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RE: We must ban Killer Whales

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Posted by: Jonathan_Brady at Thu Feb 25 06:37:22 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Jonathan_Brady ]  
   

>>Have Killer whales killed more people then large constrictors while in captivity?

I think this is all about risk-exposure.

I doubt that killer whales have killed more people, but far MORE people come in close contact with large constrictors so the chance seems higher. I'd be willing to bet that the risk is lower with large constrictors.

Odds of dying from a large constrictor = .44 over 30 years
Odds of dying from this particular killer whale = .16 in 19 years

But there are only what, a couple dozen killer whales in the US? And only a few hundred people are actually close enough to be killed by them. Those numbers vs the hundreds of thousands of large constrictors and the hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of people who are close enough to large constrictors to be killed by them. And my guess would be that most, if not all of the deaths due to constrictors were due to mishandling/inappropriate caging.

Clearly, the larger risk is working with killer whales.

jb
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