Case Study Of Seaworld

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Orcas have their own sophisticated culture and way of life, but living in captivity may not allow them to realize the full benefit of cultural theory. This is not what the founders of SeaWorld envisioned. Therefore, because of documentaries like Black Fish and pressure from animal researchers, activist and those who embrace cultural theory, SeaWorld is moving away from the practice of holding orcas in captivity. This may seem like a potential disaster for such a successful business model and only time will tell the future success of SeaWorld, but the cultural impact is noticeably apparent. Cultural theory is relevant towards the founders work because of the time period that they operated in and created their legacy. Businesses can be compared to life because it takes time and discipline for a business to fully mature, similar to how a person develops from childhood to becoming an adult. Business is traditionally one the most common ways of making a living and achieving success in America. If operated correctly, a single business can potentially benefit many people simultaneously through its contributions to a community and families. Family businesses have traditionally provided an even closer bond to communities and provides a strong link in the business system itself. Most family …show more content…
Despite the problems, it is certainly a business model to follow. There are other similar entertainment organizations like Circus’s who no longer feature elephants because of the disadvantages associated with captivity. Based on their size and the potential danger resulting from living in captivity, including the cruelty concerns, places the elephant and orca in similar situations. But it appears we are learning to not deal with our desire to be entertained at the expense of the animals we admire, love and

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