Killer Captivity

Topics: Whale, Killer whale, Marine mammal park Pages: 4 (1198 words) Published: April 14, 2014

Informative Speech

Killer Cruelty
Professor Frost



Topic: Killer Whales in Captivity
Organizational Pattern: Casual Order
General Purpose: To inform the audience.
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the cruelty done to the killer whales held in captivity at Sea World. Central Idea: Many amusement parks mistreat their animals and in response they lash out and attack. Is the trainer at fault or the “killer” whale? Visual Equipment Needed: A computer and a projector will be needed.


I. Attention-Getter: I did not know very much of the cruelty taking place at one of the most world renown amusement parks. As I child and once more after I visited the Sea World in San Antonio. As many are, I too was captivated by the Shamu show. Recently I have discovered the madness behind the amazing shows. II. Audience Adaptation: How many of you have been to Sea World? For those of you who haven’t If you had told me this just a few months back I would have told you that you had to go! But now, I’m not very convinced you Have to but if you choose to it is after all your prerogative. III. Personal Credibility: Recently I saw the documentary Blackfish on Netflix, this inspired me to dig deeper in which I have read many articles, and books as well. IV. Thesis: Orcas are complex, social creatures, and as such we should respect them, and not keep them in captivity for our own amusement in theme parks V. Preview of your main points: (most important main points) A. It is illegal to capture orcas from the wild in the U.S.

B. The training of the orcas.
C. There have been many cases of the orcas in captivity attacking a trainer.

[Transition: Now that we have established these points . . .]


I. First main point: It is illegal to capture orcas from the wild in the U.S. A.Subpoint: According to :// 1970, MORE THAN 90...
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