Ad on changes to Sea World 2016.
SeaWorld has been blitzing the airwaves claiming that the killer whales in the company's care live just as long as orcas in the wild. Well, a lie gussied up with mischaracterized science and statistics is still a lie.
SeaWorld plans to spend $10 million to upgrade new pens.
(WJLA video, text by AP) "Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild." As the screen grab indicates PETA and other animal rights groups were less than impressed.
It's always a dead giveaway when one side decides to emphasize character assassination of the opposing side. SeaWorld's example is a vivid one.
Memo to SeaWorld: Having Sean Hannity champion your cause does not exactly advance your argument that you deeply care about the animals in your keep. Rather the opposite.
Fox's Sean Hannity with a nice "fair and balanced" debate on whether the killer whale shows should be banned from Sea World in California.
The 'Blackfish Effect' has now reached the political realm: A California lawmaker is proposing legislation that would outlaw killer-whale shows at marine parks.
It's a provocative question: If an aquarium or zoo possesses a member of an endangered population, should it be required to attempt to return it to the wild and that home population? A federal decision on the captive orca Lolita yesterday may have shifted the ground rules of that debate.
There's a reason Sea World wouldn't come on CNN to talk about 'Blackfish': The facts are not on their side.
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