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   Sorry SeaWorld, the only thing I believe is the Truth!

The lies, or excuses, used by the captive industry are pretty pathetic if you ask me. Every single one is disproven, and the truth is pretty blatant. Even just visiting a marine park, forget actual research for a moment, you will find so many obvious truths. I listed just a few of the lies used by the captive industry and its supporters, with ironic photos of instances or examples showing the opposite.
  1. "Welfare"- The welfare of the animal (dolphin, whale or porpoise), is only taken into consideration when it involves profit. An animal with an ugly injury will upset visitors, so it is taken care of, an animal with an injury that affects performance will bore visitors, so it is fixed, an injury that will cause the animal pain or discomfort, but will not greatly affect appearance or show performance will be left alone (rake marks for example, can be very serious on occasion, and are painful, but the animal can still preform). The very definition of captivity is the complete opposite of welfare. Capturing wild infants from their family, or forcing animals to become pregnant far too early and in inadequate conditions, taking infants from their mothers, strict training that does not benefit the animal in any way, placing them in super-confined, often dirty, areas with incompatible and aggressive tank mates, etc is NOT welfare. It is profit and greed.
  2. "Safety"- Captivity is not safe, for the animal or the person involved (usually trainers or caretakers, but occasionally visitors). Putting a wild animal in an inadequate environment with conditions that cause mental and physical diseases, deformities, conditions, and injuries is not safe for the animal. Those conditions and the product of them create an unstable, often hyper-aggressive or violent animal. This aggression is often taken out on other animals in the same enclosure, many times causing serious injury or even death, and can be taken out on humans. From the very beginning humans have been seriously injured and even killed by captive cetaceans, that often display severe mental problems not seen in the wild. In fact, wild cetaceans rarely ever harm humans, usually it has been a case of mistaken identity, for some species, like Orcas, they have never purposefully killed a human in the wild, and there are even more instances of them saving humans.
  3. "Respect"- Respect is something every animal deserves. Respecting an animal would be admiring them and protecting them, not causing pain, discomfort, or fear. Watching wild orcas interact and play from a boat, would be respecting them, their boundaries, and their well-being. Those orcas are not being disturbed, or tampered with, they are choosing to be viewed, they are choosing to interact with you and each other, they are choosing to preform amazing behaviors, and they can choose when they are finished. Captive orcas are stolen, disturbed animals, who are crammed in with others like them to be bullied and mentally abused. They are forced to preform clown-like tricks for a circus, and their well-being is only attended to so they can preform and bring in paying customers. No captive cetacean will die of age or natural causes. 
  4. "Entertainment"-  Entertainment is NOT cruelty. Entertainment is something in where the entertainer is not being forced, or abused. Entertainment is watching TV, playing games, even watching wild dolphins on a tour. Entertainment is not watching a once beautiful animal deprived and neglected, and put through abuse for no reason other than profit. Forcing a regal animal to preform demeaning tricks and paying to see this happen is not something to be amused by. Captive cetaceans do NOT represent their wild natural counterparts. They are nothing like them. Just puppets in a circus. Real entertainment should not be abusive or cruel, and should not result in the injury or death of humans and animals.
  5. "Rehabilitation"- Many marine parks, like SeaWorld, try to pass off that they are helping the animals, by rehabilitating injured animals and returning them. However, this is rare. Most times, injured animals, or those in danger, are left to suffer and either recover themselves or likely die. Places like SeaWorld only endeavor in rescuing an animal when it will benefit their profit, or their public image. Some parks have even purposefully put healthy animals in danger to come in and "rescue" them to look like heroes, or keep the animals for their collection. Kshamenk was purposefully beached, separated from his pod, and taken to captivity. He now has been dubbed "the most abused Orca in the world", swimming in a pool almost the exact length as himself for over 10 years. He has been kept in these conditions to be used for his sperm. Kshamenk is featured in this collage under "family". Another example is Morgan. Morgan the orca was found separated and starving as a young calf. She was rescued under strict rules, she could not be displayed or preform for profit, she could not be bred, and she needed to be rehabilitated and released. Morgan was put on display in a dolphinarium within 2 months of her capture. She was recovered, and was healthy enough to be rehabbed and released, though too young to be on her own, her pod had to be found. A Norwegian pod was located with Morgan's vocals (Vocals and dialects are unique to each pod and region) with every indication of being her pod. SeaWorld sent her to Loro Parque in the Canary Isles instead. She is on display, and she has been placed with an adult male, who is bullying her, to force her cycles to start early so they can breed her FAR too young. She has been denied freedom despite being the most likely candidate for release. Rehabilitation and Release programs have been proven very effective. 
