SeaWorld Ends Whale Breeding Program


SeaWorld has recently announced the end of their orca breeding program. SeaWorld currently has 24 orcas in three different parks, but this will be the last generation of them. SeaWorld is criticized everyday for keeping the killer whales in captivity, but in a few years, that will all change. “SeaWorld has been listening and we’re changing,” the company said. “Society is changing and we’re changing with it. SeaWorld is finding new ways to continue to deliver on our purpose to inspire all our guests to take action to protect wild animals and wild places”. SeaWorld is indeed keeping the whales they have in captivity right now since setting them free would be a bad option. Many of the whales were born at SeaWorld and would not be able to take care of themselves in the wild. Last year, SeaWorld ended the orca shows that used to take place in the parks. And now, since many people think that keeping the whales in captivity is cruel, the SeaWorld breeding program is ending.

About Rachel Reichelderfer

My name is Rachel Reichelderfer. I am a senior here at BHS. I am a cheerleader and a swimmer! Go Wildcats!