All these issue are a direct product of boredom from living in such a horrifically sterile environment.
At SeaWorld of Texas we consistently forced our whales to go into the smallest pool of the facility, the med pool, which is only 8 feet deep and roughly only 15 feet by 25 feet. Reasons for forcing one or more whales to repeatedly go into this pool, nearly every show, ranged from: keeping a whale from disrupting a show, to keeping whales separated, or simply not having enough staff. These whales were forced to float motionless in this 8-foot-deep pool for up to hours at a time.
I fought this issue with management but still could not stop it.
I was a trainer at Shamu stadium in California when Daniel Dukes was killed in Florida in 1999.
I was a trainer at Shamu stadium in Texas when both Alexis Martinez and Dawn Brancheau was killed and horrifically dismembered. So I was privy to that information, but they still withheld information. After Alexis was killed, I was swimming in shows again after only two days and still did not have any details of what happened. It would take two and a half to three weeks before we did.