Yes, woah is what I’m thinking.
The Dodo actually had this article up early this year: https://www.thedodo.com/community/Joeshamufan/the-lies-behind-blackfish-511771181.html
But it was then taken down, we can’t have contrary opinions (or facts!), now can we…
Also the media seems to love to make it seem as if SeaWorld is now planning this tank-expansion as a last ditch-attempt to save their asses, because of Blackfish (happened last year) and the stock drop (this last week!!), while in reality this must have taken years of planning. They probably did it on purpose to be announced at their 50th anniversary.
"SeaWorld is finished!" seems to be more like daydreaming from some of the haters. When I see pictures posted by people visiting the parks, there is no Blackfish-effect whatsoever.
Kyle Kittleson also posted that interesting story when he wore an “Ask me about Blackfish”-shirt, 20 people did, and only one(!) knew about Blackfish. (And, that one guy was thrilled when he heard Kyle used to be a killer whale trainer and not one of the “Blackfish people”.)
The vast majority of people don’t even know Blackfish exists. They are really making it a much bigger thing than it is (and every single news report has to talk about it for like half the video).
I’ve been seeing a lot of “animal rights” activists passing around photos of zoo animals and taking them completely out of context in order to support their propaganda that all zoo animals are abused by their keepers.
We’re going to play a little thinking game.
Well actually, those parrot cages are really small.
This was what my macaw lived in (and the first picture is after I just got him, so the cage was really boring but got furnished better later on)
It was really on the verge of what I would keep such a large bird in (and actually illegally small in my country ._.), but I guess if they only stay in those small cages for a while, like overnight, and are then let out in aviaries during the day it’s absolutely fine.
Otherwise your post is spot-on. :)
Something similar worth looking at is this: http://melissaasmith.hubpages.com/hub/sad-zoo-animals
For the love of all that is holy, you guys!
Can you not compare AI of animals to rape?
Like what the actual hell is wrong with you?????
I don’t agree with AI in the case of cetaceans at all, but comparing it with what rape victims go through is a shitty thing to do.
DON’T DO IT.
I agree with this 100%.
Rape is being attacked.
Rape is traumatic.
Rape will leave you mentally scarred.
It is not something to be tossed around lightly by insensitive fucking extremists.
When Kalia’s pregnancy was announced, I swear to you there were people shouting “SeaWorld are child rapists of orcas!”
I mean really.
That’s a prime example of how some of the antis really do everything they can to compare SeaWorld with the worst scum of society.
They will be more than twice the size, with an enormous depth, plus actual water currents to give the whales more exercise, and make their lives more natural.
What exactly is so different with keeping orcas in a facility like that, from keeping parrots (not domesticated) in small cages? Or lions in zoo enclosures?
Why is it that I never get an answer to what’s so very special about cetaceans, why they seem to have an innate need for “freedom” that literally no other animal on Earth seems to possess?
They want to be happy and healthy, get companionship, stimulation and exercise. If they have that, they’re happy. They have no concept of abstract things like “freedom”, only humans do.