|SeaWorld wants to build new artificial tanks?!
A bigger prison is STILL A PRISON!
SeaWorld has submitted an application to the California Coastal Commission to build new artificial tanks, and we need your help to speak out against it.
SeaWorld claims that its Blue World Project will help orcas, but we know that people like you won’t be fooled by this desperate, drop-in-the-bucket move. In the wild, orcas dive to up to 1,000 feet. The tank expansion that SeaWorld has announced will have a depth of only 50 feet. And because the tank will be only 350 feet long, orcas would have to swim more than 1,500 lengths back and forth per day to approximate the 100 miles a day they may naturally travel in the ocean. This project will not provide anything close to truly “dynamic opportunities” that will “support the whales’ broad range of behaviors and provide choices that can challenge them both physically and mentally,” as the company claims. This project is window-dressing intended to mislead the public into thinking that the orcas are no longer suffering.
If SeaWorld really wants to improve its image, it should spend its money on innovative animal-free exhibits that will truly wow people and on coastal sanctuaries where marine mammals can feel and experience the ocean, hear their families, and perhaps one day be reunited with them. It shouldn’t build a slightly bigger orca prison.
Please tell the California Coastal Commission to vote AGAINST SeaWorld’s Blue World Project.
Thanks for everything that you do to help animals!