These words and piece of information I found from Jeffrey Ventre was quite intriguing to me as I'm sure it will be to you. SeaWorld has been linked and involved in dolphin drives. In this case, in Japan, false killer whales shipped from a drive to Kamogawa SeaWorld then to SeaWorld here in the U.S. (The top of the letter reads 'Kamogawa SeaWorld') as I had to crop it due to multi-post. Here's his words;
"I worked with 5 false killer whales during my years at the Whale & Dolphin Stadium in Orlando. These Pseudorca were captured in Japanese drive fisheries. I recently was provided paperwork evidence for Teri’s capture/transfer to SeaWorld. He was collected in Taiji on 21 February 1983 and routed via Kamogawa Sea World in Japan, to SeaWorld in California. While I don’t have the paperwork on all 5 that I worked with (Teri, Suki, Hana, Zori, Yaki), Teri and Suki are confirmed from Taiji, and the others are suspected from Taiji, although there is more than one drive fishery for small cetaceans in Japan. While not ground-breaking, it does provide evidence of a direct link between SeaWorld, Taiji, and Kamogawa Sea World. The whale on the right is Hana. She is/was so cute. All five of the pseudorca died young in captivity. In general, the trainers did not know of the brutal collection history of these whales while working at SeaWorld in Orlando. That information was kept from us or was warped to make it seem like SeaWorld saved the animals. The reality is that SeaWorld created the demand which grew the drive fisheries & the industry world wide. JV"
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