The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

Born to Eat Toast

Have you ever seen a killer whale skull? They are horrifying, not least because killer whales, the largest of the dolphins, continue smiling even in death:

Insert prophet here

Sadly, to get a frontal shot of a gaping killer whale, I had to use images of captive animals. I am not universally opposed to zoos, but I am opposed to keeping highly intelligent and highly social animals like elephants and dolphins in captivity. And dolphins present a peculiar problem, because of that smile. They always seem, to the human eye, to be having a great time. So it's hard to think of them as suffering, even when you see them in shitty conditions. Did you know that no wild killer whale has ever been known to harm or even try to harm a human, but that dozens of people have been injured or killed by captive killer whales? SeaWorld's Tilikum has been implicated in no fewer than three deaths, but continues to be an attraction. Can you imagine wanting to see such an animal perform tricks? Knowing he snapped a woman's spine and ripped a dude's balls off? Seeing his dorsal fin all flopped over and disfigured? What is wrong with people?

So anyway yeah, swallow that prophet! Swallow him good! Swallow everyone who works at SeaWorld, while you're at it!
Tags: animals, bones, stix, the book of jonah
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