Many of you remember the documentary Blackfish, about the horrendous conditions endured by captive Orca and other sea mammals at Sea World. The movie has spurred a much needed backlash against Sea World, and against keeping these large whales in captivity while asking them to perform as entertainers.
A recent article in Psychology Today confirms what many of us have suspected for a long time. Captive whales show clear, scientific evidence of emotional stress, boredom and even madness. These intelligent creatures are not meant to be confined to small tanks solely for our viewing pleasure.
If you love whales, dolphins and other sea mammals, please do not support Sea World or other facilities where these amazing creatures are held captive.