IM SO SATISFIED
WHAT EVEN HAPPENED HERE
they were makin their way downtown
not walking fast enough
People who hate on SeaWorld bother me so much ffs. Like do you realize why the orcas are in captivity? Its not for show, its for research. And in order to fund such expensive research for such huge animals, you need to put on shows. Yes, some of the animals would be better off in the wild, but…
So if research is important, why has SeaWorld published so little papers regarding orcas over the past 50 years? And some of those papers don’t even benefit orcas (i.e the papers about live-captures). In addition, only a few things regarding captive orcas can be directly applied to wild orcas (basic physiology is one example) because the animals in captivity are so messed up and so different from wild orcas.
Why is it that an institution that boasts its scientific importance has produced less papers over 50 years than Naomi Rose, who is just 1 marine mammal scientist?Why is that, hm?
It’s not necessary to keep an orca in captivity to study it. The most important studies, the ones regarding social structure, diet, distribution, and movement, have all been carried out in the wild. You can’t replicate a natural habitat in a tank.
"There is as much educational benefit in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be in studying human beings by only observing prisoners in solitary confinement."—Jacques Cousteau
Might I also point out that the orcas were absolutely captured for entertainment, 100%. SeaWorld was never even meant to be an educational institution.
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