I'd be more than willing to bet that none of the accounts were "over-exagerrated." The one thing about most trainers in zoos and aquariums is that they're animal lovers first and foremost. They treat the facility's animals as if they're family, and it really does effect them emotionally when the animals are neglected. You'd probably hear MANY more stories like this from other facilities if employees weren't so afraid of whistle-blowing.
Also, keep in mind we're talking about a nation that still legally allows up to 400,00 harp seals to be clubbed to death each year. And yet some "enthusiasts" are more concerned about boycotting "fastlane" procedures instead.
Last edited by BeemerBoy on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:41 am.
Displaying "Online Enthusiast Morality" since 2006, with 99.9% more sarcasm.
This is genuinely heartbreaking, it actually almost brought me to tears. There's one thing to say for an animal that can run from its poor conditions, but marine animals are just stuck there to suffer.
What happens now? I have to imagine that this sort of negligence is punishable if taken to court, no?
1. Skyrush | 2. Maverick | 3. The Voyage | 4. El Toro | 5. Outlaw Run 6. Millennium Force | 7. I-305 | 8. Medusa: SC | 9. X2 | 10. Phoenix
Wow, well I suppose I should re-do my Marineland TR now as some of the comedy I used may no longer be fitting when I finalize it.
I do have to agree with Elissa, if it is/was happening, you couldn't tell it. The only complaint I had was you couldn't find a place to get a drink at 10am in the back of the park. It is older and the tanks are smaller compared to Sea World but the animals seemed happy.
The only thing I noticed on the trip was that some of the deer didn't look all that healthy.
Someone one told me on the TPR trip, and I don't remember who, that the orca came from Seaworld with the understanding that they were to build a larger performing stadium and breed them. Since none of that came about Seaworld wants the orca back but they refuse. Probably don't want to lose one of their star attractions. Take that rumor with a grain of salt.
DJeXeL wrote:Heart breaking read. Makes you respect Busch parks that much more.
And Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Proud Member of the 300 Coaster Club. Joined June 16, 2012 Proud Member of the 400 Coaster Club. Joined August 17, 2013 Proud Member of the 500 Coaster Club. Joined January 30, 2015 Proud Member of the 600 Coaster Club, Joined April 21, 2017
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.