SeaWorld only spends 0.0006 percent of revenue on animal rescue and rehabilitation



Is SeaWorld a necessary evil? God, no. That’s the gist of a recent interview by Josh Zepps of the Huffington Post with Tim Zimmermann, associate producer of Blackfish, and former SeaWorld trainer Kim Ashdown. Playing devil’s advocate, Zepps says SeaWorld does good deeds like rescuing dolphins, going to oil spills and cleaning affected marine life, and so forth. And SeaWorld has to fund its benevolence SOMEhow — so isn’t keeping dolphins and orcas in captivity a fair price to pay?

HELLZ NO, Zimmermann basically says, explaining that SeaWorld’s contributions to animal rescue and rehab only amount to .0006 percent of its profits. ZOW. Plus, some of that TEENY amount is actually spent to buy “rescued” animals that get used in SeaWorld shows, so it’s even less altruistic. Furthermore, if SeaWorld didn’t exist, plenty of other organizations — ones that actually care about marine life — would continue to rescue and…

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