Aug. 9, 2018

SUFB 530: Are SeaWorld Rebounding From Blackfish Fallout?

SUFB 530: Are SeaWorld Rebounding From Blackfish Fallout?

SeaWorld is rebounding with higher attendance in the first 2 quarters fo this year pleasing investors and making them think that the fallout from the Blackfish documentary that showed the entertainment park was ignoring scientific evidence that the...


SeaWorld is rebounding with higher attendance in the first 2 quarters fo this year pleasing investors and making them think that the fallout from the Blackfish documentary that showed the entertainment park was ignoring scientific evidence that the small tanks and shows were harming the mental and emotional state of the captive orcas. 

An investigation is still under way by the SEC into allegations that SeaWorld misreported the gravity of the effect of Blackfish on attendance to its investors back in 2014; however, the penalty will be minimal. 

Attractions such as the Electric Eel roller coaster at the San Diego Park and offering free beer to customers at the Orlando park are believed to increase attendance. 

These attractions are not related to the orca captivity issue itself; however, should people still support SeaWorld knowing that the park is not releasing the orcas or any other marine mammal? I would love to hear your answer. 

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