SeaWorld to phase out killer whale show

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  1. chapped

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    SeaWorld intends to phase out its longstanding killer whale show at its San Diego park next year as part of a comprehensive strategy unveiled Monday to re-position the embattled company amid persistent criticisms of how it treats its orcas.

    In its place would be a new orca experience debuting in 2017, described as "informative" and designed to take place in a more natural setting that would carry a "conservation message inspiring people to act." The announcement is contained in a company document posted online in advance of a webcast this morning in which SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby and other senior executives will unveil their vision for the company and its collection of 11 parks.

    Just last week, Manby hinted that there would be a new attraction coming to the San Diego park and said that a portion of the $100 million allocated for a project to expand its killer whale tanks would be diverted for that purpose. In its online presentation, SeaWorld references a new capital investment for the park in 2017 and a re-allocation of the dollars that were to be spent on the so-called Blue World tank expansion project.

    The plan to gradually phase out the Shamu show comes amid efforts at both the state and federal level to clamp down on SeaWorld by ending the captive breeding of orcas, which would effectively bring to an end the parks' theatrical shows. SeaWorld has already vowed to fight a recent ruling by the California Coastal Commission to bar it from breeding its orcas as a condition of moving forward with the tank expansion projects.
     
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    I'm not some weirdo
    I eat animals and stuff

    but this does seem like it's not a cool thing to do
    and i don't doubt by the time my kids are old people it will seem awful messed up that we ever kept these creatures in little buckets of water to amuse us


    now if you'll excuse me i'm gonna go eat some ribs
     
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    what kind??

    I had some beef ribs in New Orleans earlier this year that I would kick my mom down a flight of stairs for
     
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    ya, I've come around to that way of thinking also. I guess I fell for that propaganda movie whatever it was called.
    still like the zoo tho, so what ya gonna do. I know nuttin.
     
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    To be honest.. it was in the news and I just wanted to post a Nancy Wilson from Heart jpg
     
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    They're closing it dow
    They are stopping it at SeaWorld , but it will be starting up at BeWorld. As in,"You better BE getting outta my face and bringing me some fried shrimp!"

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    Orca ribs, I hope.
     
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    Now the narcissistic whales have nowhere to go. Thanks hippies!
     
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    Sounds like they'll be in more trouble financially after they drop the show.
    Fuck whale feelings. I want a spectacular show!
     
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    Well played. Also would have accepted:

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    Rumor rumor has it that a certain dawgshed person is a big fan
     
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    Those giant animals dont belong in tanks.
     
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    I'll miss the good ole days

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    Meh. .... look it's not going to kill anyone if they change it. ...The SW I visited in Gold Coast, Australia doesn't have orcas and no one cares that they don't
     
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    EXACTLY! What are the flamboyantly gay Orcas with a flair for drama and theater supposed to do now?
     
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    Good thing seals are mammels, otherwise that one would have had to have been holding his breath that whole time!



    EDIT. fuck thats a fucked up sentance there. Sorry bout that. :hat:
     
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    very soon after the killer whale shows stop at SeaWorld, sushi restaurants throughout the US will be offering a new, limited time, mystery seafood special...
     
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