SeaWorld making waves

Nicole Barlik, Views Editor

SeaWorld has announced that they will no longer be breeding whales; which means that, the last remaining twenty-four orcas are the last generations of whales in SeaWorld. Captivating wild life animals, especially whales decreases life expectancy. They become more violent, and they can also become neurotic. The remaining orcas are located in the California, Texas, and Florida SeaWorlds. Even though, SeaWorld has stopped having whales viewed in shows, making them no longer apart of the SeaWorld community upsets a lot of visitors. However, people can debate whether this is a good thing or bad thing. Firstly, many of the orcas are bred and not many were captivated from the sea. Many people might say that this is a good thing. Wild life animals shouldn’t be taken from their natural habitat for the entertainment for people. Not breeding whales can make their lives happier and more peaceful. Also, guests in the SeaWorld might use the fact that whales are more free and joyful swimming and living in their own environment. If you think about it try putting someone of talents in a closed up environment for the entertainment for the people. Although, those who have shared a special child moment may feel a little bummed out that their favorite animal is not only closed for showings, but are now going to be drawn to extinction. This might end up being better, then if they continued to breed and kept in captivity. But, individuals might say that having whales in showing is a good educational experience to learn more about orcas. Either way, orcas are no longer going to be a part of the SeaWorld community. There might have been a point where people thought why hasn’t SeaWorld cancelled shows and stopped breeding whales before? At least now, it’s finally over and the orcas before and now will be remembered with great love.