SeaWorld’s Animal Treatment Continues Raising Questions

Posted on October 2, 2018 by

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The level of intelligence of marine animals alone, such as dolphins, prove that the stimulation in captivity is not adequate enough to support a proper life.

Many marine animals are captured in the wild. The complex social structure of animals, such as orcas, are completely shattered the moment that they are confined to tanks that are equivalent to the size of a bathtub.

Many physical repercussions of captivity can be seen in orcas and dolphins. Orcas are known to shatter their own teeth by gnawing on metal bars due to stress.

Dolphins and other porpoises have the ability to navigate by using echolocation. Due to the smallness of their enclosures, the echolocation that they emit reverberates, which leads to insanity.

“At least 44 orcas have died at U.S. Sea World facilities from causes ranging from severe trauma to intestinal gangrene; not one has died of old age. More than 60 bottle-nose dolphins have died in SeaWorld’s parks in 10 years alone, including 16 stillborn babies,” People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals said.

Due to the small nature of marine animals’ enclosures, it is almost impossible for dolphins and orcas to maintain  a family structure.

“I do not support keeping marine animals in captivity,” senior Melissa Dieda said.

The diet for orcas in captivity alone are not adequate enough to keep them healthy.

“Killer whales feed on sea birds, squid, octopuses, sea turtles, sharks, rays, and fish. They also eat most marine mammals, such as seals and dugongs,” Live Science said.

In captivity, orcas are fed frozen-thawed fish with no variety. Intelligent animals in captivity, such as Orcas and dolphins, continue to suffer.

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