“later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
where does it hurt?
Warsan Shire (born 1988) is a Somali–British writer, poet, editor and teacher. Shire was born in 1988 in Kenya to Somali parents. She immigrated to the United Kingdom aged 1. Shire has a . As of 2015, she primarily resides in London.
SeaWorld enslaves animals in small tanks at marine parks around the country, where they are forced to perform unnecessary tricks for “entertainment.” It’s a business built on the suffering of intelligent, social animals who are denied everything that is natural and important to them. As a result, animals imprisoned by SeaWorld often die prematurely from stress and other captivity-related causes.
SeaWorld, which owns all but one of the orcas held captive in the U.S., has a long history of mistreating animals. In the wild, orcas are intelligent predators who work cooperatively in search of food. They share intricate relationships in a matrilineal society.
In some populations, orcas rarely leave their mother’s pod, but at SeaWorld, they are often separated. These attributes, along with wild orca pods’ unique dialects, are considered a form of culture that is unrivaled by any species other than humans. Free orcas are among the fastest animals in the sea, and they swim as far as 100 miles every day. But at SeaWorld, they swim in endless circles in small barren concrete tanks.
To help all animals held captive by SeaWorld, please never buy a ticket, visit the parks, or support SeaWorld in any other way.
We don’t collect killer whales from the wild and haven’t for 35 years.
We set the highest standard of care for marine mammals in the world.
Government research shows our killer whales live just as long as those in the wild.
~~If SeaWorld Commercials Told the Truth~~
~~Published on Jun 17, 2015~~
SeaWorld has been plastering the airways with lies, so we thought we’d set the record straight.
At SeaWorld, animals are kept in tiny tanks, where they are forced to perform meaningless tricks for human “entertainment.” It’s a business built on the suffering of intelligent, social animals who are denied everything that’s natural and important to them.
As a result, animals imprisoned by SeaWorld often die prematurely from illnesses related to stress and the adverse living conditions in captivity.
The truth is, SeaWorld doesn’t care about the animals in its tanks. The only thing that SeaWorld cares about is profits.