Entries in SeaWorld (4)

Tuesday
Oct132015

The Ethics Of Zoos And Aquariums

Circuses are known for their mistreatment of animals, and after Blackfish (2013), the exposé documentary on orca whales at SeaWorld, we see shows featuring animal performers in a different light. These productions are typically avoided by the conscious-minded or those aware of the animal exploits at work to draw crowds.

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Thursday
Dec042014

The Blackfish legacy: campaigns against orca captivity programmes

Killer whales may have a bad reputation  their name attests to that! – but, in reality, they are highly intelligent and social animals. After the first orca captured for exhibition purposes in 1965, the busines boomed and grew to today's 52 captive orcas worldwide. However, despite reassurances by marine parks, the general public has grown increasingly worried about the unethical and scandalous treatment these animals receive in captivity.

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Monday
Aug052013

Behind the curtain of SeaWorld – documentary ‘Blackfish’ has premiered in the UK

When ‘Free Willy’ - the story about a captive orca and his journey to freedom came out in 1993, it was the first time a worldwide audience at once fell in love this majestically creature of the ocean.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Opinions: Killer Whales in the Constitution

"In February 2012, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) filed a lawsuit against the American SeaWorld marine parks, naming five killer whales captive in the Orlando and San Diego parks as plaintiffs." By Hannah Start

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