Bob explains in a special video public service announcement
(PSA) for PETA, “Life in cramped tanks is no prize for orcas and
dolphins, who want to be free with their families in the ocean.
Many have died prematurely at SeaWorld after swimming in
endless circles and performing dumb tricks day in and day out.”
The bright, social marine animals at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them.
Orcas are intelligent predators who, in the wild, work cooperatively, engage in complex relationships, and swim up to 100 miles every day. Many orcas held captive at SeaWorld were taken from their ocean homes and family pods and are now forced to swim in endless circles inside small, barren concrete tanks. Captive orcas live far short of their natural 60-year life expectancy. At least 24 orcas have died in U.S. SeaWorld facilities since 1986—and not one died of old age. “Be a winner for animals,” concludes Barker, “by avoiding such sad exhibits.”
Article source: PETA Action Alerts