Written by; Gary Wonning
The politically correct crowd has targeted another business for extinction.
This is just one of the many problems we face as I bring out in my book,”The Wisdom of our Ancestors.”
Sea World has come under fire for the way it treats their whales and dolphins. The claim has been made the animals are treated unfairly and to keep them in captivity is cruel and unusual punishment.
To the contrary, no proof of mistreatment has been substantiated. From all indications, the animals are treated humanely, well fed and protected from their natural predators. They are loved by not only their caretakers but by the general public as well.
Thousands of children come every year to enjoy their antics and to learn more about the world around them, something that is sorely needed in today’s society.
There has been no proof presented the animals suffer because of their captive environment. In fact the animals would benefit from the attention and care they get from their human counterparts. They receive none of that in the wilds of the deep blue sea where they constantly have to be on guard so they don’t get eaten.
Many say it is cruel to keep them penned up so they are unable to roam the seas freely, I’m not so sure.
The same goes for the animals in zoos and the circus. Most of the animals are well maintained and fed properly. The owners have too much money invested in them to do otherwise. There are probably a few instances where this isn’t true. Those cases should be handled on an individual basis, we need to stop punishing everyone for the actions of a few.
I would ask these same people if they have a pet such as a dog, or cat.
I would remind them that dogs and cats at one time roamed the outdoors freely and were not domesticated.
How about goldfish, or parakeets? They are also held in a captive environment.
Maybe we should turn these animal loose also to roam freely and be subject to the whims of their predators.
I see no difference in domesticating whales and dolphins than I do in domesticating dogs or cats.
In both cases, people and the animals themselves benefit. Humans get much joy from having domesticated animals near them, they have much therapeutic value. The animals themselves benefit from being cared for, all their nutritional needs are met, they no longer have to defend themselves from other animals that would want to turn them into dinner, and their health needs are also well taken care of.
It’s time we stand up to these organizations that spread false information about well-meaning companies that provide an enjoyable, educational entertainment venue to us.
Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is no different than having a pet dog or cat.
To think differently is ridiculous and narrow-minded.
It has been reported that the attendance at the Sea World parks is down by seventy-five percent, to lose Sea World and other such parks would be an injustice not only to the parks, but humanity as well. Let’s stop the madness.
The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.
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There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.