Summary: Prejudice Against Seaworld

1381 Words 6 Pages
Prejudice Against SeaWorld Do you know what a vaquita is? If you don’t, I’ll explain it later. As the next generation, we should not condemn SeaWorld for the caretaking of captive orcas. This organization never broke the law in obtaining what few wild orcas they own. Most of the orcas in SeaWorld have been born using their groundbreaking breeding program and have never experienced the ocean, pollution, or hunger. The orcas in captivity receive the best medical attention in the world and help protect their wild counterparts through aiding research. The best option for now is to let the orcas remain where they are in captivity. All in all, SeaWorld’s orcas are thriving to say the least, and we shouldn’t be condemning a brilliant organization. …show more content…
As of current, they are not permitted to move whales in a deal made with the state of California. In a National Geographic article it was stated that California would only approve the building of bigger tanks for the orcas if SeaWorld stopped moving whales and shut down their breeding program, among other demands (Hugo). According to SeaWorld Cares, a website that debunks SeaWorld myths, the film “Blackfish” misleads viewers into believing that SeaWorld frequently relocates and separates families of orcas (SeaWorld Cares). Their last orca calf was born in April with its grandmother and aunts by its mother's …show more content…
SeaWorld has managed to gather the best zoologists, veterinarians, researchers and conservationists in the world (McKinney). Their team’s research has led to numerous discoveries and helped so many orcas in the wild. By having the orcas in captivity, the researches have access to information that they would normally not be able to attain (McBain and Andrews). (Give and example) According to a letter sent to me by SeaWorld, the long range swimming orcas do in the wild is not necessary for their health. The distances orcas go in the wild is based on their search for food during different seasons. With this in mind, orca trainers still ensure that each orca receives exercise, environmental enrichment, and nutritional requirements (Ask Shamu

Related Documents