So Sea World now owned by the Blackstone Group has decided to reopen its killer whale show! Despite the evidence that killer whales are highly intelligent and do not belong in captivity as trained clowns the corporate profiteers who make these decisions have given the go ahead to reopen. Of course they promise that trainers will not be swimming with the KILLER whales yet.
But Sea World has got it wrong – it isn’t the trainers we are worried about. They are no better than slave drivers. These captive whales have every right to attack their guards/trainers – what is surprising is that they don’t do it more often. What right do we have to trap these highly intelligent animals and hold them for their entire lives in swimming pools? We have no such right and it should be made illegal to hold such sophisticated and intelligent animals against their will. Photo: Flynet Pictures