The last thing I would want to teach my kids is that 'might makes right' or that it's OK to bully and exploit someone just because they look different from us. But that's exactly what SeaWorld does by locking up animals [...]
This is the statement that to me is the trump card. Many animals kept in captivity too long for whatever reason have a low survival rate in releases or sanctuaries. Ending the breeding program was big step #1. Next will be to no longer bring in new whales.. "In fact, the only whale ever relocated to a sea cage, at the behest of activists, ultimately died. SeaWorld's deep commitment to animal care is why we can't, with good conscience, move our killer whales to sea cages and put them at risk. We stand behind our commitment that it's best for our whales to continue receiving daily expert veterinary care at our parks."
To be fair, wasn't meaning rescue. More breeding and bringing in healthy for no reason. Rescues that would struggle to live in the wild is ok and shouldn't be looked down upon.There will always be a need for rescue facilities. And SWO has many animals that could never be released, because they sustained injuries that would make them incredibly vulnerable in the wild.
I see your point, but I'm also glad Animal Crackers took this step. If they removed the name "Barnum" I'd be even happier.Speaking of stupidity, look at this nonsense. PETA should focus on actual animal problems and not caged animals on packaging. I promise this article is not from The Onion... but it sure seems like it.
PETA was really concerned about caged animals on the Animal Crackers packaging, so the company removed them from their cages... ugh.