News SeaWorld Finally Gives In & Promises to Not Be Assholes Anymore

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  1. Cinnaminion

    Cinnaminion All Shadowy Light

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    After so much protesting, and of course massive revenue loss ....they finally get it.
    And if this thread has been created, merge please. My apologies, I don't do this thread starting stuff ever.
    I did manage a tag though.

    I'm just really happy this is finally happening. :jumpclap:




    SeaWorld CEO: We're ending our orca breeding program. Here's why.

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    We are proud of contributing to the evolving understanding of one of the world's largest marine mammals. Now we need to respond to the attitudinal change that we helped to create — which is why SeaWorld is announcing several historic changes. This year we will end all orca breeding programs — and because SeaWorld hasn't collected an orca from the wild in almost four decades, this will be the last generation of orcas in SeaWorld's care. We are also phasing out our theatrical orca whale shows.

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    SeaWorld says it will end killer whale breeding program immediately
    The company announced Thursday morning that the breeding program would end immediately. The company also announced a partnership with the Humane Society.

    The company announced Thursday morning that the breeding program would end immediately. The company also announced a partnership with the Humane Society.

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    Some critics want us to go even further; they want us to “set free” the orcas currently in our care. But that's not a wise option.

    Most of our orcas were born at SeaWorld, and those that were born in the wild have been in our parks for the majority of their lives. If we release them into the ocean, they will likely die. In fact, no orca or dolphin born under human care has ever survived release into the wild. Even the attempt to return the whale from “Free Willy,” Keiko, who was born in the wild, was a failure.

    For as long as they live, the orcas at SeaWorld will stay in our parks. They'll continue to receive the highest-quality care, based on the latest advances in marine veterinary medicine, science and zoological best practices.

    The Humane Society recognizes the critical work SeaWorld performs as one of the largest rescue organizations in the world. SeaWorld will increase its focus on rescue operations — so that the thousands of stranded marine mammals like dolphins and sea lions that cannot be released back to the wild will have a place to go.

    SeaWorld will also join in the Humane Society's efforts to raise awareness of animal welfare, offering humane food options and serving only sustainable seafood.

    Without a critical mass of informed and energized people, humanity will never make the difficult decisions that are necessary to halt and reverse the exploitation of wild places and the extinction of wild species

    By offering our guests enjoyable, memorable and educational experiences, SeaWorld will continue to create the constituency for conservation, just as we helped to inspire the changing attitudes that, in turn, inspired our company's changing policies.

    Joel Manby is the president and chief executive officer of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.
     
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    I'm really happy about it too!
     
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    the movie blackfish bummed me out when i saw it...the part about the mother orca grieving about her baby that was taken away from her was pretty mind blowing..
     
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    Are they going to be releasing the lead singer of Heart as well?

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    This is really all happening because of Blackfish...it was powerful to lots. Me too.

    And there's this....:D

     
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    turnabout is fair play..
     
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  7. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Looks like Robin with lighter skin.
     
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    she went from being a barracuda to being a narwhal..
     
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    FINALLY!
     
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    beetlejosh "About a hundred feet taller." Gold

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    Mmmmm...whale! Just needs tartar sauce.

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    narwhal is the only way lions should be made to fight

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    Someone will protest dolphin shows next.
     
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    Sea World are fucking assholes for keeping these beautiful animals in captivity.

    But I'm a bigger asshole b/c I did pay admission to ride this.

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    Already happening.

    SeaWorld will have no more of those either. :cool:
     
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    Is beth going to be the next seal to learn to play tunes on a horn
     
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    Fuck PETA and all you other animal queers
     
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    What's new? Liberals always want to release killers.
     
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    I love animals but to be honest I don't think Seaworld has done anything wrong.
     
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    Watch Blackfish.
    Even if you discount 70% of the material in the documentary, it's clear it's time to evolve away from making these creatures perform for our entertainment.
     
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    Hmmmm those whales are pretty much trapped in a bathtub bro... they normally swim 100s of miles a day