Dawn Brancheau tragically died in 2010 while she was working with a killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando. Since then the animal rights movement has highjacked her tragic death to further their own radical anti-zoo agenda.
Before the 2013 film BlackFish was first screened, according to former SeaWorld trainer and ex-blackfish supporter Bridgette Pirtle-Davis, Dawn’s family requested that they be allowed to view the movie in the privacy of their own home. When Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite refused their request, Dawn’s family then asked if they were going to like the movie, to which her response was, “No.”
After Blackfish’s release, Dawn’s friends and family watched in horror as the mainstream media disgustingly exploited her death, misrepresented her life and her life’s work to further an anti-zoological agenda that is void of any scientific or conservation reality.
Overall,l Dawn’s family has remained quiet and out of the debate over the human care of killer whales, but Dawn’s mother recently spoke out.
The recent mis-reported news that SeaWord was phasing out its killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego prompted Dawn’s mom, Marion Loverde to speak out.
She told ABC 10 in San Diego that, “My heart is broken that she died, but she was doing a job. She was there for 15 years and loved it. She loved the animals,”
Ms. Loverde went on to talk about the trainers and their work.
“I feel bad for them, because they love doing the shows like my daughter. She was always smiling or hugging or kissing them. Gave them all the love she could possibly give,”
She then went on to lovingly call the trainer ‘kids’,
“Let’s hope the kids don’t lose their jobs.”
In 2014 Dawn’s family put out a public statement about BlackFish stating
“Blackfish” is not Dawn’s story. Dawn Brancheau believed in the ethical treatment of animals. Dawn followed her dreams and became a marine animal trainer. She loved the whales and was proud of her work as a trainer. Dawn thrived on introducing the whales to the audience and educating them about the animals in her care. Dawn would not have remained a trainer at SeaWorld for 15 years if she felt that the whales were not well cared for.
Jack Hanna supported the Loverde family when he was at SeaWorld Orlando in 2014 where he made a powerful statement about SeaWorld and Dawn Brancheau’s life.
He said, “Dawn loved SeaWorld, Dawn’s life was SeaWorld. The whales were her life… I can tell you something, she gave her life for what she believed in, so did my friend Steven Irwin and some others people, things happen, but we will never forget Dawn.”
We find it inspiring and touching that Dawn’s mother Marion Loverde is speaking out for the trainers who worked with Dawn and who continue to care for the animals she loved.
We would like to ask that everyone who has been inspired by Dawn’s life to please visit The Dawn Brancheau Foundation website and learn how you can get involved and help build an incredible living legacy for a women who dedicated her life to the care of animals.
Original story via: 10News