Videos recorded by SeaWorld’s very own visitors reveal the haunting physical and psychological effects of captivity:
This bleeding and helpless dolphin collided with another dolphin and was thrown from her tiny tank at SeaWorld San Antonio.
This pilot whale struggled for 25 minutes in shallow water while a horrified guest screamed, “The dolphin—he’s stuck!”
This orca, hopelessly confined to only .0001% of the space that the animal would have had in nature, repeatedly banged his or her head on the concrete.
This orca floats lifelessly because of cruel confinement. In the wild, this animal would swim more than 100 miles a day and be in motion almost constantly.
This orca was seen vomiting.
When a 12,000-pound apex predator is put into a small tank with humans, it’s not only unhealthy for the animal, it’s also dangerous for humans.
Here, trainer Ken Peters is in the jaws of Kasatka, an orca captured off the coast of Iceland in 1978.
This dolphin was seen biting a child at SeaWorld.
These cruel conditions were caught on tape by visitors at SeaWorld. If this kind of abuse is happening in front of the public, imagine what goes on behind closed doors. Tell the world that animals are not meant to be confined at SeaWorld