No whale, dolphin, or any animal should be kept in captivity. There is nothing ‘natural’ about keeping an animal like this locked up- whether it’s concrete or not- to be bored all day. These animals are too smart to be held in captivity. They deserve to roam the vast ocean, free and with their families.
:( :( :( guys this is why you can’t support captivity- listen if Seaworld is doing it other parks will still do it. Even if you say SeaWorld’s parks are top notch in the captive industry, it doesn’t matter. Other places see how much money Seaworld brings in and they really don’t care about the habitat for the animals, they’ll do the bare minimum just to have a killer whale to make money. DONT BUY A TICKET AND DONT SUPPORT ANY MARINE PARKS NO MATTER WHAT THEIR FACILITIES LOOK LIKE THEY ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY.
SeaWorld just bragged again about being a “global leader in the zoological and animal welfare world” but where is the intervention in Taiji? Or even for Lolita in her illegal tank in their own back yard? And unfortunately their crimes don’t end at ignoring these tragedies, they actively exploit situations like Kshamenk’s and Morgan’s for their own financial gain while dragging individuals who’ve committed their lives to research and conservation of wild cetaceans through the muck.