This website aims to evaluate marine mammal captivity and examine both the science of it combined with the evolution of public thinking. To do this, it will use facts, data, and opinion.
Marine parks believe that those who fight for the rights of animals have a hidden agenda. The agenda on this website is explicitly clear -- a marine park cannot provide, nor replicate, a cetacean's natural habitat. Nor, can it recreate the natural social bonds these animals form in the wild.
The public needs to ask questions such as:
"Who benefits the most from keeping whales and dolphins in marine parks?"
While significant financial gains remain for marine mammal parks and their income is publicly gained, they remain answerable to the public.
The purpose of this blog is to prompt deeper thinking about the financial aspects of marine mammal captivity and the welfare consequences of it to the animals.
Images: Left: Southern Resident Killer Whales; San Juan Island/Elizabeth Batt. All Rights Reserved
Right: Orca performing at SeaWorld Image: Michael Lowin/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain