According to the Humane Society of the United States less than eight percent of people polled are in favor of killer whale captivity. Dr. Jim McBain DVM, director of Veterinary Medicine at Sea World Inc., and Brad Andrews, vice president of Zoological Operations at Sea World Inc., are both strong supporters for the captivity of killer whales. In an interview with Frontline, Dr. Jim McBain was quoted as saying “Businesses that survive are businesses that make money. There...
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...ans) the collapsed dorsal fin is a direct result from the whale suffering from depression.
While I will be the first to admit that I love visiting parks such as Sea World, it is impossible to provide killer whales with the spacious, healthy environment necessary for them to thrive and live a full life. I can remember as a child visiting Sea World, and sitting in the first row so that I could get splashed by Shamu. I thought that was the coolest thing, and I bragged about it to all of my friends. I also remember seeing Shamu in the pool thinking “how sad” and questioning my parents as to why Shamu wasn’t at the beach with the rest of the killer whales. Killer whales are beautiful and if you’re like most people then you would enjoy a show featuring a killer whale, however keeping them in captivity is wrong, unsafe, and it is not healthy for the animals.
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