  6. "Therapy"- Cetaceans are often used for therapy too. Many of these dolphins are from Drive Hunts, notoriously cruel hunts draining wild populations. While animals are extremely valuable in rehabilitating humans, mostly children, and their company is very therapeutic, programs that let children ride domesticated horses, or that train domestic dogs for service/emotional support are just as effective, but they are cheaper, more accessible, and they don't force wild animals into these cruel conditions for life. 
  7. "Love"- Many supporters of captivity, and anti-caps, claim they support their side because they love the animals. The industry, and owners of these animals have no excuse, but visitors want to see the animal they love. True love would never steal, harm, enslave, or demean, but I personally believe pro-caps that claim the love the animals, often do love them, they just have a misguided view, or have no been properly educated on captivity. You can see wild cetaceans, preforming acts you would never see in SeaWorld, and they are doing so willingly. You don't have to support an industry that harms them for profit. I am anti-captivity because I love cetaceans. I could never support harming them, I have educated myself. I am also against cruelty of any kind, and almost everything about captivity has negative effects on the animals. Animals as social and intelligent as cetaceans suffer the most in a circus. 
  8. "Education"- Even pro-caps admit there is very little educational about a trip to SeaWorld. The whole park is strictly a theme park, a show. "Educational" tours give out false information to hide the truth, so that their customers don't realize it is wrong (such as the tricks are natural, they live longer in captivity, or they are very safe in their tanks). Research done by marine parks is limited to subjects like keeping cetaceans alive in captivity, artificial insemination, subjects that benefit the park. 99% of the research done about these animals cannot and does not apply to the real (wild) animals anyways, the only thing a captive dolphin and a wild dolphin have in common is they look like dolphins and they are intelligent and social. Captive cetaceans do not display natural behaviors, they aren't even in natural physical states, most captive cetaceans have severe destructive habits, mental illnesses and conditions, and diseases that wild dolphins do not. Nearly all usable research about cetaceans is being done why observing and interacting with wild dolphins, whales, and porpoises. 
  9. "Conservation"- Captivity is not conservation. Conservation is protecting the animals. Preserving their habitats and food supplies, keeping their numbers safe to repopulate to healthy limits. Captivity takes from wild populations, and returns nothing. Marine parks do not breed to repopulate, they do not do credible or usable research. In fact, dolphin drive hunts, like the Taiji hunts (a photo of one of these hunts is photographed under "love" in this collage), were re-started for the demand for captive cetaceans alone. These hunts trap entire pods, no limit, and slaughter them for food (dolphin meat is not necessary and only a serious minority of people worldwide eat it, not to mention it is extremely toxic with mercury), and some calves, after being trapped, watching their family slaughtered in the most inhumane way (dolphins in these hunts die very slowly and painfully), are taken to be sold for marine parks/museums. SeaWorld claims they do not support this, however on multiple occasions have they bought, or tried to buy from, drive hunts and the Taiji hunt specifically. 
  10. "Family"- Marine parks have no concern for the cetacean's sense of family. Orcas and other dolphins are extremely social. Orcas stay with their family for life (50-100 years, an average of 50-80 in the wild, and 30-40 years with an average of 9 in captivity). They have entire parts of the brain dedicated to emotion and bonding that humans don't even have. We cannot understand their extreme bonds. Marine parks like SeaWorld destroy families by abducting infants (many pod members are killed in the process), and sticking orcas in unnatural and dangerous arrangements of other animals. They are notorious for separating mothers from their infant calves, causing severe emotional and mental trauma to both animals.They claim they respect the 'mother-calf' bond, but nearly all of their calves are separated from their mothers by even continents. The newest orca to be artificially inseminated for them, Kalia a 9 year old child (far too young to be pregnant), is only JUST confirmed pregnant, and within a month they will separate her from her mother by many states to another on of their parks. Once she gives birth (december of this year), IF the calf is even born alive let alone survives the first few months, they will be separated within a year or two, possibly more. Far too many of their orcas are inbred, some to direct family (brothers to sisters, mothers to sons etc) and often on purpose.

