their end alone in a tank full of chemically-treated water that must have felt like a bathtub to these animals, who were meant to explore the endless fathoms of the sea.

Taima will be forever in our hearts.

Donations to this memorial will support PETA's lifesaving work to help orcas and other animals suffering in captivity.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Animals are not meant to serve us. we shud serve them for everything they do. we shud make this a better planet for them to live in

Wed, Jun 16, 2010
when this cruelty does not exist anymore??????It's up to us,the human been or only God put end ?Who can give me an answer??????

delaugeas valérie
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
free the orcas !

Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Please free the Orcas. Allow them to be with their own pods and to be free where they belong. Thir beautiful to see, but not at their expense. Let them live where they were meant to be. Not in chemical drenched water.

max magbee
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
so so sad

Maarit Rinne
Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Melanie Waggett
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Until ALL animals live free!

Wed, Jun 16, 2010
they should of left her where she belonged in the ocean!!!

Tue, Jun 15, 2010
To the earlier comments made...yes it could of happened in the sea just as well BUT she would of had the freedom to choose her own mate for life and probably wouldn't of dies giving birth in the natural waters and endless miles of the sea dork!

Tue, Jun 15, 2010
feel bad:'(..

Tue, Jun 15, 2010
we have to stop tormenting and harming animals
so the environment and the animals will be left for our children and grandchildren

Tue, Jun 15, 2010
Yes, I agree the fact that these animals are in captivity is sad, but the fact is that this kind of death could happen just as easily in the wild. You can't say that this happened due to her being in a tank at SeaWorld.

Tue, Jun 15, 2010
Its a shame wild animals cant stay in the wild without people stealing them from their families! All to charge money to see them miserable!

Gina Judd
Tue, Jun 15, 2010
Rest in Peace Taima. You're finally free.

Elvia Gutierrez
Mon, Jun 14, 2010
Would you want to be kidnapped from your home? Would you want to be forced to live in a small room? Would you want to be a slave? Would you like your needs ignored? I didn't think so, neither do the whales. Please don't do that to them!

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
C'Est Jamais terrible! Plus ça! Les animaux sauvages doivent etre en liberté et non ds limite des Etroits et inadaptés Endroits! C'Est de la maltraitance ni plus ni Moins! JE Signe réguliérement des pétitions pour L'abolition des cirques Avec des animaux sauvages AINSI Que l'abolition des animaux sauvages DANS Les Parcs d'attraction! Honte A L'HOMME

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
I'm so ashamed of being a human.. we are terrible people.... free animals!

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
Humans are the most inhumane creatures on this planet.

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
I am ashamed of our people.

Erin Chavez
Mon, Jun 14, 2010
woww when will people learn?? everybody watch the docudrama- the cove. it will help open your eyes

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
sick and not right.. it's common sense truly people!

Maria Florencia Hernandez
Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Fri, Jun 11, 2010
This is so incredibly sad--these intlligent creature deserve to be free. PETA--thank you for always speaking out for those who can't speak for themselves!

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