Practice Opening 1:
As the years go on the endangered species list continues to grow. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment contributes to the death of endangered orca whale species. This world known park needs to be shut down. If SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is shut down, then the wild orca popular will discontinue to suffer.
Practice Opening 2:
Imagine being captured from your home, instructed to preform stunts against your will, and constantly stalked by tourists from all around the world. This type of cruelty happens at all the Sea World Parks and Entertainment locations. As humanitarians, we must shut down the multiple parks. If the parks are shut down, then animal cruelty to sea creatures will be eliminated.
If SeaWorld is shut down, then many sea life species will no longer be endangered.
If Sea World is shut down, then sea creatures will no longer be treated cruelly and it will start a trend amongst other animal parks.
Topics for Smaller Papers:
-sea world contributes to endangered species in sea life
-how Sea World captures their animals by kidnapping the babies from their families and throw the dead whales back into the sea
-forcing the animals to preform against their will causes them psychotic distress, thus putting performers and trainers in danger while working with the animals in the water
-captive animal attacks verses wild animal attacks
Current State of Paper:
(proving sea world causes endangerment to orcas)
SeaWorld Of Hurt has been working together with PETA for many years trying to liberate the captured mammals held in SeaWorld throughout the country. Sea World shortens the life expectancy of orca whales. According to their website, orca whales have a lifespan of, “…60 to 70 years for males and 80 to more than 100 for females”(Para 5). The average age of a captive whale is about 9 years. This is due to the fact that orcas are not in their natural habitats. Orcas can fend for themselves and supply food for their families; they are not in any danger in the seas.
PETA. “10 Things You Didn’t Know About SeaWorld – SeaWorld of Hurt.” SeaWorld of Hurt. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.
(capturing of the orcas)
The process of capturing an orca is almost as disgusting as their lives in captivity. In an interview from the film Blackfish, Harold Garret explains, whale capturers light bombs with acetylene torches from their boats and throw them into the ocean in order to drive the whales into coves for an easier capture. John Crowe, a former diver and whale capturer, says, “…When the whole hunt was over, there were 3 dead whales. So they had us cut the whales open, fill them with rocks, put anchors on their tails and sink them.” SeaWorld’s partners accidentally murdered three innocent baby whales during the capture for their entertainment parks. What most people do not know is that whales are mammals just like humans; they can feel and express their emotions. During the capture, the whale hunters get young ones that they want and drop nets to capture them. The other whales have the option to leave, but they stayed and watch the babies get abducted. Crowe justifies, “it’s like kidnapping a little kid away from their mother”. SeaWorld is responsible for separating orca families and emotionally destroying mothers for lives.
Blackfish. Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Prod. Manny Oteyza. 2013. Documentary.