One really bad day at SeaWorld Orlando

October 4, 2010, 10:40 PM · First, this morning, shortly before noon, a 68-year-old man perished at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park.

Then, this afternoon, SeaWorld Orlando's 25-year-old orca, Kalina, passed away after what the park called a sudden illness. This follows the loss of an orca at SeaWorld San Diego last month.

Investigations are underway in both incidents.

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October 6, 2010 at 5:58 AM · (cups hand to ear) I'm waiting for some backlash about devil theme parks and slave whales...
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good! On the Aquatica note, prayers go out to his family.

October 6, 2010 at 6:20 AM · Well this sucks but if you number is up, why not be at a park enjoying yourself…
October 6, 2010 at 9:48 AM · Yeah, this is really bad timing. I can't stand the amount of ignorance people have whenever they start yelling about how animals should never be kept in captivity because it's cruel, etc etc etc.

What they don't understand is that without zoos and parks like Sea World, less and less people will care about real animals in the wild. By seeing an actual living creature in front of them, and not on the television, children and adults alike are more inclined to be sympathetic to preserving animals.

While there are still arguments against that train of thought, I'd hate to see someone test the irreversable results of getting rid of the DAK's, Zoos, and the Sea Worlds.

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