“Ma'am, we don’t condone abuse, we rescue these animals to rehabilitate them.”
Look at this picture. Look at how collapsed this orca’s fin is. This does not happen in the wild AT ALL. There was only ONE or orca without a collapsed fin, and it was a baby (who was born in captivity, might I add). Look at this and try to condone what you are doing.
These animals were not made to be used for our entertainment. The fact that they are even docile and trained should sicken you; is there anything in this world that humans have not tampered with? Keeping these beautiful creatures in a tiny pool so we can ‘ooh’ and 'ah’ at them is disgusting. There were even children who asked their parents why the orca’s fin was bent.
The fact that they wouldn’t answer me when I asked why their dorsal fins were collapsed just shows me that they have no honesty. Don’t pretend that it happens anywhere else than in captivity.
Another thing I observed is that almost all of the orcas have visible scarring.
When I went around to look at the orcas after the show, they were all floating at the top of the pool, rather than swimming (not making one of the 1,400 laps they need to achieve the regular amount of swimming that they do in the wild). I nearly cried watching them. They are visibly depressed.
Don’t you DARE pretend that you give a flying fuck about animals when you sell meat products, abuse these animals, and keep them in captivity.
Fuck you, SeaWorld.