I have done my research, I have educated myself. Knowledge is power, and the truth speaks. Do not support captivity, whether for your love of the animals, your hate of cruelty and abuse, or just because it is wrong.

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Mimose91 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm marine biologist, and I agree with your view! And even if I weren't it should be common sense, that such huge, intelligent creatures are supposed to live in the ocean - not in the pool with artificial seawater. All circus stuff should end long, long time ago, but unfortunately people with little education still think it's funny to force animals to do what they want. This is the most primitive kind of entertainment on Earth.
"If we could live happy and healthy lives without hurting others - why wouldn't we?" ;)
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Zanizaila Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is all false. You're either deluded, ignorant, or a liar - possibly all, as most anti-caps are.
I don't have the energy or patience to go through all of this shit for the 100 millionth time, so here are my articles, if people care to do more research and thinking than a knee-jerk reaction, something that is tragically rare today.

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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate your Tumblr links but I followed the research of many different scientists who did their own, reliable and unbiased hands on research on the matter. I suggest you do the same.
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OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your opinion isn't fact,You should do more research on BOTH Sides,You are also using an endangered whale's death to promote your industry,Fuck you
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sea pens, like the ones used to rehabilitate Springer and Keiko (free willy) to the wild are being built and several aquariums plan to retire their cetaceans to them, but SeaWorld refuses. they will milk every buck out of their dolphins.
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OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad that seaworld Dosent care but glad your back!
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scorchwillow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student
I do not agree with this. SeaWorld does not lie. Anyways, Kshamenk has never been to SeaWorld and his living conditions are not at all suitable for a killer whale. However... I stand with SeaWorld. 
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Tanta26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If SeaWorld doesn't "lie" then why has it covered up so many deaths of it's animals?
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scorchwillow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Student
If Blackfish is "true", why does it only support the anti-captivity side of the argument? 
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Tanta26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because it was made to persuade the audience to be change their views on SeaWorld?
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scorchwillow Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Student
A true documentary shows both sides of the issue, and true facts, not whatever the directors feel like saying about an organization or company. 
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Tanta26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I agree.
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scorchwillow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student
This is why I believe Blackfish to be wrong. It's not that I disrespect your personal opinion; I just have no love for Blackfish, its directors, or PETA. 
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Tanta26 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really against Orca's being in captivity, just as long as they have proper living conditions. There are unfortunately many parks that know nothing about Orca's, and don't house them in proper environments, those company's are what I'm against.

And yes, I think Blackfish shouldn't try to make Orca captivity seem like an evil practice, because it isn't if the whales are well cared for.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not stand with SeaWorld. They lie, abhorrently and obsessively. They even featured an ad to combat criticism for their cruel separation of mother and calf orca by featuring a mother and calf on a photo with a caption that read "We do not separate mothers and calves" simple, but flawed. The photo ironically contained the photo of a mother, I believe Kasatka, with a calf that was in another country shortly after the picture was taken. Just one of MANY examples, I can give plenty more if you like.

