给Tilly以及所有马戏团动物以自由

发自墨尔本 —— 上个月,在美国佛罗里达州的海洋世界游乐园里,一条鲸鱼把一位名叫黛安·布兰切( Diane Brancheau )的训练员扯到了池底,还肆意蹂躏她。在救援到达之时,布兰切已经断气了。

这位训练员的遇害是一场悲剧,我们除了对其家人表示同情外,别无他法。但这场意外却引出了一些更深层次的问题:这条鲸鱼的攻击行为是蓄意的吗?这条名叫 Tilikum ,大家都昵称叫 Tilly 的逆戟鲸是否是由于长期被囚禁在一个空荡荡的水泥池子里,承受不了巨大的压力才做出了这种行为?它是否厌倦了为讨好观众而被迫表演呢?圈养如此庞大的动物是否合理呢?

在这桩事件之前, Tilly 还牵涉到另外两起人员死亡事件。在其中一幕里,一位训练员失足掉进了池内, Tilly 和其他两条鲸鱼把他给淹死了。在另一幕里,一位男士似乎在某个晚上闯进了已经关门的海洋世界游乐园,后来被发现死在了 Tilly 所呆的那个池子里。验尸报告显示他身上有被咬过的伤口。而 Tilly 的后代也都被卖到其他游乐园,其中被卖到了西班牙游乐园的一条也杀死过一位训练员。

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