Monday, June 1, 2015
Facts About SeaWorld's Killer Whales | SeaWorld®
I've been seeing this commercial on TV lately. The SeaWorld corporation has made this commercial after the continuous backlash it has received in the recent years. I have a hard time personally understanding how these people working at SeaWorld with the animals on a daily basis can make these claims for the sake of a corporation at the animals' expense. I am absolutely not a fan of captivity. I used to love SeaWorld when I was younger and when I didn't understand what was really happening. But after reading facts of actual orca whales in the wild and seeing documentaries such as Blackfish and Lolita, I realized the impact of captivity on these highly intelligent animals. Seeing these people that work at SeaWorld make claims such as "our whales live as long as the whales that live in the wild" and that they "wouldn't work there if they didn't have the highest standard of animal care" is unnerving to watch. I'm not sure what everyone else's take is on captivity but I honestly find it unfair. It isn't right and it should not be justifiable. That's just my opinion.