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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 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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Allison Wilkins
Fri, Jun 18, 2010

Rosie
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
Speachless....

KIMBERLY MAE FRANKLIN
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
I AM SO SORRY!!! PLEASE KNOW THAT NOT ALL HUMANS FEEL & MOST REFUSE TO TREAT YOU & YOUR BABY THE WAY THESE UNFORTUNATE HUMANS DID. WE OR NATURE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM. MOST LIKELY BOTH!! ANYWAY, THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR NOT BEING LIKE US!! THANK YOU. FROM A RECOGNIZED BEAUTY. YOU ARE TRUE BEAUTY & I WILL ALWAYS THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
-KIMBERLY MAE FRANKLIN

Sara Smith
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
I hate this stuff. Poor whales should be free not stuck in a tank to do lame tricks

Cymber Power
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
They need our help,not our ignorance.

victoria ojeda
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
I think this is so horrrible to treat
these beautiful animals this way.
We should leave them in the ocean
where they can live peacefully and be
happy. Please, don't bother God's
creatures. Leave them be.

Thank You.

Elsa Miriam Castro Nevarez
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
its horrible.....humans...we dont understand nothing yet....:(

Tiffany Linke
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
There will be more deaths from this horrible activity of caged animals, and it's not right. There are many sanctuaries that provide these animals with the treament they deserve. It is wrong on so many levels and teach our children that is ok to enslave animals for our enjoyment. I'm horrified that this women had to die but we can change the future now! These animals have been caged like this for so long that if they ever get out they wouldn't be able to protect themselves.

Brenda
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
I am so sorry!!
I hope someday mother nature will forgive us.

Megan
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
This is so sad. Something needs to be done to stop this ):

molly buntine
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
this is horrible. they should be alllowed their freedom.

sandy zouzaneas
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
animals in captivity is unatural, cruel and perverse. free them all and stop treating them like inanimate, souless objects. the only ones withput soul in this equasion are the humans

Sue
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
So desperately sad. They must have been so frightened. Such painful unnecessary deaths.
Humans can be so cruel sometimes and al in the name of so called entertainment!

Irena
Fri, Jun 18, 2010
so sad :(

maria schulz
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
R.I. P

schenker
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
sad for the animals, more sad for the human race.

seneidra yuille
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
continued..... very beautiful & unique creatures of the ocean! i cant imagine their pain ......... humans suck >>>>>>>>

seneidra yuille
Thu, Jun 17, 2010
i am so deeply moved in such sadness for what has happened to these very :( ;( ...... i just cant understand why humans have to be so dam cruel.......... their cruel awakening has only just begun for them !!!!!!!!!!!

Vania Lopes
Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Terita Deare
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
I hope with the death of these two beautiful creatures, people will realize that what they are doing is wrong and inhumane and will change the way they see these animals for; a vital part of our world and not money signs.

amanda
Wed, Jun 16, 2010
I hope that we will find a final solution to all of this. Why are people so inhuman?

Isamar
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

lyvaro
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 !

Diane
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.

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