and Kshamenk was captured with the help of seaworld, because they wanted to use him for their breeding program. He is where he is because they want his sperm, and frequently use it. I cant think of a worse hell that that Orca's life so far.
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Most Orcas in captivity are captive bread. Also Kshamenk was never taken by Sea World, however I do agree that his living condition is terrible. 
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many orcas in captivity now are captive bred, because the wild caught orcas didnt last as long as they should have. It doesnt make them any more suited to life in a bathtub and Kshamenk was captured and Seaworld threw full support into it to use him for their disgusting breeding program, which they do. 
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Also about Kshamenk I know he was forcefully captured, I only said Sea World weren't the guys who captured him. I'm curious on when Sea World used Kshamenk for their breeding program.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can actually find it somewhere on their website, I did a while back, about breeding orcas, you will see kshamenk by name. Also Morgan the orca is listed too,despite a condition (among other violated conditions) of ger "rescue" being thatshe not be used for display or breeding. 
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Ah okay
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I would say the fact that orcas are captive bred now is to reduce the need to capture more. And as you said that doesn't make their current enclosures any better, though Sea World is enlarging them.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They plan to fill these larger tanks with even more orca, which defeats the purpose of a larger tank. And captive bred is not better, they are not suited for captivity and become extremely unstable.
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I never said it was better. Also you do realize that orcas are just as smart as crows yet no one complains about crows living in captivity.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Crows are rarely used in captivity except for lab testing which people DO oppose even more so than captivity. Orca are actually smarter than crows, many scientists believe their intelligence rivals that of humans.

And by the way, just because there are other bad things going on doesn't make oneless or more important. Orca and dolphin captivity is not less of a problem because other animals are also enduring cruelty.
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AVCDPS Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
There are many zoos with corvids yet no one opposes corvids in captivity. You are right that Cetacean captivity is not as good as it should be but they aren't sea angels. Corvids are just as smart as cetaceans but no one complains. If anything corvids have even beaten chimps in memory tests. Why is it that people forget about corvids. Is it that they aren't as magnificent as cetaceans.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They are living beings, cruelty towards them is wrong sea angel or not. And you keep saying "no one opposes.. " but use an example that many many people do in fact oppose. 
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014   General Artist
Burn it to the ground (oh what, its SEA World, as in Sea), then destroy it some other way!!!!
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Derpy-Pikachu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Umm... in the 'Welfare' panel... is that blood...?
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes,  that is Kandu V blowing blood. Seaworld separated her and her young calf, Orkid, to make her preform better. Orkid was kept in a tank with one of the Corky orcas, and when Kandu returned a fight broke out. With no where to go it got violent, and Kandu rammed corky, severing a major artery in her head, I believe also breaking or dislocating her jaw. She bled out like this, with her young calf watching, for quite some time before her suffering ended.
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MonolithHyena Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Errrr whats going on in the love panel
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT would be the Taiji Dolphin Drive. I urge you to do a little digging on this so you can see for yourself what the price of captivity is for wild dolphins. Pods, sometime families of just a few, or massive 250+ member pods of various dolphins (bottlenose, white sided, rissos etc) are herded into a cove in Taiji Japan, there most or all will be slaughtered brutally. When I say brutally, I mean Ive seen clips of it, and it is absolutely hellish. Those that are not killed are either picked for captivity, or set free( and  by set free, I mean infants too young to survive without their mothers (they are not enough meat for slaughter) are dumped in the ocean to die). Those picked for captivity are what fuels the drive, marine parks will pay millions. These traumatized animals are set to tiny pens to start "training" (force-feeding, simple tricks which if they do not preform they are not fed). All for the captive industry. 
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SkylarClark Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skywolf: why hasn't SeaWorld been shut down for animal cruelty yet.
I'm not defending them. I'm just wondering because this is obviously animal cruelty and abuse.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because money can buy anything now-a-days. But now dolphinariums worldwide are being closed, the cetaceans protected, breeding programs shut down. Seaworld is losing massive revenue and attendance as well as stock drops and partnerships.
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SkylarClark Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skywolf: I hope they shut down soon. Hopefully more people learn about what places like that realy are like.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They will. They already have world-wide outrage. Stocks are plummeting by the day, attendance is barely on the board, revenue is almost nothing, partnerships are cancelled everywhere. Dolphinariums across the world are being closed. There is no future with cetacean abuse like SeaWorld.
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SkylarClark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skywolf: That's good news. :iconfoxyayzplz: :iconpyongiluplz: 
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albino-orca Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Very powerful image you've made. People forget that unlike most zoos and aquariums, SeaWorld (and places like it with orca) are theme parks/amusement parks first and foremost, and act as a zoo/rehab/rescue center as a secondary function- mostly because of publicity.

