Finally SeaWorld has consulted experts before putting together a crowd-pleasing spectacle - only they're experts in Broadway productions, not sea mammals. In addition to building a new [eyesore] set, "We also reach out and get a wealth of information from experts [in] the field," Michael Fletcher, the park's vice president of entertainment, told the Orlando Sentinel. "We have folks involved from Broadway, television, film, radio, to help us really tell the story the best way we can."
The Dodo asked Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an international marine wildlife conservation organization, to comment on the video exclusively for The Dodo. Here's what they said:
"Intelligent marine mammals like sea lions belong free in the ocean - their natural environment - not on stages performing senseless tricks for SeaWorld in front of noisy crowds."