This is very inhumane. Killer Whales swim over a hundred miles in the wild and now they are being forced into tiny pools. That's like a human stuffed in a telephone box for life. There are no readings of killer whales doing any harm in the wild to humans, but many attacks due to captivity. This is very cruel to the animal, many are dying, and it needs to stop. The same applies for dolphins, penguins, sea turtles, everything. Watch the black fish trailer(a very interesting looking movie) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G93beiYiE74 . The whales also have colapsed dorsal fins. Here is a picture of a dosral fin in the wild which is tall and straight http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/3/dorsal-fin_2666.jpg the one at the top of this page is very collapsed.
this is a very detailed article about why aquariums just will not work at all http://liberationbc.org/issues/aquariums
An orca named tilikum had killed three people due to captivity. None of this was tilikum's fault. He has fathered more than half the calves at Seaworld and is ignored, beaten up by the females and left in a secluded med tank at the back of the stadium by himself for 90% of the day. Tilikum is the definition of a depressed animal. More than anything he deserves better than Seaworld.
more regarding that http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/seaworlds-hypocrisy
Orcas are very social animals and in the wild they always travel toghetor in pods. An orca is devistated when they taken away from it's family because in the wild an orca lives with it's familly forever. It really is not fair for these intelligent creatures to be taken from their homes, where they deserve to live and thrive. The same applies to dolphins.
One way to help this slow down to a stop is to boycott seaworld, and most importantly, spread the word. Please share the link to this petition on your social media sites to help this inhumane killing come to an end.
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Please, let us put these horrible shows to stop, so that animals can stay and thrive in their natural environment
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