SeaWorld to phase out killer whale show in San Diego

November 10, 2015

SeaWorld plans to phase out its "Shamu" killer whale show at its San Diego park next year, SeaWorld executives say.

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Yes obviously the humiliating beg for food tricks and show must end but its not enough, the animals must be released back into wild areas where they can be monitored and fed if needed. Apparently they are building new tanks for the animals instead. I believe visitor numbers will just continue to plummet until they propely address this horrific welfare issues surrounding captive cetacea and stop keeping them completely. The awarness by visitors in the west at least has reached critical mass and people no longer see keeping these animals captive as acceptable.
Hong kongs ocean park should also shut down its dolphine facilities and end these barbric shows. It just serves to send the wrong mesage to our young children and to mainland visitors.