Popular culture, technology, the spread of information, and, of course, people's attitudes have all evolved over the last 30 years seemingly everywhere - that is, except at SeaWorld. The "sea circus" chain still continues to breed and keep orcas like Tilikum in captivity for profit.
SeaWorld needs to get with the times.
Some orca pods in the wild have been observed swimming as many as 138 miles in a single day.
The tanks at SeaWorld are so small that an orca would have to swim more than 1,200 laps to cover the 100 miles that he or she might have swum in the wild.
Today, compassionate people all over the world are opening their eyes to the cruelty inherent in keeping animals like Tilikum in captivity.