SeaWorld Spikes After Report That Its Killer Whale Show Is Ending
It seems like the San Diego park will finally put an end to its longstanding, yet much-criticized killer whale show. Animal rights activists have been complaining about how SeaWorld treats its orcas for years, and this has taken a big toll on the company’s public image and park attendance, and, consequently, on its stock.
Educational Experience Versus Pure Entertainment
The San Diego Union-Tribune disclosed that the park would be inaugurating a “new orca experience” in 2017. Instead of offering tricks, the new attraction will allegedly feature a more “informative” experience, which will take place in “a more natural setting that would carry a ‘conservation message inspiring people to act.’” The information was originally posted in a company document explaining a new strategy aimed at re-positioning the beaten down company.
However, the document did not say anything about ending the killer whale shows at the SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando or San Antonio.
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