But here’s another point,
The whales Seaworld holds have lived in captivity for years, if not their entire lives. I’m not saying that captivity is good for the whales, but there’s nothing that can be done about the whales they already house. I could understand forcing them to stop breeding or to even at least regulate it better, but these whales could NOT survive in the ocean now.
They’ve come to rely on a perfect atmosphere full of interaction, enrichment, and tons of food. These animals wouldn’t last in a normal ocean, where temperatures fluctuate, bacteria lives, they’d have to hunt which they don’t do now, and the list goes on.
I can totally understand an anticap’s point of view, but as a whole, releasing these whales and shutting down Seaworld is not the action that should be made on this company. That’s taking it too far to the point that it’s going to hurt these whales.
If anything change are made it should be to their breeding and procedures.
If Seaworld was capturing healthy whales from the wild and forcing them to perform and conform to a captive lifestyle, I’d be against it. But all of their whales have been bought from other marine parks and rescued or bred.
I mean think about all the other marine parks who have orcas, or had them. Those parks would NOT have given them the care Seaworld does. So what would happen to them if Seaworld didn’t take them? Back in the wild? To fend for themselves in a world they’ve never learned how to live in?
Again, like I said, I can understand how captivity is bad but these animals are no longer equip to live on their own.
Also if you’re referring to The Cove as the other film, that didn’t contain very much true information about Seaworld either, just like Blackfish.
I’d love to see someone actually make an unbiased documentary that truly only showed the facts. Footage of trainers at Seaworld and their animals, if Seaworld would allow the world to see hahaha, and the facts and proof about wild orcas. Reliable information from both sides. Since I truly don’t believe most of the shit protesters try to claim.
Do you know what sea pens are? Because THOSE are the answer, and reuniting families and rehabilitating orcas to the fullest extent and helping ones capable of release return to the wild and in Lolita’s case, her family. It’s not just seaworld is a horrible place; all cetacean captivity is.