28. On the #AskSeaWorld site, there is a section where SeaWorld has asked if they have ever saved a killer whale. I have some questions about most of the examples quoted.
First of all, the first example SeaWorld give is not of a killer whale at all, but of JJ, a grey whale calf. The rescue of JJ was touted as a great SeaWorld success. My questions about this are, first of all, is it not correct that SeaWorld refused to get involved with JJ's rescue until the press picked up the story, initially 'coldly refusing' requests for help? (http://whalerescueteam.org/rescue-stories/j-j-rescue/)
Once JJ was released, SeaWorld deemed the story a great success but is it not correct that the transmitter fitted to JJ fell off 3 days later and she was not sighted since then?
How can SeaWorld in good faith call this a success while at the same time condemning Keiko's release, who independently fed and crossed the ocean, as a tragic failure?
A further example quoted in this question refers to the rescue of a pod of orcas that wandered into Barnes lake, Alaska, saying people can read about their role in this rescue in the link provided. The link SeaWorld provides, however, only gives two explicit mentions of SeaWorld, one stating that 2 people from SeaWorld arrived (on the third day of the operation) and one that thanked SeaWorld for financial support. It did not give any indication of what SeaWorld's advice, if any, was. I would like to know what their opinion and advice in this situation actually was.