I am sooo tired of hearing people diss orcas. Nearly every time I tell someone that the orca is my favorite animal, the first words out of their mouth are usually "Didn't you hear about the orca that killed that trainer at SeaWorld?"
News flash, people: an average of THIRTY people die every year in the US alone as the result of a DOG attack. That's TEN times more than ALL known fatalities caused by orcas in the entire world! Think about THAT before you open your mouth.
You don't hear ME telling YOU how potentially dangerous your beloved companion Rover is, or criticizing anything else you're fond of, because that's just plain rude. Seriously, are you deliberately trying to make me stop loving orcas? Because that's what it sounds like. By that same logic I should stop being friends with anyone who's ever committed a sin.
Humans have been mauled and killed by lions, tigers, sharks, alligators, snakes, bears, hippos, elephants, etc. but I never hear anyone point that out when someone lists one of them as their favorite animal. So there have been some fatalities associated with orcas. BFD. Why don't we all go back to hating Germany for the Nazis, or Japan for Pearl Harbor?
That little remark about the death at SeaWorld may seem harmless to you, but to me it is completely uncalled for. THINK before you speak, people. Please. I get the same grief concerning pet rats. People dare to compare them unfavorably to wild rats, and even wild rats aren't bad. They're just trying to survive. Sharks are worse. They'll take a bite out of you and spit it out, if they don't eat you whole. But they're God's creatures too.
I love orcas, and I love rats, and there is NOTHING you can say or do to change my mind! ^__^