It’s as basic as the “do not drink” warning on a bottle of bleach these days – never accept something at face value that you find on the Internet.
Yet, we run across articles like this on a daily basis.
The website Onegreenplanet.org hit a new low by running an “article” entitled, “Are SeaWorld’s Rescue and Rehab Programs All They’re Cracked Up to Be?”
It’s just so mind-blowingly asinine that we had to point it out.
The captivity debate aside, how could anyone attack an animal rescue program, let alone one that is a global leader in not only rescuing animals, but bringing them back to health and setting them free?
You would have to be a major expert in the field. Or a complete know-nothing.
Guess which category the author falls into?
In what can only be described as desperation, this website thought it would be totally awesome to attack their amazing rescue, rehab and release programs.
Just looking at this article from a journalistic standpoint, there is a giant red flag that must be addressed. The author is a theatre practitioner. She has no background in science, marine biology or animal rescue. What she is, is unsurprising – a self-proclaimed “vegan activist”.
A real authority on saving the lives of marine animals.
She claims that SeaWorld has “done little to demonstrate that they are all that concerned about the plight of cetaceans in captivity – except where profits are concerned.”
Which, despite being demonstrably false, has nothing to do with rescue.
The more than 23,000 injured or ill marine animals that have been rescued by SeaWorld should speak for itself, but to some misguided people, facts don’t matter.
That’s okay, we’ll keep going.
SeaWorld has contributed millions of dollars to wildlife protection initiatives on a global scale, supported more than 100 environmental organizations, and has recently pledged $10 million to saving the Southern Right Killer Whales. On top of their direct action rescue program.
In addition, the recently announced “Blue World Project” is the first environment of its kind in the world. They are partnering with world leaders in science and research and SeaWorld is globally recognized by actual experts, as a leader in their field.
But even when faced with overwhelming evidence and facts that SeaWorld is a force for good, activists continue to try to take down one of the world’s best marine institutions.
They actually stoop to attacking rescue efforts.
Organizations like PETA and the HSUS serve as a “home-base” to activists leading the smear campaign against SeaWorld. But nobody mentions the despicable practices of PETA and the HSUS as they literally and figuratively rob you of your hard-earned money.
Unlike the author of this piece, we can point to facts like HSUS gives less than 1% of its donations to actually helping animals. And most of PETA’s funds are used for idiot stunts like this.
They couldn’t care less about the animals they claim to empathize with.
Activists are so desperate that they have resorted to attacking the people and organizations that actually save animals, and that is sad. They would rather the animals die than be aided by humans.
Don’t think the catchphrase “rather dead than fed” appeared out of thin air.
The author has no facts, no focus and no point – except to attack one of the most reliable marine animals rescue programs in the world.
Here’s all you need to know – when an animal is in trouble it would prefer you call SeaWorld not PETA, not HSUS and certainly not this author.