It's great to see the support for ending captivity growing. Every week now there seems to be a story about a rotten zoo or marine park. SeaWorld needs to commit and take action to emptying their tanks. They need to stop their breeding program, stop these beautiful creatures being used for human entertainment, take them away from this parade and retire them. Captivity is rarely good for any animal, let alone a 6.9 meter-long (approx. 23 feet) orca. The size of these tanks is just not enough; in the ocean they are used to swimming great lengths and diving to huge depths. Also, like most animals, they are extremely intelligent, maternal and very interactive with their own species. This segregation and repetitive boredom is not fun for them, nice, pleasant or good in any way.
Please help spread this message, that captivity is not right and we need to make places like Seaworld extinct. Inform others, watch the documentary "Blackfish," go on social media. Inform and educate where you can.
Below is part two of my interview with "Blackfish" cast member & senior ex-trainer at SeaWorld, Dr Jeffrey Ventre.