Since the death of Bingo in August 2014, Kamogawa now have no breeding bull and are being taught how to monitor cycling with the intention of using sperm from Seaworld. The Kamogawa orcas are all Icelandic and all from a matraline with Stella at the top, they could be put into a sanctuary or rehabilitated as a whole pod.
Seaworld have hybrid orcas in their tanks and all bar one have a history of aggression with trainers. ITs wrong to breed orcas with no conservation value what so ever and the only park that has is Seaworld. Its wrong to breed animals with a history of aggression and the only park that has is Seaworld.
Please sign the petition asking Kamogawa to NOT use sperm from Seaworld and to rehabilitate heir orcas to a sanctuary with a view to releasing them.
We the undersigned ask that you do not AI your orcas with sperm from Seaworld. You have always had a reasonable stable pod with Bingo and Stella leading the others. Stella is still there and matraline of the Kamogawa and Port of Nagoya pod, and they are all genetically Icelandic.
Seaworld have hybrid orcas with no conservation value in their tanks and all barring one male orca has a history of aggression with trainers. No reputable breeder would breed animals from something with an aggression history especially as you still get into the water with your orcas.
Seaworld has in their tanks -
Adan - still young - 3rd generation INBRED HYBRID C - mother Kohana (Icelandic C) Father Keto, Hybrid C
Is Icelandic C - mother Katina (Icelandic W) Father Tilikum (Icelandic W) but has an attack history.
Young male Ikaika has a history of aggression, often of a sexual nature, which began with an attempt to breed a young calf at SeaWorld shortly before his transfer to Canada. SeaWorld’s veterinarians then sedated Ikaika twice daily with Valium to “try to mellow him out.” “We’ve already seen some of the precursors (of a human attack) up there, meaning he’s grabbed boots, he’s grabbed targets, he’s grabbed an arm before,” Chuck Tompkins, a senior executive at SeaWorld and head animal trainer, said in an affidavit. Those are signs Ikaika is testing his environment and seeing what he can do, Tompkins told the court. “And if you’re not aware of all the little things that killer whales do, you can get somebody really, really hurt,” Tompkins said in his affidavit. “I’ve got grave concerns on the safety of the staff and inevitably the safety of the animal because of the lack of change.”
Please sign the petition, lets tell Kamogawa what we think to this, it cannot be allowed and Seaworld want to be getting the orcas out of their own tanks before messing around with someone elses.
Keet - 2nd Ge HYBRID - mother Kalina C (Hybrid KatinaW/WinstonW) Father Kotar (Icelandic) no attack history but is a hybrid
Keto - who has already killed his trainer and is also
2nd generation HYBRID C - mother Kalina C(Katina I /Winston SR) father Kotar (Icelandic W)
Kyuquot - Icelandic
He used to perform waterworks, though after several incidents, he was not allowed to anymore. He is the largest orca at San Antonio, weighing over 8,000 pounds.
During a portion of the show, 16-year-old male Kyuquot refused to let a trainer exit the pool. He did not become aggressive, but refused callback tones and slaps, and would not allow the trainer to leave the pool. The trainer was able to get close enough to the glass to pull himself out very quickly, and Kyuquot then proceeded to fast swim around the pool, followed by sliding out at stage.
12-year-old male Kyuquot repeatedly slammed trainer Steve Aibel underwater during a show. Aibel, who was uninjured, had trained Kyuquot for 10 years. Kyuquot refused a rocket hop during a show, then repeated it well. However, Kyuquot then refused to allow the trainer to exit the pool. He then proceeded to swim over the trainer, blocking any exit from the pool for two to three minutes. He refused several callback attempts, including tones, hand slaps, and attempts at control by trainers in various positions around the pool. Once the trainer was close to the middle of the pool, Kyuquot then calmed down, finally drifting close to the stage, where the trainer was able to quickly exit.
Makaio - who is still only a youngster himself
Makani - still a baby and
HYBRID - mother Kasatka (Icelandic W) Father Kshamenk (Unknown pod W)
Keto and Tekoa attacked and nearly drowned one of the Loro Parque trainers, Claudia Volhardt. He is also 2nd generation HYBRID C - mother Taima C(mother Gudrun Icelandic, father Kanduke Transient) Father Tilikum
Tilikum - everyone knows Tilly's history
Trua - has an attack history
While a trainer was retrieving an article from the back of the mouth, young male Tuar clamped down on the trainer's arm and held tight for several moments.
Young male Tuar was involved in one swim over a surfaced trainer during waterwork with another young male, Tekoa. He did respond to a recall after two attempts.
Since his move to Texas in April 2004, young male Tuar has opened his mouth towards trainers on a few occasions while in the water with him. This behaviour seems to present itself when sequences are predictable, and has been during solo waterwork only.
7-year-old male Tuar opened and closed his mouth around a trainer's leg after a dive in prior to the ballet sequence of the show.
Tuar - who is already showing dominant tendancies and is
2nd generation HYBRID C - mother Kalina C(Hybrid Katina/Winston father Tilikum W
Ulises - has an attack history
1997/10/03 Sea World California, USA Ulises
20-year-old male Ulises came out at a trainer.
2002 Sea World California, USA Ulises
25-year-old male Ulises was doing a waterwork session in “A” pool. His trainer was on his back and wanted him to move closer to the acrylic by giving him the cue to “steer” him in a directional way. Ulises did not know this behaviour. Instead, he took this as a finger roll, the trainer fell off and Ulises began to go on a descent. He ignored the trainer on the porch trying to receive him and turned around to go back towards his trainer in the water. He turned ventral and scooped her up, and then started to become erect. She was able to get off at the porch and reinforce him. He was calm.
2004/08/22 Sea World California, USA Ulises
27-year-old male Ulises was doing a Scuba session with his trainer in “A” pool (a spotter Scuba diver was also at the bottom), when he looped around, became erect, and then swam on top of his trainer. He ignored a hand slap and tone before responding to a second tone.
He became a father in 2011, when his son Moana was born through artificial insemination to Wikie at Marineland Antibes, France. He has never naturally conceived a calf of his own nor made any of the American whales pregnant.
As your park is so close to the ocean you could be world leaders in rehabilitating them into a sanctuary close to your park. In light of the growing hatred of captive orcas, which has already cost Seaworld, shares, attendance and loss of revenue, you could lead the way in letting people see the orcas behaving naturally in a sea pen, rather than performing tricks for dead fish. Please stop the breeding programme and don't consider using sperm from Seaworld, 4 people have died because of the Seaworld orcas, and it is wrong to create such a danger for your own trainers.
Thank you and I hope you listen to the voices of the world below who really don't want this to happen.