Can you imagine being taken away from your family, only to be forced to live in a concrete tank and to perform for people’s entertainment? This is what life is like for the orcas held at SeaWorld.
More and more kids—like the ones in this video—are speaking up for orcas. They’re promising not to go to SeaWorld and asking their families and friends to stay away, too.
SeaWorld keeps orcas (who swim up to 140 miles a day in the ocean) in tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
More than 40 orcas have died at SeaWorld, at an average age of 14, while female orcas in nature can live to be over 100. Orcas in the ocean 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 orcas, too! Stay away from SeaWorld, and ask your friends, family, and classmates to do the same. Remember: Every SeaWorld ticket purchased helps the park keep the lonely orcas in tanks.