One of the saddest moments in our trip was seeing Shamu
(a stage name shared by many orcas both male and female) at Sea World.
Many killer whales in captivity experience dorsal fin
There are several theories as
to why it happens, but nevertheless it’s a sad thing to see. To me it stands as a reminder that the best
place for these animals is in the wild, not doing cute parlor tricks for us in
captivity. I’m no animal rights
extremist (If I ever join PETA please kill me!). Humans are the crowning glory of God’s creation. We have been set apart from the animals. No animal should be set above the life of a
human – ever.
But I don’t think keeping these gallant creatures in captivity for trivial entertainment is what God had in mind when he said,
"Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge!
Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air,
for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth."
Like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, I won’t be returning to Sea World.