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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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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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Lisa Butwid
Sun, Nov 03, 2013
No more animal slavery!

Ariel Maeurer
Tue, Feb 08, 2011
i love orcas and i thinks its horriable what seawold is doing to these beautiful creatures...

Keely
Fri, Dec 24, 2010
I wish people realized these things. People then wonder why animals are going extint. You would think by now they would know. Some people are stupid and thats why I like animals a lot more then I do people.

Zoe Stein
Sat, Dec 18, 2010
im so sorry this happen to you sweetie! i will tell everyone i know. your death wont be in vain!

Sara Mae
Fri, Dec 17, 2010
stories like this break my heart, how can human beings be so evil.

Lc Vukovich
Wed, Jun 23, 2010
It just saddens me!! i truly believe we should not keep these huge animals n captivity. At least give them a big enough tank...not a bath tub!!

Robin Calhoun
Tue, Jun 22, 2010
I think this is so horrible that this sort of thing has not been stopped as of yet. We need alot more laws that will protect all of our precious gifts from god from this sort of thing ever happening again. R.I.P. Taima and your innocent calf who never even had a chance in this world, it's so much nicer to see these amazing animals in their natural habitat. Sea World should be fined for this and in my oppinion forced to shut it's doors for cruelty to animals. I know I and many others I know will never be visiting Sea World or any other facility that allows this sort of thing to happen.

Tammy Babino of Colorado
Tue, Jun 22, 2010
It's about time we release the animals of Seaworld. They have made enough money from the suffering!! Let them go!!

Kate
Sun, Jun 20, 2010
Isn't it about time the people of this world stopped being selfish and money orientated arses!! These, as well as all animals should be left to live freely. I do understand there is sometimes a possible need to keep numbers to a mimimum but it is mankind that has spoilt this earth, not the animals. Instead of paying to see them in captivity, pay to go and see them in their native habitat. Stop this cruelty and mental torture NOW!

Trequan MEad
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
They shouldn't treat animals like this, they aren't any different then we are. It's another life taken from our human foolishness. We need to make a stand against this. We can't save all the animals, it's just not possible. But we can save as many as possible!

Brenda Robinson
Sat, Jun 19, 2010
Dear Taima,
I am so sorry you had to live and die like this. And your baby too.
I hope you are in Orca heaven, happy, with family and free from suffering.

Caitlyn Szabo
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
R.I.P. the poor animals who die in captivity. I went to SeaWorld before hearing the recent news of deaths and cruelty like this, and now I'm ashamed of myself for paying money for such horrible things! I hope this stops soon :)

diane perez
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
This is call from a human being ashamed of my kind because of a selfish , cruel and wealthy minority of my kind.
Please, let us keep the privilige to see our orcas in the wild, lets our children be proud of a generation without animals in captivity..let the orcas breed and keep their natural instints intact as we, HUMAN.have our own to survive .
We cry the death of inocents animals as we cry for our love ones.
So please, take a moment and think, no in you this time, think of thousands of orcas, calfs, children, women, men, old and youngs..we will gather our thanks to you and you will be the wealthiest people as you never were..we will bless you with all our heart as a way to say THANK YOU for saving our planet.

Marcia
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
So sad for the whales. At least their spirits are free now to roam the seas. I deplore the human arrogance and meanness that cause such treatment of other animals.

Mo von Lipinski
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
We want animals in his free and natural enviroment.
We do not need that they do a show for us,
wihile we are boring.
sorry
make it clear.

with love in the heart for all beings.

Laura
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
Peace&Love to all the orcas who have met an untimley death, and to the ones who remain...may we find the power and strength to change your current fate.

Cynthia
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
I rather see them happy and free on the discovery channel, then see them in real life suffering like that. We should boycott Sea World!

Carl Poirier
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
Sometimes I'm really ashamed to be human. But then I read about beautiful ppl like all of you who truly care about animals and animal rights! I'm given hope for humanity with protests and petitions and this memorial is just a beautiful thing, Thank you whoever you are for making this:)
Animals are not ours for entertainment! Stop the abuse, end the senseless deaths. Sea World...Let my friends go!

natali m
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
phase out large animals in aquariums - no more breeding - no new captures - Just Stop it!!!

Chance Martin
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
R.I.P

Chance Martin
Fri, Jun 18, 2010

April McCauley
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
This is truly heartbreaking. This kind of animal abuse should not still be happening in modern day society. Seaworld should be ashamed!

Huong Le
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
Can't find the words to say, Save the planet, plz!

Allison Wilkins
Fri, Jun 18, 2010

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