Freed not breed

“In a statement, SeaWorld said it was disappointed by the conditions attached to the approval of its Blue World expansion, set to open in 2018, which would triple the size of existing killer whale enclosures.
‘Breeding is a natural, fundamental and important part of an animal’s life and depriving a social animal of the right to reproduce is inhumane,’ the park said.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/09/california-bans-captive-breeding-of-seaworld-killer-whales)

Easy to confuse ‘breeding’ with ‘freedom’.

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BarbieWorld

“Toy giant, Mattel has announced that it is stopping the production of all SeaWorld-branded merchandise, including SeaWorld Trainer Barbie dolls … partly due to growing unrest over the treatment of orcas in captivity.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/04/barbie-turns-her-back-on-seaworld)

It had become too difficult to explain the danger of psychologically dysfunctional captive orcas to the dolls.

Convict

“82 percent [of Americans] said that the inability of killer whales to engage in their natural behaviours while in captivity is a ‘convincing’ reason to end this practice, with 57 percent saying it is ‘very convincing’.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/06/poll-shows-big-jump-in-numbers-of-americans-opposed-orca-captivity)

A little less convincation, a little more action*.

*Yes, I appear to be referencing Elvis.

Whalerig

In an online poll about the impact of the documentary Blackfish, “one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes … the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to was none other than SeaWorld.com” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/suspicion-over-seaworld-online-poll-results)

Congratulations on achieving moral, technical and publicity incompetence.

Sip

“The Defra-funded Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme has reported an average of 500 incidents, involving up to 20 species, each year since its inception in 1990.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/shortcuts/2013/aug/22/river-dee-dolphin-adventurous-marine-life)

‘C-SIP’ officers provide stranded cetaceans with a hot analgesic drink.