I ask you the question; How would you feel if someone abducted your child, right before your eyes and then imprisoned them for entertainment purposes? What if those same abductors then raped your child, and stole their children in order to grow the show? Can’t take anymore? What if those same abductors were running to the bank with profits from this venture? Sounds impossible right? Guess what, it’s happening.
On October 24 at 9pm Eastern Time, CNN will be showing, in its entirety a new documentary film called Blackfish. The film features the lives of the orcas kept in captivity at Seaworld. Before you buy another ticket to a captive marine park or zoo, please watch this film. Encourage everyone you know to watch it; PTA, church groups, policy makers, everyone. You don’t want to be the mom whose child brags about the good time they had at Seaworld, while the other mom’s look at you like, “How could you?”
Shamu, the figure that many of us have grown up loving needs your help and your voice. Giving animals in need a voice does not make you a crazy cat lady. Look at the reviews for this film. For those of you who will not be able to watch Blackfish, read this short blog by Jean-Michel Coustea, the son of legendary Jacques Cousteau: Call To Freedom
Here’s to hoping the next generation is more humane than we are.