Seaworld: What Is Blackfish Ethical?

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Americans would do anything to go to places such as Disney World, Disney Land, Six Flags, and specially SeaWorld. What the people don't know is the rules these parks are following, are not nearly ethical. It is insane what people will do for money while we just sit back and ask ourselves 'Is that legal?’. The sad part about these businesses is we usually don't know exactly what they’re doing until something bad happens and it comes clear to the public eye. It was only recently back in July of 2013 when the world’s famous SeaWorld was brought into the spotlight for animal abuse in the new documentary Blackfish (Blackfish). This film described the horrible treatment of the orca whales which actually lead them to become a huge threat to the…show more content…
People can’t believe the 12,000 pound whales are going crazy since they have been kept in swimming pools for 20 years but they can sure believe that 12 member families of mountain gorillas in the Congo are being massacred for no apparent reason (Lecker, 195). It is so clear but as human beings in 2014 we are just accustomed to the fact that animal abuse is a norm among humanity. Not everyone is a vegan or even an animal lover, it is just humane to let an innocent animal live it’s lifestyle without interference. There are animal rights groups all around the world such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA (195) but that seems to not be enough for these monsters to leave the poor creatures alone. No human would want an animal coming into their home, taking their mother, killing their family and starving them in a cage for the rest of their life, so why must humans do it to animals. Peter Singer, a contemporary philosopher, established the term “speciesism” defined as “the discrimination against any species which has sentence or the ability to feel pain or pleasure”(Lecker, 100). Which relates right back to the gorilla families being killed for fun and the orcas being taken from their mothers and placed in swimming pools. “These beautiful creatures are much too large and far too intelligent to be confined in small, concrete pens for their entire lives. It is time to end the practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement.” said State Assembly member Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica(Elizabeth Batt). We blamed the animals, but the truth is the inhumane people who believe they are superior to animals, pushed these animals to their breaking

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