Please sign and share my petition urging the Government of Dubai not to allow SeaWorld to open a SeaWorld park in Dubai. I started this petition because I just recently heard that SeaWorld in planning to open a SeaWorld park in Dubai by the year 2020. Here is the link to my petition:
Dubai and SeaWorld have plans to open a SeaWorld park in Dubai by the year 2020.
SeaWorld is already one of the worst cases of wild animal abuse in the history of the United States and SeaWorld should not be allowed to exist in Dubai as well. SeaWorld is absolutely barbaric in terms of what they are doing to these poor marine animals they have in captivity at their theme parks. In the wild, killer whales are the king of the ocean and they swim 100 miles per day. In confinement, they are living in a tiny swimming pool that is the equivalent to a human living in a bathtub. They feed the whales and dolphins drugged fish to keep them docile and brain dead and they starve them as a tool to force them to perform tricks.
The whales and dolphins are starved before each show and not fed until after they perform all of the tricks. The killer whales have sunburns all over their bodies from living in a hot, sunny, shallow pool their entire life in the sun drenched cities that all the SeaWorld parks are located in. (SeaWorld's locations are in sun drenched San Diego, CA, San Antonio, TX and Orlando, FL.) Yet in the wild they swim at much lower depths and are able to avoid the sun. The trainers paint over the killer whales' sunburns with black zinc oxide in an attempt to hide their sunburns from the public. Thus opening a SeaWorld park in Dubai would be incredibly cruel because the Orcas will be forced to endure the hot Dubai desert sun beating down on them and they won't be able to escape it since they will be trapped in a shallow swimming pool.
The whales have dents and gauges all over their bodies from ramming their bodies into the sides of the tanks in their attempts to escape. The whales' teeth are grinded down from biting the edges of their glass enclosures while trying to escape. Worst of all, the SeaWorld trainers rape the whales. The trainers masturbate the male whales, then put his sperm in a pump and shove it inside the female whales' genitals. That's right, the SeaWorld trainers rape the whales in order to force them to get pregnant so they can breed more captives.
Once the female whales at SeaWorld give birth to the calf, the SeaWorld trainers rip the calf away from her immediately and start training the calf to be another one of their performers. Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years-their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The median age of orcas in captivity is only 9, and orcas at SeaWorld rarely make it even to the average life expectancy of their wild cousins.
The killer whale in the main picture on my petition was attacked by another killer whale he was forced to perform with and the other whale bit off such a large chunk of his flesh that you can actually see the bone in his chin and jaw sticking out. Yet even with this awful injury he is still forced to perform. And it 1989, killer whale Corky attacked a smaller killer whale named Kandu while they were being forced to perform, thus breaking her upper jaw and causing her nasal passage to hemorrhage. Kandu died of a nasal passage hemorrhage, and you could see blood hemorrhaging out of her blowhole for hours until she finally died.
And of course there's the numerous times the killer whales have finally lashed out and killed the trainers.
Here is a link to a PDF of pictures of the Killer Whale abuse at SeaWorld. This includes a picture of Kandu hemorrhaging blood from her blowhole shortly before she died from being attacked by much larger killer whale Corky while they were being forced to perform together. I also attached a picture of the killer whale whose lower jaw flesh was bitten off by another killer whale he was forced to perform with, thus exposing his chin and jaw bones. Additionally, I attached pictures of the trainers masturbating male whale Tilikum for his sperm and then forcefully inseminating a female whale with it:
The dolphins at SeaWorld also need to be in the wild. They are so poorly taken care of that a dolphin called a Pilot Whale recently got stuck on a ledge at SeaWorld Orlando and no trainers would come to push him back into the water for several minutes. The dolphin was probably trying to get free by attempting to jump out of his tiny enclosure when he instead got stuck on the ledge. Even other dolphins were trying to help him get back in the water and he couldn't get back in without assistance. The crowd of people was screaming in terror and demanding that the trainers come to push the poor dolphin back in the water. Finally, after people in the crown threated to protest outside SeaWorld, they sent two trainers to push him back in the water about 10 minutes later. Here is the video of the poor dolphin struggling to get back in the water while he flails around stuck on the ledge in a panic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWVmXthbAOw Thus overall, SeaWorld is disgusting and sad and a total violation of these whales, dolphins, sea lions and seals rights to freedom. All living beings deserve to be treated with respect and given freedom, and these killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, penguins and seals at SeaWorld are no different. Animals are not on this earth to be used as entertainment for humans. SeaWorld's reign as an evil corporation that tortures and enslaves marine wildlife needs to come to an end, thus Dubai should not help SeaWorld expand by allowing them to open a SeaWorld park in Dubai.