What constitutes a sea park?
A sea park is any place where cetaceans (whales and dolphins) as well as other marine mammals are held to perform for human entertainment.
Why shouldn’t I go to them?
- Animals are separated from their offspring at birth causing severe social and emotional damage
- Animals are captured from the wild which often resorts in a mass slaughter of remaining individuals that were not collected for the parks, for consumption
- Animals are held in swimming pools which are too small for comfortable and stimulating movement. Car parks in these ventures are often allocated more space than the enclosures
- Animals are often kept with members of different social groups which often leads in fight related damage to their skin
- Orca fins often flop over in captivity
- Animal lifespan is reduced
Where can I see marine mammals instead?
- Whale watching tours
- Dolphin cruises
- Viewing points on coastlines