Jonh Hargrove’s full presentation at WhaleFest 2015
I’m sorry if this has been posted before, but I just watched it and wanted to share if there’s other who hadn’t seen it either.
John talks about various things and I’ll make a short list of them here:
- Orkid attacking a trainer during an AI session
- That witnesses told John that huge amounts of blood where present when Keto killed Alexis meaning that Alexis didn’t drown, but was violently attacked and killed by Keto.
- How Seaworld failed to tell their trainers the details about Alexis’ death.
He talks about a lot more,but these are the things that stood out to me the most.
About half way through his presentation two girls get up with a banner which says “Hargrove the hypocrite” and yell things at him which I can’t make out. They’re quickly removed by staff. I love how John is smiling/laughing while this is taking place because it’s just so stupid that it’s the only response it deserves. All they did was make themselves look stupid. They accomplished absolutely nothing by what they did.
Also a lot of respect to John for mentioning Keltie Byrne and Daniel Dukes and saying it’s not fair how their deaths are always glossed over in this debate.
He also mentions and defends Gabriella and goes on to praise Naomi Rose, Howard Garrett and Ingrid Visser and their work. I thought it was really awesome of him to acknowledge the people who have fought for these animals for so long.