At a recent screening of The Cove, the Heroes star told The Dish Rag,”Honestly, it’s horrible what happened,” says Hayden. “Three deaths by the same whale, by an animal that should not be in captivity in the first place.
“Have you ever seen a parrot pull out its feathers? It’s from depression. How do you put an interactive, social animal, one of the smartest animals in the world … and you’re going to stick them in a tub and make them do tricks? How do you do that? Because they make money? It’s disgusting and SeaWorld is absolutely wrong. This is a big wake-up call. How many more people are going to have to be killed? When are we going to realize that these animals are not supposed to be there?”
P.S. I am beyond thrilled that The Cove won the Best Feature Documentary Oscar last night! Amazing!