Each year, hundreds of dolphins are slaughtered by Japanese fishermen in a brutal hunt known as the "drive fishery."
SeaWorld is opposed to these drive hunts in Japan and elsewhere. Every accredited zoo and aquarium in America also is opposed to the practice.
No animal in our collection is from a drive hunt. The overwhelming majority of marine mammals in our parks were born in our parks.
In fact, it is a violation of U.S. law to bring an animal collected in that manner into the U.S.