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Pretzel Kaiser

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That would be an interesting argument if Sea World could prove that the same standards aren’t being applied evenly. However, I’m not a legal expert and have no idea what you can sue people over.
 

Mushroom

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I'm no legal expert either but I'm pretty sure that since TripAdvisor et al. are private companies, they can do what they want. It's still shitty virtue-signaling though.
 

warfelg

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I'm no legal expert either but I'm pretty sure that since TripAdvisor et al. are private companies, they can do what they want. It's still shitty virtue-signaling though.
They could do a damages lawsuit that not advertising their business while pushing another with the same complaints hurts their ability to profit.
 
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Honestly IANAL, but I suspect their best chance at successful legal recourse would be to essentially make the claim that these rules and granting of exceptions to one company (Disney) who is doing the same thing as SeaWorld (keeping and showing dolphins) is discriminatory in nature.
 
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Mushroom

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Is that how it works though? Isn’t it TripAdvisor’s right as a private entity to “discriminate” against once company as much as they want to?

Plus, since most of these sites have some sort of asterisk that “explains” the discrepancy between Disney and Seaworld, even if there was a case to be had, I feel like they could easily make the “captive mammals aren’t central to the Disney experience” cop-out argument and be safe anyway.
 
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Is that how it works though? Isn’t it TripAdvisor’s right as a private entity to “discriminate” against once company as much as they want to?

Plus, since most of these sites have some sort of asterisk that “explains” the discrepancy between Disney and Seaworld, even if there was a case to be had, I feel like they could easily make the “captive mammals aren’t central to the Disney experience” cop-out argument and be safe anyway.
It's a double standard sure, but if Disney doesn't pay them directly i'm not sure there is much that could be done.
 
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we should collectively buy more shares than them and counteract everything they try to do to harm SeaWorld. Fool proof.
 
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I was at SeaWorld yesterday, didnt see this. I will say that SeaWorld added 7 additional show times to their schedule today and 4 additional ones yesterday. So I'd say they are doing pretty good right now.
 
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