Concrete tanks can never replace the ocean. Whales swim hundreds of miles per day in the wild and are highly intelligent animals. Even though captives are kept in an environment free of predators and pollution, they die young. Capture is brutal, families are separated and the animals have virtually no room to move, compared to what they need, deserve and would have in the wild.
Being trapped and deprived of essential nutrients, fresh water and everything natural, orcas live stressful lives and lash out against other orcas, humans and even hurt themselves. In nature, however, despite sharing the ocean for just about forever, there has only been one reliable report of an orca harming a human being.
Captive whales suffer mentally and physically all their lives. At Trinity Eco-Tours, we support no captivity for marine mammals and hope you agree too.