Top Ten Reasons to Shut Down MarinelandMarineland, the old marine park is billed as "The World's First Oceanarium", located in St. Augustine Florida, but also in places like Canada and France in the UK.
Once Florida was hit by Hurricane Irene and Floyd in 1999, forcing them to close the park.
In 2003, all of the parks' buildings west of Highway A1A were demolished, leaving only the original structures along the Atlantic Ocean, and in 2004, the park was closed completely for renovations, and reopened in March 4, 2006.
But things for certain, Marineland is cruelty, captivity and abuse.
It is stolen freedom from animals, an orca prison, lies to the public, and the equivalent to living in the bathtub.
Don't buy a ticket. Don't attend this. Stand with me, and #emptythetanks (go to emptythetanks.com to see a protest near you)
While it's true that we need a life safe from danger like monsters, where you are given everything you need, on the other hand, a tank's too small for animals, like whales and dolphins to live in, where you are crammed in an confined with a life sapped to dullness and depression.
Yet with all the issues in places like ML & SW, for all the lash and reports about blackfish and abuse, it's true that places like this encourage such cruelty and is right that we should shut this place down and start realizing and learning from our mistakes of how we treat animals.
What's the answer? SHUT DOWN MARINELAND!
No matter how you treat the animals there, they're WILD animals, and they are under a lot of pressure performing.
There are many incidents where animals and people died.
Yet we somehow don't care about what hurts them.
What's the right answer? SHUT DOWN MARINELAND!
Just look on media reports of places like Marineland.
They're treat the animals as if they were Cirque Du Soleil performers, which is unnatural for them, and shows how cruel we are to the animals, not to forget that we pressure them to perform, which isn't right for them.
What's the answer? SHUT DOWN MARINELAND!
They lie about the animals and don't care about the stresses they put the animals in, and when people think they're learning about the biology of these animals, in fact, what they're witnessing are lies.
Yet we all heard about Blackfish at some point, and sure they say blackfish is a lie, but that's MARINELAND saying it.
Does Marineland sound like a reliable source to you?
Have you seen the tanks, some animals try to commit self-euthanasia in order to escape such cruelty.
Places like SeaWorld have been told there is a sanctuary ready to give the poor orcas and dolphins some peace and happiness for the rest of their lives. It's a part of the ocean sectioned off and about 50 times bigger than the tanks at the moment.
There they would be able to hunt live fish, communicate with any family members, feel the currents of the waves, and actually be able to properly swim and dive like their bodies are built for, Sounds great right? Well not to SeaWorld Or MARINELAND! They're making millions from these darling creatures and regardless of what the say about "family" they couldn't care less as long as they're making money.
There's a petition called #emptythetanks to help rehabilitate the animals and give them a chance of happiness.
But SeaWorld AND MARINELAND refuse to!
What's the answer? SHUT DOWN MARINELAND! ️
In the wild, orcas live up to 60-70 years with a healthy and happy life with freedom, a loving family, and joy.
In Marineland, the median is 9, short, depressing, lonely, and confined in a prison living unhealthy lives.
In the wild, orcas breed at 15, but at places like Marineland, they breed at 8/9.
They also continuously breed, and many of the orcas breeding are closely related.
This means the orcas are inbreds, and will struggle with health.
So not only do they take orcas from the ocean, they inbred them into a prison in each they will have bad health to live in.
They feed their whales "fish", and each "fish" contains anti-stress and antidepressant drugs, they no doubt drug their whales.
By keeping them in captivity, the whales would have to swim 13,000 laps per DAY in order to have the equivalent exercise to being in the wild, but since they're so stressed out, they'll just lie all day in the tanks, which causes an energy build-up, so the end result is being aggressive.
Whales and Dolphins are very timid creatures, stress causes death, and that's why they die so young.
Which is also why Tilikum killed a "trainer" and later died at SeaWorld after a life of 35 years with captivity.
What's the answer? SHUT DOWN MARINELAND! And also shut down SeaWorld.
In the wild, orcas rarely have collapsed dorsal fins, only 1% in fact.
You see, this is much more common for orcas in captivity to have such fins, because it is unhealthy.
"Trainers" are not trained biologists.
SHUT DOWN MARINELAND!
Yet this is crazy and so sad. We must never treat animals such cruel ways.