I have to disagree on one statement though, only because it's a little too black-and-white and too broad (I might sound like I'm ranting at you here, but that's not the case, just bear with me while I share my reasoning) . "No captive cetacean will die of age or natural causes.". I've noticed bottlenose dolphins can have a much longer lifespan than wild bottlenose dolphins, and given their much smaller size than orca, they can be accommodated for fairly easily and left in larger groups. This doesn't mean that most facilities do a great job caring for them or that I approve of circus-like shows, but I'm just saying it's possible to humanely care for them and in some cases, they are well cared for. There's a place in Florida called Marineland, which actually was the first dolphinarium in the world (established in 1938). A bottlenose dolphin born there in 1953 lived to be 61 years old. newsdaytonabeach.com/marinelan… another dolphin there, named Lilly Champagne, lived to be 45. And at many facilities, bottlenose dolphins such Winter were saved from unnatural deaths (in some cases, natural deaths such as stranding or abandonment/separation... whether we should intervene in natural deaths is another discussion altogether). I regret to say I don't think most rescued cetaceans can be released, because no one avoids hand-feeding them (causing them to associate people with food) and acclimating them to interacting with humans. The exception is/was Springer, and I hope to see more of that... but I won't hold my breath.

So my point is that although there are very few exceptions to cetaceans dying prematurely in captivity, bottlenose dolphins (for whatever reason) can be adequately cared for with some effort, and not all captive cetaceans will die of something besides old age.
Therefore saying that no captive cetaceans will die of old age or natural causes, I feel is leaving out information. I don't mean any of this as an insult to you personally, so please don't take it that way. I just felt the need to say something for the sake of balance and discussion. If your statement had been "No captive orca will die of age or natural causes." or "The majority of captive cetaceans won't die of age or natural causes, but will instead die prematurely.", I wouldn't disagree with it at all. To be clear I'm against breeding in captivity and any new captures aside from legitimatize rescues, so I wouldn't use some of the bottlenoses' lifespans as a way to justify amusement parks or anything like that.

Seeing as this deviation has 453 views as of today, I'd say you're doing a lot of good and educating quite a few people. You've covered a lot of points and done it well. I just hope to contribute a little towards it.
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Ragecomics100 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey you inspired me a ragecomic
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ty for your inspiration
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Raye-Shinigami Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To hell with SeaWorld.
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LeRevolutionnaire Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
This horror show called SeaWorld needs to shut down.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed, i do not support cruelty!
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ShadeWolfBuizel Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I dont support sea world. Man, these photos are disturbing ;^; especially the one that says welfare, is that blood coming out of the blowhole?!
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sorry they are disturbing but that is what makes people act. Yes, that is a real photo with real blood coming from the orcas blowhole. That is Kandu V. She was separated from her calf, orkid, and tried to protect her, attacking the other adult orca, Corky, and causing severe injuries to herself, breaking her jaw and severing blood vessels. It took a while for her to bleed out painfully while her infant daughter watched. This hyper-aggression is caused by captivity, increased by the tiny tanks with no where to run, and spurred on by actions like taking her calf away.
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ShadeWolfBuizel Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that must be painful...is that orca still alive?
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no, she died in front of her calf, who is still alive.
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ShadeWolfBuizel Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
;^; aww...
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leisurelyseizurely59 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Trainers even have a breaking point:

 www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/world/a…

Helping them is one thing, another thing is caging them beyond fully healed. Even when they are fully treated  and released they seem to die slowly. Very intriguing post, however. If you really wanted them to live free, let them live, it's like a fish in a fish tank only knowing boundaries and thinking the container is the only thing in their lives. But instead they simply believe its in our best nature to capture them, for shows, for money. Sickening.
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Except a fish can be accommodated for its natural life, and have a much more natural surrounding. Fish can be just as healthy in an aquarium as they would be in their natural habitat, and don't forget many species of aquarium fish have been altered from their natural form, and may not survive in the wild. 

Orcas and other cetaceans are just as intelligent as humans, (proven fact), and have far more complex emotional and psychological needs. When you put them in a tank, they know it is wrong. They can never be as happy or healthy, and their natural environment can never be accommodating. Hundreds of miles a day of ever-changing and stimulating ocean with their family pod will never be a shallow pool with strangers balancing a ball on its nose.
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