Captive Orcas Reportedly Chewing Teeth Off and Banging Heads Into Walls Must be Freed

Target: Marc G. Swanson, Interim CEO SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Goal: Release all orcas into the wild or to accredited sanctuaries.

Despite years of efforts to free SeaWorld’s orcas, this amusement park chain is still imprisoning these majestic animals for the entertainment and profit of humans. A former SeaWorld orca trainer, John Hargrove, is continuing his push to end this inhumane practice.

According to Hargrove, it is the confinement and mistreatment of orcas that has led to numerous high profile deaths at the parks. “Physical and psychological damage endured by human prisoners in solitary confinement is well documented. Orcas at amusement parks such as SeaWorld suffer the same fate,” noted Hargrove.

Hargrove is quick to point out that the orcas, themselves, are not to blame for the deaths at the park. Instead, the orcas eventually acted out, likely because of the harsh conditions they were forced to endure.

Incredibly, Hargrove claims that more than 40 orcas, 400 dolphins, and numerous whales have died at SeaWorld. Reportedly, some of the causes of death included pneumonia, infections, traumatic injuries, encephalitis, heart failure, and intestinal gangrene.

He also claimed that the confined mammals often broke their own teeth from chewing on concrete and slammed their heads against the walls of their cages.

SeaWorld has disputed many of these claims and also has agreed to stop breeding orcas. However, they continue to imprison orcas and force them to put on shows for humans inside tiny enclosures.

SeaWorld must finally do the right thing and release these majestic creatures.


Dear Marc G. Swanson,

Numerous humans have been killed by orcas at your parks, and numerous orcas, dolphins, and other whales, have apparently died, as well. These tragedies have been attributed by many experts to the severe stress these mammals face due to years of confinement.

A former SeaWorld trainer claims some of the deaths are attributed to pneumonia, infections, traumatic injuries, encephalitis, heart failure, and intestinal gangrene.

It is cruel to continue to imprison these intelligent and majestic animals for the entertainment and profit of humans. Please do the right thing and release all of SeaWorld’s remaining orcas to the wild or an accredited sanctuary.

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Gimli62


  1. Torah Wolf says:

    Quit holding these stolen animals captive oh boy wait till evil humans pass on and see what side of the gulf in heaven they’re going to be on gashing of teeth yeah and the Bible describes it as a pretty scary place to be well you cannot escape until judgment Day and then they’ll just be thrown in the lake of fire if they haven’t been forgiven and burn to ashes from within like Satan… On that day I will derive much pleasure from watching them burn for all the evil they inflicted on these poor animals and probably humans too…. You don’t live in these bodies forever these bodies grow old they wither and they die and then your soul leaves your body where do you think it’s going to go God decides and if you have lived a life away from God and do things like this that are evil and hurt others then you don’t end up in a very good place and that is a very long time that’s what Catholics call purgatory.

  2. And the self-serving PUBLIC needs to STOP ATTENDING & FUNDING all these watery prison camps. What those in this industry, OR you as a complicit attendee, do to other animals will be done to you as well. Live with higher values, or you’ll reap the same fate. Those are Nature’s Laws.

  3. Laura O'Donnell says:

    What more can i do to get these mammals freed? This makes me heartsick but not surprised

  4. Why are people so ignorant and heartless? They are so empty of humanity that they want to be entertained by suffering animals. Part of the problem is that they don’t know and are prevented from knowing what’s going on.

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