I don’t want to preach because this is my humor blog, but I think it is EXTREMELY important to get this around.
DO NOT GO TO SEAWORLD. Please! Do not go to any marine animal parks, especially with dolphins and orcas. You might have been catching wind with the movie Blackfish's recent release, but SeaWorld and all other dolphinariums and those alike, are cruel and terrible places. Your entertainment was captured from the wild, and forced to perform in a tank that is barely enough to accommodate their size.
If you know anything about orcas, you would know that orcas live in podswith their family. When orcas are put into a sea park, they are torn away from their families and put with animals they were not meant to bond with.
Take Tilikum. He was taken from the wild, and when he was placed in his first abasement park, he was bullied by the two more dominant females. They raked him with their teeth. This is common in marine parks. Tilikum has killed THREE PEOPLE. He now likes in a small tank, where he has barely enough room to swim around in SeaWorld all by himself. Orcas are social creatures. Why do they keep Tilikum? Because his sperm is worth millions of dollars. SeaWorld is ALL ABOUT MONEY. They do not care about the animals! They have separated mother’s from their babies, ocras have DIED there.
Please spread this around! As a website, we should vow to boycott SeaWorld and make a point that we will not support their cruelty! And if you are still uncertain, please watch Blackfish or visit their website to get the facts.
Not to mention, the ‘cove’ in Taiji, Japan, where marine parks go to pick out their perfect dolphins from their wild families, and then the unwanted ones are slaughter each year.
Barenaked Ladies, Heart, and Willie Nelson have already canceled their shows at SeaWorld due to Blackfish.
Other celebrities including Paris Hilton, Harry Styles, Zach Braff, Olivia Wilde, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Hefner, Russell Brand, Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Michelle Rodriguez, Ke$ha, Stephan Fry, Jason Biggs, Sam Simon, and more have tweeted about it and are working to get the word out as well.
Please, if you want to teach your loved ones about the beauty of wildlife, view them in the wild. That is where they belong.
YOU choose. THEY can’t.