nicolejb
3 years ago5,000+ Views
After Sea World announced that 2016 would be the last year of the Orcha Show at the San Diego (FINALLY!), Sea World has more big changes...
And it's not Pro-Orca.

They are moving their show to the Middle East instead.

There was a bit of backlash...

The California Coastal Commission stopped them from moving abroad for their expansion of breeding orcas in the location.
And SeaWorld wasn't pleased
CEO Joel Manby stated that SeaWorld intends to fight the ruling. "We will challenge it in court," he said.
Shipping the orca's to a country where there is less of a stigma against whales in captivity would mean they could bring back their Orca show again.

Maybe the middle east needs to watch Blackfish...

What do my ocean peeps think about this?
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I'm really on the rocks. Blackfish is hard to watch but I also realize that it was made to be a political statement and they only fed people what they wanted them to see enough to invoke a certain amount of rage. Those types of videos often lead to more misunderstanding and useless anger. I'm not saying that the Orca shows are a good idea... it's clear that it's dangerous but honestly nobody bats an eyelash at the underfunded zoos whose animals are clearly bored or stressed. Really my only qualms were the fact that they weren't breeding responsibly and that they had taken calves that were not orphaned. I also disagree with the size of the tanks. Certain training techniques were unnecessary as well. On the other hand you have animals that are always fed, vetted and live in clean water.
I mean partly I'm happy they are stopping it here...but really...transferring them over to the middle East? it sickens me. Now we need to start focusing on circuses too...and dolphin shows! Sorry..I'm big on hating shows where they force animals to do tricks for us to "enjoy"
@nicolejb exactly! I believe that this is a selfish act from part of the CEO of Sea World. Yes, it's true that money keeps the world spinning but you can't really be that inhumane right?
Totally! they have to get used to a new environment, new training staff probably. those poor babies are going to go through a lot :( @RaquelArredondo
@sieveta Yeeeessss! I do not care for any human being to use animals in ANY way just so they can make money from the animals working. BS for sure! 😬😕😣
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