- Posted October 24, 2013 by
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I visited Sea World in San Antonio, Texas in 1995. The "star" attraction that day did not wish to perform. I was seated at the glass wall. He looked me right in the eye and refused to perform the trainer's commands. He then stubbornly splashed the audience, all the while looking right at myself. I was effected that day, again, by how arrogant we are as a species.
When a tired human doesn't wish to work that day, they might be short tempered, snap at the kids, be grumpy. No one asked these guys if they wanted to be in a land-locked cement pool in the middle of Texas. In our arrogance, believing we are the higher species, we impose our will on those who can't speak for themselves or whose language we don't understand. I understand getting to know them better, helping them survive, but enslaving them for our entertainment is another transgression of humans. The natural consequence of a grumpy killer whale is, duh!