What’s the worst-performing major theme park in North America?
If you guessed SeaWorld San Diego, whale then, you’d be right. In the annual report by consulting firm AECOM and nonprofit Themed Entertainment Association, SeaWorld San Diego had the lowest attendance of major theme parks in the nation in 2015. Exhibit A:
Clearly, just not breeding more orcas isn’t going to cut it. People would rather experience the magic of Harry Potter or be transported to a galaxy far, far away than watch an abused orca swim in tiny circles in what is, to them, the size of a bathtub.
The writing is on the (tank) wall. It’s time to release the orcas and dolphins to sanctuaries. Join PETA in calling for their freedom here.