American Family Association Calls For Stoning Of Whale

It sounds like a joke, yet isn’t; leading fundamentalist Christian organization American Family Association is calling for the stoning of a whale that killed a trainer at Orlando’s SeaWorld two weeks ago. From Huffington Post:

The American Family Association, a religious right group, is urging that Tillikum (Tilly), the killer whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, be put down, preferably by stoning. Citing Tilly’s history of violent altercations, the group is slamming SeaWorld for not listening to Scripture in how to deal with the animal.

However, the group is going further and laying the blame for the trainer’s death directly at the feet of Chuck Thompson, the curator in charge of animal behavior. According to Scripture, if one of your animals kills a second time because you didn’t kill it after it claimed its first human victim, this time you die right along with your animal…”the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.”

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  • Hadrian999

    kinda curious if the ASPCA has taken a stand on this one yet

  • markus

    And when you think that the pinnacle of human ignorance has finally been reached…
    one more group starts making the news and you feel once again that the future for humanity is doomed.

  • damg

    this has to be a joke. stoning? Next they'll be asking us to crucify the fucking crab from the little mermaid.

  • khask

    how about stoning the creator of all of the places such as Zoo's and sea world for capturing WILD ANIMALS and caging them? it's no wonder that these animals “go crazy” and kill people. they aren't dogs or cats they are WILD FUCKING ANIMALS! i say get rid of zoo's and sea world and let the WILD ANIMALS be free.

    • Hadrian999

      I blame flipper and free willey

      • Tampon

        Interestingly enough, the guy who originally caught Flipper is now a huge animal rights activist and strictly against keeping whales and dolphins captive. Watch “The Cove”. Great movie.

  • Synapse

    Where are you going to find a stone large enough to actually stone a whale?

  • dumbsaint

    That's cool, as long as they line up one by one and stand at the side of the pool while they do it.

  • 5by5

    I'm sorry, but what part about “KILLER whale” did these people fail to understand? He's just doing as God clearly intended…. :-)

  • Anonymous

    How does one “stone” a whale? Throw rocks in the water and hope they hit something vital? Take it out of the water where the sheer weight of its body will eventually kill it anyway? Throwing stones at a whale, does it get any any more sick and stupid?
    Frankly, I am amazed that an animal who has earned the name “killer” would be so underestimated.
    Arrogance, our belief in our superiority is the real killer here, not the whales, who have been overall -amazingly docile and patient with the land dumbasses called humans.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    How does one “stone” a whale? Throw rocks in the water and hope they hit something vital? Take it out of the water where the sheer weight of its body will eventually kill it anyway? Throwing stones at a whale, does it get any any more sick and stupid?
    Frankly, I am amazed that an animal who has earned the name “killer” would be so underestimated.
    Arrogance, our belief in our superiority is the real killer here, not the whales, who have been overall -amazingly docile and patient with the land dumbasses called humans.

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