Our whales are flourishing.
"We have an overwhelming amount of signs that prove that these animals are not only not thriving - they're not surviving," Hargrove, the former trainer, said last month.
Just in February, a beluga named Nanuq died after a fight with another whale, which one expert said wouldn't have happened in the wild. Orcas have been repeatedly injured in fights - including one whale named Nakai who sliced open the bottom of his jaw - and from chewing on grates and sun exposure.
They also suffer psychosis and anxiety from being in captivity, and are given drugs like Valium to keep them stable.
We want to have a dialogue.
Manby told investors on Thursday that "Our goal is to engage in a healthy dialogue ... based on facts."
When SeaWorld launched its #AskSeaWorld campaign on Twitter, inviting people to send in their questions, they were bombarded with queries about the company's treatment of its orcas. SeaWorld bizarrely dismissed them all as trolls and spambots.