Why SeaWorld Is CRUEL!!!
-The orcas spend most of their time in SeaWorld tanks sluggishly afloat at the almost shadeless surface, with no protection from the burning sun, usually resulting in severe sunburns, which are hidden from sight with the help of black zinc oxide, which matches their skin and is also used to protect from the sun. The only problem is that they already HAVE the sunburn before the people at SeaWorld put it on them!
-Some of the Orcas were kidnapped from their oceanic homes, and ended up dying!
-A scientific study showed that diving with dolphins causes them extreme stress, due to the close proximity which prevents “them from resting, feeding or nurturing their young.” SeaWorld was informed of this, yet this still allow guests to "dive with the dolphins!" at the Discovery Cove location in Orlando, Florida.
-SeaWorld imprisons innocent dolphins and whales to small tanks, which are typically only 40 feet deep (definitely not enough room to do all those slavish performance moves that they are forced to do!), which are to them as a bathtub is to a human being! These precious sea animals ordinarily swim 50-100 miles DAILY!
-All male orcas in confinement have COLLAPSED DORSAL FINS, which is a sign of unhealthiness! Yet, SeaWorld tries to cover this fact up by saying that's it's COMMON and NATURAL!!
-There have been OVER 100 ACCIDENTS at SeaWorld, many of them ending with DEAD trainers.
The CDOSH (California Division of Occupational Safety and Health) stated it was “only a matter of time” before people were killed when interacting with these abused creatures.
-Trainers practically RAPE the whales. ON A REGULAR BASIS. They masturbate them to collect sperm, and then force insemination on the females at a MUCH younger age than they would even breed in the wild.
-They STARVE them. They use food as a treat only if the whale does a correct behaviour.
In one such situation, a younger male whale would get attacked by the other 2 whales because he would mess up in his performance, because none of the whales would then be fed. They would also use food as a bait to lure them into their underwater "cages".
-A lot of orcas die while "marine cowboys" are trying to capture them. One such incident was Shamu's mother. She was shot by a harpoon and killed. The man, Ted Griffin, even hired men to cut open the dead whales' bellies and fill them with rocks, so that they'd sink and their murders would never be discovered.
"SeaWorld is full of it. No company that claims to care about animals would capture them, tear them away from their families, keep them in cramped tanks that are too small and too unnatural, and force them to perform tricks for audiences. I mean, who does SeaWorld think it’s fooling? Orcas at SeaWorld gnaw at iron bars and concrete out of stress, anxiety, and boredom. No matter what SeaWorld says, these animals WANT OUT. For orcas at SeaWorld, every day is the worst day ever. Next week, raise your voice for the inmates orcas and give SeaWorld the worst week ever. Text* ORCA to 73822 (in the U.S.) and 99099 (in Canada), and each day for the entire week, we’ll hit you up with a way to take action against SeaWorld." - Peta2.org
To find out more, please watch the film called "Blackfish".
Another cruel water park is The Aquarium of the Pacific. How could a company that claims to teach people to respect wild and exotic sea creatures, also offer promotions (free admission) if someone were to eat fish at a certain restaurant?!?