SeaWorld To End Killer Whale Orca Show In San Diego

Posted: Nov 10 2015, 3:14am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


SeaWorld to End Killer Whale Orca Show in San Diego
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  • San Diego SeaWorld Orca Shows about to Come to an End

The San Siego SeaWorld theatrical killer whale shows are about to come to an end. Among the reasons for their curtailment are the treatment meted out to the marine animals.

SeaWorld has decided to end its Shamu Killer Whale Shows and instead concentrate on conservation efforts. The people coming to the shows had been few and far between and the killer whales had not received much in the way of humane treatment.

Many groups such as PETA have criticized the shows as merely a means of earning money. They in no way benefited the marine animals. 

The killer whales were being put on display for no other purpose than to entertain the crowds visually. Now after much deliberation, SeaWorld will not be having any more orca shows. In fact, the killer whales will not be bred at all.

The CEO of SeaWorld has said that the shows would wind up sometime next year. The killer whales are made to engage in various antics at the shows. That will not be happening once the shows end. One of the main highlights of the show was when the killer whale made a huge splash and the outspread of water got the people in the front row soaking wet. 

The next plans of SeaWorld are to have more conservation-based entertainment shows. The orcas will be in a natural setting too. The orcas will also do a whole lot of splashing and wild actions that they normally do in their real environment.

It will be closer to reality than the artificial setting that has been the norm. The theatricality of the show will be dampened though and that is the way it ought to be. There is after all no substitute for nature. And nature is never wrong. 

Also there will be an educational dimension that will get superimposed on to the whole show. Instead of mere entertainment for entertainment’s sake, there will be lectures on conservation to inform the audience.

The crowd will also be given some tips on how to ensure that marine wildlife remains in its pristine condition and unspoilt by the interventionist ways of man. The two other branches of SeaWorld are in Orlando and San Antonio.

No mention was made of whether they would get changed in a likewise manner or not. There are of course certain pecuniary matters that have to be attended to. The company stands to lose a lot of leverage at the stock market.

The documentary “Blackfish” exposed some of the cruelty to animals that took place at SeaWorld. That documentary has made a huge difference in SeaWorld’s plans for the future. 

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