“At least 165 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves. SeaWorld holds 22 orcas in its three parks in the United States. At least forty-eight orcas have died at SeaWorld.”
————————————————————————This fact is heart wrenching, and can easily be avoided if we didn’t enslave and in-prison such complex marine species. What’s the point in putting them in pools if we can naturally see them in the wild? Putting these animals in captivity can cause them many health issues, due to human ignorance. They suffer from broken teeth (can cause infection and lead to death, SeaWorld drills holes in their teeth to stop them from braking), kidney disease, Pneumonia, West Nile virus and other ‘general’ infections that can be left untreated. ————————————————————————What can we do? Never go to places like SeaWorld who enslave these beautiful creatures, sign petitions to try and get them shut down and to visit wild orcas/dolphins and seals to experience how they really act!