Target: Joel Manby, Chief Executive Officer (ceo) Of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment,
Shocking footage from the 2013 movie “Blackfish” reveals the horrors the orcas at SeaWorld experience. The orca “Tilikum” was kidnapped from the wild during the 80’s at the age of two and forced to perform at the park. After years and years of being stuck in a tank much, much smaller than his former home in the ocean, he became psychologically traumatized and was so stressed that he killed several people, including his trainer, Dawn. SeaWorld recently announced that it would stop breeding orcas for use in shows, and that killer whale shows in the San Diego location would end in 2017, and that killer whale shows in the Orlando and San Antonio locations would end by 2019. However, that is not soon enough, and the orcas(also known as killer whales) will have to undergo years of trauma before the shows finally end for good. As if that is not bad enough, SeaWorld refuses to release it’s captive orcas to the wild once the shows end, despite the fact that a non-profit organization called The Whale Sanctuary Project is building a sanctuary for captive whales and dolphins to be retired to. SeaWorld claims that it’s orcas are too weak to return to the wild. SeaWorld must stop keeping orcas captive! SeaWorld needs to end it’s whale shows right now, not years from now!