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Healthy animals don't need psychoactive drugs, but animals at SeaWorld do. The parks' captive orcas not only display troubling behavior that warrants psychoactive intervention, but they also receive that intervention in the form of benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax -- even if they're nursing calves -- against widely accepted veterinary guidelines. Animal welfare advocates say the aggression and anguish captive animals display, which often prompts the use of psychoactive drugs, is the result of their captivity.
7) SeaWorld profits off keeping orcas and other marine animals in captivity.