The death toll continues to rise at SeaWorld with the passing of a 12-year-old orca named Sumar at the theme-park chain’s San Diego location. Sumar died far short of the expected 50-to-60 year lifespan of orcas who roam the vast oceans where they belong.
Whatever caused Sumar’s death, a lifetime in a barren concrete pool—in mere gallons of water instead of the fathoms he deserved—was no life at all for this orca. How many animals and people must pay with their lives before SeaWorld begins the process of transitioning orcas to coastal sanctuaries?
Please contact Blackstone Group (which owns SeaWorld) and insist that it begin the rehabilitation process right away.