Should SeaWorld Be Closed?

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The politically correct crowd has targeted another business for extinction.

SeaWorld has come under fire for the way it treats their whales and dolphins. The claim has been made the animals are treated unfairly and to keep them in captivity is cruel and unusual punishment.

To the contrary, no proof of mistreatment has been substantiated. From all indications, the animals are treated humanely, well fed and protected from their natural predators. They are loved by not only their caretakers but by the general public as well.

Thousands of children come every year to enjoy their antics and to learn more about the world around them, something that is sorely needed in today’s society.

There has been no proof presented the animals suffer because of their captive environment. In fact, the animals would benefit from the attention and care they get from their human counterparts. They receive none of that in the wilds of the deep blue sea where they constantly have to be on guard so they don’t get eaten.

Many say it is cruel to keep them penned up so they are unable to roam the seas freely, I’m not so sure.

The same goes for the animals in zoos and the circus. Most of the animals are well maintained and fed properly. The owners have too much money invested in them to do otherwise. There are probably a few instances where this isn’t true. Those cases should be handled on an individual basis, we need to stop punishing everyone for the actions of a few.

I would ask these same people if they have a pet such as a dog, or cat.

I would remind them that dogs and cats at one time roamed the outdoors freely and were not domesticated.

How about goldfish, or parakeets? They are also held in a captive environment.

Maybe we should turn these animal loose also to roam freely and be subject to the whims of their predators.

I see no difference in domesticating whales and dolphins than I do in domesticating dogs or cats.

In both cases, people and the animals themselves benefit. Humans get much joy from having domesticated animals near them, they have much therapeutic value. The animals themselves benefit from being cared for, all their nutritional needs are met, they no longer have to defend themselves from other animals that would want to turn them into dinner, and their health needs are also well taken care of.

It’s time we stand up to these organizations that spread false information about well-meaning companies that provide an enjoyable, educational entertainment venue to us.

Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is no different than having a pet dog or cat.

To think differently is ridiculous and narrow-minded.

It has been reported that the attendance at the SeaWorld parks is down by seventy-five percent, to lose SeaWorld and other such parks would be an injustice not only to the parks but humanity as well. Let’s stop the madness.

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