End SeaWorld Orca Breeding Program

Orca

Target: SeaWorld CEO James Atchison

Goal: Put an end to SeaWorld’s captive orca breeding program.

We must put an end to SeaWorld’s orca, or killer whale, captive breeding program. SeaWorld brags about this “successful breeding program.” However, there have been “thirty-seven known pregnancies” at SeaWorld parks since the first birth in 1985, and only eighteen of these calves are still alive today. The captive breeding program at SeaWorld has resulted in “six stillbirths, two miscarriages, and five maternal deaths during childbirth.” Furthermore, one of the few living calves is the result of inbreeding.

The breeding program was initially termed as educational, but a over a decade has passed without any signs of new research. New research shows that the information SeaWorld acquired a decade ago is inaccurate and dated. The truth is that captivity is harming these beautiful creatures.

SeaWorld could thrive without the presence of inbred orcas. Roller coasters and other rides are the biggest attractions at the park these days, as well as concert series and special events. The whales are only a side-show. These whales are not meant to be kept captive, and we can set them free, starting with ending the breeding program of SeaWorld.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear James Atchison,

We must put an end to SeaWorld’s killer whale captive breeding program. SeaWorld brags about their “successful breeding program” despite the fact that there have been “thirty-seven known pregnancies” at SeaWorld parks since the first birth in captivity in 1985, and only eighteen of those calves are still alive today. The breeding program at SeaWorld has resulted in “six stillbirths, two miscarriages, and five maternal deaths during childbirth.” Furthermore, one of the few remaining calves is the result of inbreeding.

The breeding program was initially passed off as educational, but a over a decade has passed without any signs of new research. New research shows that the information SeaWorld acquired a decade ago is inaccurate and dated. The truth is that captivity is negatively impacting the future of the orcas as a species.

SeaWorld could continue to thrive without the presence of inbred orcas. Roller coasters and other rides are currently the biggest attractions at the park, along with concert series and special events. The whales are being kept captive for an uninteresting side-show. It’s time to start phasing out the captivity of these killer whales, and it starts with ending SeaWorld’s captive breeding program.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Spacebirdy via Wikimedia Commons

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5 Comments

  1. J Davidson says:

    Like pet overpopulation, why are they breeding more to torture?

    • Chantal MAYNE says:

      To eat them! They think that a dog has to be tortured for at least one hour before dying, to make its meat more tender to eat! As for cats, they are being put in a plastic bag before being thrown in a pot of boiling water!
      They also skin dogs and cats alive for their fur!

  2. Its strange how they rescue, rehab and release..but then their KNOWLEDGE is enslaving and killing innocent whales who SHOULD be free swimming hundreds of miles in the OCEAN with their families. BOYCOTT SEAWORLD..I just saw a news story where their sales are down..UM..yeah…people are catching on..KEEP LETTING PEOPLE KNOW CIRCUSES/SEAWORLD are just slavery camps for animals.

  3. Rachel Groves says:

    This is awful. They are too beautiful, harmless and rare.. But only when in the ocean.

  4. Jeya Nandagopan says:

    We must put an end to SeaWorld’s killer whale captive breeding program.

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