Seaworld debuted a new "Orca Show" which replaced the controversial 3 ring whale circus they had before.. however this new attraction which is said to focus more on marine predators, and whale behavior is still far from what these magnificent creatures deserve, which would be to live the rest of their lives in a seaside sanctuary and not a concrete tank.
Lindy Donahue, an animal behaviorist at SeaWorld, told ABC News that "the animals are happy," and the work the park has done in recent years to accommodate the animals "is absolutely enough." Animal "expert" Jack Hanna then backed Donahue by saying "these animals are born in a beautiful situation at SeaWorld, they have every kind of care there is. They take care of these animals better than most people throughout the world. They’re happy animals." Jack went further by exclaiming "We have to understand what these whales are. No one can see a whale. If you see a whale, you fall in love with these animals, they’re beautiful. SeaWorld will always be a repository of the ocean world and of whales. No one, after 50-something years of research, can ever top that." Unfortunately.. if that were the case there wouldn't have been at least three trainer deaths within the parks recent history, The death of Tilikum among other issues behavior or otherwise.
Conservation, research and rehabilitation doesn't consist of showcasing creatures and exploiting them for financial gain.
I'm 100% certain that the real conservationists, researchers, and individuals who are out in the field working to help these animals in their natural environment are topping the 50 years of whale torture Seaworld seems to be so proud of.
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