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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.

Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00

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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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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