99.9% of wording courtesy of my co-worker and friend.
The hypocrisy of people against SeaWorld is infuriating. I am going to start by saying I 100% support our military, their use of animals, and the bond between all animals and people. This is not a criticism of the story in this movie, but an example of hypocrisy. The woman behind this movie (Gabriela Cowperthwaite) is the same woman behind Blackfish. So, she is OK with training dogs to enter situations where they can be shot or blown up, but she’s not OK with training killer whales and other marine mammals to educate the public and inspire them to care about the planet? (By the way, the military also uses dolphins.) This director believes in the extraordinary bond between these dogs and soldiers but not between other animals and people!? (She did all she could to belittle and minimize the importance and even existence of the the bond between the trainers and whales in Blackfish.) Smells just like that cancerous website, The Dodo. The Dodo is run (with Daddy’s money) by a woman named Izzie Lerer. She happens to be an avid equestrian. She keeps horses in stalls and rides them for her enjoyment and entertainment, yet one of her biggest focuses is spreading negative propaganda against SeaWorld for…using animals for entertainment. Both women use manipulation and sensationalism to further their careers and business despite condoning and sharing stories, and participating in activities, that share the same fundamental principles.