They lied to us about their orcas, they flat out lied to us. Sea World claims its killer whales live longer in captivity than they do in the wild but this is not so. At www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/killerwhale.htm it is revealed that that males can live as long as 50 - 60 years, and females can live as long as 80 - 90 years. (Google "orca lifespan" and you'll find many other sites about this subject.) Since Sea World has been in business for only fifty years, they cannot honestly claim they live in captivity longer than they do in the wild.
I'm no raving lunatic member of PETA or Sea Shepard, I'm just someone who doesn't like being lied to. I haven't been to DAK or to a zoo in ages, and I wonder if I should ever go back.
What's your opinion?