Just wanted to say I appreciate everyone’s comments on my captivity opinion, lol. Thanks for being respectful! I’m not gonna respond to anyone directly, but I would just like to reiterate that, while most parks care for their animals to the best of their ability, the motives behind that may or may not be for the actual benefit of the whales depending on your own views on the matter :)
And yes, I am aware that the “marine parks don’t care about their animals” thing is a statement most often made by highly uneducated anticaps. No one who’s responded thus far has fallen into that category, and most people I keep up with on here in general don’t fall into the uneducated category. It’s an argument I most often see on instagram (I greatly dislike instagram, can you tell? Lol) By people who often ONLY watch Blackfish and don’t explore the issue any further. While Blackfish can be a great way to begin your involvement in the anticap community, it can’t be your ONLY source of info. Most of the people who make claims like this are highly uneducated and fortunately don’t have a strong presence here on tumblr. I just find it easier to rant about stuff like that over here.
So yeah, I know it’s not a very common argument to say marine parks don’t care about their animals at all, but it’s one I see a bit too often on other websites and I just needed to rant.
Thank you again for the feedback! Like I said, I won’t be responding to anyone (sorry!) But I appreciate your comments all the same :)