Blackfish Documentary Scores a Win – SeaWorld to End Its Killer Whale Show
When I was a kid, my grandparents took me to SeaWorld in San Diego. I remember falling in love with sea life, and loved the shows, the animals and the "splash zone." If you've never been to SeaWorld, the splash zone is the area in which if you're sitting there during any of the animal water shows, you will get wet!
Well those days are going to be over, at least for the killer whale show. SeaWorld announced that it will be ending the Orca show within a year. Since the documentary 'Blackfish' was released, the parks have seen a decrease in attendance, especially in California where they are battling the local government on Orca regulations.
Several animal rights groups are happy about the decision, and the money that was to be used for a new orca tank is now going to be used to create an educational attraction about the “orca experience,” according to the San Diego Union Tribune. The new project will debut in 2017 and has been described as “informative” with a “conservation message inspiring people to act.”