Fish are Friends, Not Entertainment.
Why should I suffer for your amusement?
Collapsing dorsal fin, drilled teeth, and rake marks as a result of captivity.
The orcas in SeaWorld spend their time in a tank equivalent to a human in a bath tub.
SeaWorld to Fight Bands on Breeding Killer Whales
(2009) Dolphin died after her unborn child was miscarried.
Dolphins are herded into a cove in Japan, the good-looking ones are taken into captivity and the others are killed. (Source)
(2003) Six baby sea lions are sent to their death as detectors in dangerous mining missions.(2005) Sea lion was overheated and killed during transportation.
(2006) SeaWorld was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as 15 sea lions were kept in enclosures that didn't meet even the minimal standards.
Moby Doll (1964)
For more information concerning Lolita, email Carl Dortch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though we are trying to achieve the same outcome as "The Black Fish," we are not directly associated with them. The Black Fish is an organization that is intended to "end industrial overfishing of the oceans," and to "empower citizens to become more actively engaged in more conservation-based environments." Although we agree with this, we are more focused on the lack of awareness of animal cruelty that takes place at SeaWorld.
How are you raising awareness and getting people to care?
Amongst the four working on this project (see Contact Information) over 100 people have taken the pledge to recognize animal cruelty and put a stop to it, however they can. They have also pledged to inform others. We have also created a Twitter account (also located in Contact Information). Over two weeks, we have gained almost thirty followers who agreed to our pledges, and have vowed to stop animal abuse at SeaWorld and other establishments.
Why should I care?
Your personal opinion is your choice. However, we believe that marine life is entitled to an advocate of their safety. Like 96% of our surveyed group, we believe that victims of abuse and maltreatment deserve a voice.
Mr. Cross English II Honors Period 2This site is sponsored by Katie Lea, Hannah Ortiz, Jack Carpenter, and Brooke Kjar in Mr. Cross' English II Honors period 2 class.