derangedhyena-delphinidae

Anonymous asked:

Yeah this looks nice on paper but Seaworld has 2 other facilities in the United states, and I doubt they have the money to this with all their facilities. It seemed like they pulled this out of their asses because of all the back lash the park has been getting.

derangedhyena-delphinidae answered:

Yes, I’m inclined to agree. Mainly because it’s focused on SD. That’s beneficial to the company for several reasons:

  • SD is overcrowded, visibly, and has another damn baby on the way. They need to expand or move whales soon there no matter what.
  • SD is on the west coast. Probably easier to ship “product” to their new partners in South Korea and ‘Pan-Asia’ from there.
  • SD is ground zero for AB2140. They need to do something to improve public perception there ASAP or they’re liable to have all their “toys” taken away.
  • SD is NOT Orlando, with the filtration/tank-size laws.
  • SD is NOT San Antonio, which has the fewest whales (and is the ‘lesser’ of the parks.)

The benefit to the whales is secondary. They’re still having financial difficulties (as far as I’m aware the conditions discussed here have not changed?) and the timing of this announcement of theirs is just bad.

The whole thing’s just overall not impressive, and anyone enamored by the glitz of a few half-hearted concept paintings needs to cool their jets and think about this for a second. 

teamorkid
It doesn’t matter how much bigger your tanks will be SeaWorld. They will NEVER compare to the open ocean. The orcas are still being forced to perform in your sea circus while getting the reward of dead fish stuffed with various medicine. You will still be forcibly masturbating your males to breed and make babies that will only live a fraction of what wild orcas do. Bigger tanks and a donation to wild orca research does not excuse your abusive, out of date business practices. That money could be spent on creating sea pens and new non-animal related attractions at your parks. I also cannot help but think about what that construction noise is going to do to those sound sensitive creatures. What a joke of an announcement this morning.
Empty the tanks facebook. (via all-about-the-oceans)
cute-whales
cute-whales:

b3n3aththesurfac3:

dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 
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New plans for SeaWorld San Diego’s Killer Whale tanks.

i mean it’s definitely better than nothing, i guess.
i’m not sure how to feel, but I’m curious to see if the whales’ behaviors improve a bit.
though ti could also mean more space for more babies, more whales, etc.

cute-whales:

b3n3aththesurfac3:

dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 

Image source (x

New plans for SeaWorld San Diego’s Killer Whale tanks.

i mean it’s definitely better than nothing, i guess.

i’m not sure how to feel, but I’m curious to see if the whales’ behaviors improve a bit.

though ti could also mean more space for more babies, more whales, etc.

fightingforwhales

fightingforwhales:

I’m having super mixed feelings on this new SeaWorld tank thing.

For one, part of me doubts it’ll actually happen. I mean, the Miami Seaquarium has been saying for YEARS that they will build Lolita a new tank. Yet she’s still rotting away in that puddle.

Second, will this new tank actually…

THANK YOU YES

fightingforwhales

fightingforwhales:

passion4killerwhales:

fightingforwhales:

If they do build a new pool in Orlando, will Tilikum even get to use it? Since he’s the biggest I think he would benefit the most from extra space but what if they just keep him in the pools he’s in now and let the rest of the orcas use the…

I also have my doubts about the tanks happening, but if they do, I still feel like Tilikum deserves to have access to more space. Maybe it would help, maybe it wouldn’t, but I certainly can’t see how more space would be detrimental to him.