The Case Against Killer Whales in Captivity Part 1: A Profile on Keiko

“There’s a place I know in Ontario…” was probably one of the most popular jingles in my childhood growing up in Southern Ontario. While the finale of the jingle sings: “Everyone loves Marineland”, not all living creatures at marine parks are living happily. In fact, most are suffering tremendously. I have always been an advocate for animal rights. Recently, I was recommended the book “Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark side of Killer Whales in Captivity” by David Kirby by one of my friends who is a passionate advocate for marine animal rights. This book was extremely fascinating, and I have gained significant insight into the controversies surrounding marine theme parks and the different arguments that both sides have. While reading this book, I was fascinated with the stories of two killer whales. For this first blog, I will be covering one of these captivating whales, the infamous Keiko.

Keiko

Keiko

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