Can you imagine being separated from your family, only to be forced to live the rest of your life in a concrete bathtub for people’s “entertainment”? This is what life is like for the orcas imprisoned at SeaWorld.
More and more kids—like the ones in this video—are speaking up for orcas, pledging never to go to a SeaWorld park, and asking their families and friends to stay away, too.
SeaWorld confines orcas who swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild to tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
At SeaWorld, whales die young. Thirty-seven orcas have died before they turned 30, but orcas in the wild live to be between 30 and 50 years old on average. No captive orca has come close to the maximum ages of 60 to 70 for males and over 100 for females. Orcas in the wild are also close with their families and communicate using their own languages, and many stay with their mothers their whole life.
Follow these kids’ example and speak up for imprisoned orcas, too! Pledge never to go to any SeaWorld park and ask your friends, family, and school to do the same. Remember: Every SeaWorld ticket purchased is directly contributing to the whales’ loneliness.