In regards to Kalina's death...
In response to this (the quote not the photo) from the shitprocapssay blog:
It is disgusting that some procaps are using (or have used) Kalina’s death as a shitty example of how the banning of waterworks will kill the animals. Never mind the fact that her illness was not only sudden, but even when trainers were allowed in the water (not just at SeaWorld but other parks as well) that some orcas display symptoms of an illness and die after a few hours to a few days. There is nothing to suggest that having people in the water helps to detect potentially fatal illness any faster.
And what of orcas such as Tilikum? Orcas such as Orkid and Kasatka, who due to their aggressive and unpredictable natures, were removed from waterworks. If they had died before 2010, would anyone be blaming it on the lack of in-water trainer interaction?
Procaps using Kalina’s death like a soapbox to argue how fatal it is to not have waterworks disgusts me just as much as SeaWorld’s exploitation of her.