SeaWorld SeaWorld Propaganda Kills Why such a heavy focus on SeaWorld? We’re talking about a mega-corporation here. The day that the cetaceans held captive at SeaWorld are freed, all U.S. marine parks will have to follow suit. Freed to rehab – with potential of living in the wild, or if incapable of that, living in large sea pens designed in natural coves with life-long care as is the established offer of organizations dedicated to giving them as much of a real life as is possible. This freedom – this ability to live rather than suffer to enrich corporations – is what we have allowed those corporations to steal from these dolphins. We owe it to them to give back as much as is possible. Let’s put it in real terms: The day that SeaWorld orcas and other dolphins are freed is the day before Lolita is brought home to her family off the Washington coast that has waited for her and called out to her for 45 years! SeaWorld in San Diego wants to build an enlarged killer whale “habitat,” and has petitioned the California Coastal Commission for a permit to do so. But no tank or artificial “habitat” can EVER be large enough! Killer whales, and dolphins, belong ONLY in their natural habitat – the ocean – swimming wild and free! Captivity is cruelty! PETITION BACKGROUND Orcas and dolphins suffer in captivity. They are sentient, highly intelligent marine mammals that live in family groups, and do not belong living in a chlorine-laden, confined tank their entire lives.SeaWorld claims they love their orcas and dolphins, but 44 orcas have died at SeaWorld. They currently confine 23 orcas in ther facilities, and these orcas have been separated from their mothers. In the wild, orcas seldom leave their mother’s side, even when fully grown.SeaWorld blatantly lies in its newest TV ads, claiming that their orcas live the same lifespan as they do in the wild, bot over 90% of thier orcas have not survived beyond 25 years! In the wild, a female orca can live up to 80 – 90 years! All SeaWorld cares about are their profits – if they truly cared about the orcas and dolphins, they would NOT keep them in captivity in the first place! SeaWorld should NOT be granted a permit to build a larger tank – they need to stop imprisoning orcas and dolphins.