A great article by Ron Judd, about the parallel issues of captive orcas at animal “entertainment” centers like SeaWorld and captive zoo elephants. Here’s an excerpt:

The zoo at least seems to be listening to panel recommendations about captivity improvements. But it’s still captivity, and the common underlying principle is unavoidable: Both institutions are scoffing at the growing understanding that there may be no humane way to keep captive extremely large, peaceful mammals that possess intelligence we have not yet begun to understand. And both are vainly trying to swim against the tide of reason and evolving public opinion.

Read the full article here

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