SeaWorld Is Putting An End To Its Famous 'Killer Whale Show'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 11:24AM
Tilikum performing at SeaWorld Florida in 2011. Photo / Getty Images

Tilikum performing at SeaWorld Florida in 2011. Photo / Getty Images

SeaWorld seems to be bowing to public pressure, as it has been announced that they are phasing out their orca show.

Starting in 2017, they will replace the current show with a new 'informative' experience. This will start at its San Diego park in a more natural setting with a 'conservation message inspiring people to act'.

The information was released in the form of a company document. 

The future of the shows at SeaWorld's other parks (Orlando, Florida, and San Antonio) is unclear at the moment. However, it seems that since the 2013 documentary Blackfish exposed SeaWorld for its practices, they have had to make dramatic changes & SeaWorld are no longer allowed to breed Orcas. 

Back in August, it was reported that SeaWorld had suffered an 84% drop in profits.

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