If I weren’t an artist, I would be Ric O’ Berry.
I’ve been raising and caring for injured and orphaned animals for as long as I can remember and it hurts to watch “The Cove” or any film or show about cruelty towards animals. It enrages me to see the fishermen show zero emotion toward what they’re doing. There’s something about dolphins(and whales) that makes them different from most animals. They’re self aware, as are we. The only difference between them and us is that they live in the sea. Killing one is practically equivalent to killing a man. It should be punishable by death. It’s basically murder. If I weren’t studying to be an artist I would be out there with people like Ric O’ Berry, helping to put an end to our disgusting behavior.
I’ve been going to SeaWorld for years having been living in Orlando for so long. ‘The Cove’ definitely changed my views on the park but with a little research I feel as though it’s receiving unfair criticism. Sea World has rescued and rehabilitated over at least 20,000 animals and it’s hard not to show a little respect to the park. Sure, keeping whales in dolphins in captivity is wrong but it helps inspire those that come to see the dolphins to protect and support rescue programs. I do not agree with the animals performing but captivity may be the only way we can maintain their species in the future.