SeaWorld still keeps orcas in captivity even though all signs point to this being wrong.
It's still jarring for me to think about the fact that SeaWorld treats its animals so poorly. It's not something that ever crossed my mind when I was 6, or 9 or 12 years old, because I trusted them. That trust was misplaced though, and it's still misplaced - the thousands of families who still go to SeaWorld together are being lied to, just like we were.
I understand - it's easy not to think about where the whales came from, or how they're being treated behind the scenes. We can't ignore it anymore though. The secret's out, and for sake of the young kids who will put their trust in SeaWorld if taken there, we can't just not think about it.
Because we've all been lied to, and we shouldn't stand for that.