Are killer whales killers?

There has been a lot of hubbub about the murderous killer whale. Orca morality is an interesting question. A bigger one is if humans are moral in any general sense. They are one of the few animals that kills for pleasure and hunts effectively in packs. So a killer whale has lived up to its name and gone “King Kong.” One cannot pretend a murderous predator like the Orca is anyone’s friend unless the Orca thinks that it is so. The “culprit” has rather given away the whole game–the entertainment industry ruthlessly exploits these animals–no one should be surprised when they bite back.

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