Published: April 21, 2010 at 10:33 PM
I don't think they should. The feed is part of an irresponsible illusion the park has insisted on propagating for more years than I care to think about.
As I see it, right now, they stand at a turning point. Personally, I would like to see them adopt a much more realistic and honest position, as in "Yes, working with these animals the way we do is dangerous, and the 'Shamu' brand is purely a marketing gimmick with no relation whatsoever to what the animals are truly like."
I think it more likely, however, that they will simply do whatever they can to gloss things over, run damage control, and fight like blazes to keep the image of the brand alive, no matter that it's as phony and misleading as a nine-dollar bill.
If they do go the latter direction, I believe it will be only a matter of time before the next incident.