The sad killing of dolphins and small whales in the Japanese drive hunts have begun again. Contrary to what you might hear from activists who want to mislead the public, SeaWorld is opposed to this horrific practice and not a single animal living in our parks came from a drive hunt. In fact, federal law prohibits bringing animals from this hunt into the United States. Hear direct from SeaWorld’s Zoological V.P. as he discusses this practice and why SeaWorld is opposed to it.
SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Williamsburg took home top honors during the 2014 Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards. For the ninth year in a row SeaWorld Orlando received the Golden Ticket for Best Marine Life Park and SeaWorld San Diego finished second in the category.
Readers, as we continue to share with readers the truth about claims that are inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete, we want to address a subject that is often used to unfairly criticize SeaWorld: the dolphin drive hunts in Japan.
The Truth About SeaWorld and Japanese Dolphin Slaughters
The slaughter of dolphins and small whales in the Japanese drive hunts will begin again soon.
We will be making new periodic posts on the SEA blog to enlighten readers about “the other side” of articles that are inaccurate, misleading, or omit information that we think is important for readers to know.
SeaWorld announces todaybold vision for the future: the massive addition of a new, first-of-its-kind killer whale environment at all three SeaWorld parks. This new environment will transform how visitors experience killer whales, and provide unprecedented access for zoological professionals and scientists to study and care for these incredible animals.
Southwest and SeaWorld have mutually decided not to renew their partnership when the contract expires at the end of the year. Our promotional marketing relationship began in 1988 and was one of the first of its kind – focused on co-marketing opportunities between Southwest passengers and SeaWorld visitors. The companies decided not to renew the contract based on shifting priorities.