SeaWorld must empty its tanks!

It’s the reminder no one needed: SeaWorld is beyond out of touch.

The abusement park company took to social media on January 11 to flex its speciesist muscles, posting a sonogram depicting the unborn baby of Luna, a beluga whale who has been confined at SeaWorld San Antonio for more than two decades.

The publicity stunt is seemingly a vain attempt to attract new visitors to its park in Texas (where Luna resides in a cramped tank), making it clear that SeaWorld has forgotten (or perhaps just doesn’t care) that no one wants to buy tickets to a place that dooms newborns to a lifetime of exploitation.

 

Such cringe-worthy abuse is not new to Luna. In order for her to conceive her first calf, workers sexually abused her by forcibly impregnating her with the sperm of Nanuq.

Despite rejecting her calf, Alta (who was one of the first belugas conceived through artificial insemination), Luna gave birth to two more babies—and now she’s been impregnated again, possibly by forced insemination.

Torn away from his family and Canadian home waters when he was just 6 years old, Nanuq was held captive and then made to participate in an intensive, experimental artificial insemination program at SeaWorld: He was shipped around Canada and the U.S. repeatedly and removed from the water roughly 42 times so that workers could collect his sperm.

He fathered 13 babies (including one with Luna), but six died at birth or shortly thereafter.

Nanuq died in 2015 while being treated by SeaWorld staff for an infection from a jaw injury that he had sustained while interacting with another animal.

SeaWorld Needs to Empty Its Tanks

Now it’s time for SeaWorld to end its use of animals, stop breeding all dolphins and whales, and relocate them to seaside sanctuaries, where they could live in large areas of the ocean while still benefiting from human care for as long as they might need.

Please urge SeaWorld to establish a firm and rapid plan to end its use of animals, stop breeding all dolphins and whales, and relocate them to seaside sanctuaries.

Petition: https://support.peta.org/page/1943/action/1

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2021/01/17/seaworld-must-empty-its-tanks/

 

And I mean…At least 166 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961 (including Pascuala and Morgan).

– 129 of these orcas are now dead.

-At least 166 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves.

-SeaWorld holds 20 orcas in its three parks in the United States.
At least forty-nine orcas have died at SeaWorld.

A growing catalog of ‘accidents’, illnesses, failed pregnancies and premature deaths have helped to show up this industry for the cruel circus that it really is.

Orcas can live anywhere between 50 to 80 years, but in captivity, they are lucky if they can make it to twenty-five.

They are incredibly fast swimmers, and get up to 48 km/h in the ocean, and will eat about five-hundred pounds of food a day. Females don’t start breeding until they are close to fifteen years old, and once they start breeding they might produce a new calf every 3 to 10 years, and gestation lasts 17 months.

Nature has intended them to live free, exempt from domination, but the human species, with its self-proclaimed fascist right to exploit other animals, has predetermined a pathetic fate for many of these animals.

The right to life, freedom, integrity, and protection must be given to all species.

Only then is it a right and not a privilege of the ruler.

My best regards to all, Venus

 

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