"Taima died days before I arrived in Orlando, and on my first day there, I shot this video of Kalina being attacked by Kayla," Harrison says. Encouraged by Wolf, Harrison eventually gave the footage to Tim Zimmermann, a Dodo contributor and author of an Outside magazine story that inspired the documentary "Blackfish" and examined the role of Tilikum, a captive SeaWorld orca, in the killing of three people.
Zimmermann eventually posted the footage of Kayla's attack to YouTube in Sept. 2010. When Kalina died just several months after Harrison had seen her, it hit the artist hard. The news of her death and existing reservations Harrison said, "completed my transition from supporting SeaWorld, to wanting to do something to stop it."
Wolf could only mirror Harrison's sentiments. The deeper he delved into the issue of cetacean captivity he said, "the harder it became to rationalize it." To him, the movement of animals and the apparent rush to breed them as quickly as possible meant SeaWorld, "was repeating past mistakes that could only be described as careless," he said.