Tag: Blackfish

Seaworld’s announcement expands much farther than theme parks

SeaWorld has recently announced that they are going to put a stop to their controversial shows using orcas. Their claim that they are no longer going to breed orcas for use at the theme park is being declared as a step towards animal protection and conservation. For years, SeaWorld has been subject to bad publicity after… Read More

San Diego SeaWorld banned from breeding orca whales

Orca whale in tank at SeaWorld

The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld’s $100 million proposal to expand their orca whale tank, but under the condition that they will no longer be allowed to breed whales at their San Diego park.      After SeaWorld reported an 84 percent drop in profits in August, the park has been trying to do whatever it can… Read More

The power of documentaries: SeaWorld faces sinking profits

An orca swims in a tank at Sea World

The 2013 documentary “Blackfish” aimed at exposing SeaWorld’s mistreatment of orca whales; the theme park is now seeing a substantial 84 percent drop in profits.   On Thursday, SeaWorld reported that their net income dropped from $37.4 million in 2014 to $5.8 million in 2015. The company explained that the problem resulted from challenges with their… Read More

Negative Backlash from “Blackfish” Continues to Strike SeaWorld

It has been a little over a year since the release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which told the story of a SeaWorld trainer’s death caused by orca whale captivity. Since then, millions have watched and witnessed the horror behind the show. Backlash from the film negatively affected SeaWorld’s image as a wholesome, family park, and… Read More