Man, I’m at a loss how whale watching companies are still in business, considering people never see anything out there!
Proof that the pro captivity argument is based on a foundation of selfishness. Disregard animal well being as long as your human wants of seeing them up close are satisfied.
For those of you who need a translation from pro cap to anti cap language:
"I like the Indy zoo because it’s appealing to me, not the animals. They have vets and stuff and the exhibits look pretty to humans. Yeah yeah, a lot of adorable baby dolphins have died there, and they kept repeatedly breeding unsuccessful mothers, but honestly I don’t give a shit because it’s fun for me there. Who really gives a shit about dead baby dolphins, am I right?!"
We’re fed up with saying it. These are living, breathing, intelligent animals, not characters in a bloody soap opera!
Forcefully inseminating a female so that she can produce more performing babies faster is SO beneficial to science. Thank goodness for captivity.
We’re assuming that when the OP said “bumps are to be expected,” they were referring to whenever an orca drowns or mauls someone.
How very caring of you.
Not only is that a photo of Keiko, but it’s probably the most well known photo of him when he was released into the wild from decades of captivity.
Really? Which southern residents have collapsed dorsals exactly?
Thank you SeaWorld for saving all the orcas.
"All of these orcas were saved from other aquariums that weren’t giving them right nutrition and were’t treating them right. SeaWorld bought them from the aquarium, gave them larger space and feeds them the right vitamins. They would never survive in the ocean, also they live longer than they actually should live at SeaWorld so that means there doing good. SeaWorld is doing a good thing and you all believe Blackfish. Frick that”.
Sorry if you can’t read the writing on this one. Getting the color readable was hard.