The cetacean view

 Can we see beyond ourselves?


What would help people learn to look at an issue from a perspective outside of their own personal focus? Learn more about the lives involved.


Orcas in the wild do not attack humans, even when those humans are stealing babies from them. They try to escape. The adults risk harm to lead the hunters from their children. Orcas in the wild do not inbreed. Orcas in the wild are long-lived. One orca granny is known to be over 100 years old!


Dr. Naomi A. Rose

As a scientist for Humane Society International and a marine mammal scientist for the Animal Welfare Institute, Rose has spent her entire career studying whales and dolphins (cetaceans) in captivity and how society’s relationship with these animals needs to change. Rose travels the world, most recently to Russia and Singapore, to give presentations about the concerns related to keeping cetaceans in captivity and using them in performances. She brings scientific grounding to an often divisive and emotional topic. Her work has been profiled in the book “Death at SeaWorld” by David Kirby; she also consulted on the 2013 documentary film “Blackfish” by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.


Animal Welfare Institute

From the Dolphins’ Point of View

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