My first was the homeless but that is for another day.. the one I wanted to talk about today came in San Diego with our visit to Seaworld..
I wrote on Instagram.. Went to see Shamu at Seaworld today.. It's like a constant fight with your inner thoughts.. How amazing to see these beautiful animals close up but longing to let them free.
When you see the show I have to say the whales look to be having fun and they get awesome rewards of course but the in between times? that tank is tiny for the size they are and living in groundhog day however many sweet treats you gave me would get on my nerves.
There are lots that take the view they are being protected from being slaughtered and becoming extinct yet the Shamu show has a whole film piece about how Shamu being born was a miracle and that it is not often they are born in captivity so surely exactly that is why they should not be there?
I did find it astonishing to see them only glass width away, to see their amazing size yet graceful actions and just to take in such rare creatures up close but if I thought for one second they hated their life I would prefer to see them on National Discovery Channel.
We came home and watched Free Willy with the kids and they were horrified that it might be how Shamu and his compadres were feeling.
I have been told to watch Blackfish but I think I will have to wait.
I truly am conflicted, I love that I can teach my children about the wonders of the world by going to Aquariums and Zoos but as I can hardly stand a whole weekend indoors thanks to cabin fever it kills me to think these animals may feel like that 24/7.
How do you feel? Have you watched Blackfish?