Help Animals Imprisoned by SeaWorld
In aquariums, dolphins and other sea animals routinely die prematurely from stress and other captivity-related causes, and SeaWorld has an abysmal record.
SeaWorld continues to turn a blind eye to the safety of humans and animals alike despite numerous tragedies—including the deaths of many orcas and the death of a trainer who was seized by a frustrated orca, thrown against the walls of the tank, and held under water to drown.
The intelligent, social ocean animals kept in the pitifully small tanks at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them. In the wild, dolphins swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean, but captive dolphins are confined to small tanks in which the reverberations from their sonar bounce off the walls, driving them insane. Some of these animals were violently captured and torn away from their homes in the wild, and many are forced to learn and perform circus-style tricks. According to whistleblower tips from trainers, withholding food and isolating animals who refuse to perform are common training methods.
The only thing that people learn from visiting a SeaWorld theme park is how miserable life is for the animals confined there. Children see mere shadows of animals, defeated beings who do not engage in natural behavior and cannot live as nature intended. Marine parks teach all the wrong lessons: that it is acceptable to imprison animals; to deprive them of freedom of movement and thought; to forbid them the chance to establish their natural territory and explore; to breed and separate them as we, not they, please; and to watch them go insane from boredom and loneliness.
You can help the animals imprisoned by SeaWorld today. Please take a moment to write to The Blackstone Group—the company that owns SeaWorld—and ask that it immediately set in place a firm and rapid plan to release the animals to sanctuaries that can provide them with a more natural environment.
Please keep all correspondence polite, as anything less will hurt our efforts.
WHOM TO CONTACT
7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
Please Release SeaWorld’s Animals to Sanctuaries
To Whom It Concerns,
I am shocked that SeaWorld continues to exploit marine animals for entertainment despite the many tragedies that the park has faced, including the horrifying recent incident in which a trainer was killed by a whale and the deaths of numerous captive orcas. These events did not have to happen, and I appeal to you to take strong action now so that similar tragedies never occur again.
The intelligent, social ocean animals kept in the pitifully small tanks at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Please make the humane decision to start moving the captive orcas and other marine mammals to transitional coastal and wildlife sanctuaries and replace them with state-of-the-art virtual reality and animatronic exhibits that wow youngsters and adults alike.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.
We are cetaceans,
We want to be free,
To live in our own
Humans, would you
Want to be imprisoned
In these watery cells.
Do you not understand
That for us this is hell
Karen Lyons Kalmenson