Change is starting to happen; this is the response from 4 ex SeaWorld trainers on the announcement made yesterday – great to see that things are moving in the right direction:
“SeaWorld’s announcement to end captive orca breeding is a step in the right direction, for orcas, and we support efforts to phase out all marine mammals from captivity.
SeaWorld’s partnership with the Humane Society is significant [two former foes pledging to work together] and we hope the company will become a leader in ocean conservation, help to restore salmon runs, and assist the animal justice community in obtaining nonhuman rights for cetaceans. We understand it took courage for CEO Joel Manby to make these changes; Kudos to his leadership.
It must be pointed out that SeaWorld’s shift is a financial decision and the public itself has made this happen over a several year time span. THANK YOU for not buying a ticket. There are some inaccuracies in the announcement, such as the characterization of Keiko’s release effort and no mention of other species still incarcerated at the park.
We’d like to send love to Tilikum, who continues to languish alone in Orlando, and wish we could comfort him in his final hours. In the end, his message was heard. Thank you, Tilly”
The content in this post came from Voice Of the Orcas, you can find the original blog here . Our petition to remove Loro Parque as Europe’s top ranked zoo is also continuing to build momentum please sign here and share , keep the pressure on untill they #EmptyTheTanks