SeaWorld’s involvement in wild cetacean captures: Taiji Dolphin Drives (Part 3 of 3)
In 1983, SeaWorld applied for a permit to import two wild caught false killer whales from Kamagowa SeaWorld. This further proves that SeaWorld was involved and profited from the Taiji dolphin drives.
Teri and Suki were both captured in Taiji in February 1983, and imported to SeaWorld San Diego in 1984. Not only does this prove that SeaWorld was involved with captures, it also solidifies Don Goldsberry as a former, formal employee of SeaWorld Inc, listed as director of collecting, which the marine park has previously denied.
SeaWorld has had 14 wild caught false killer whales in the past. All 14 of those animals are from Japan. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th slides are the emails between Kamagowa SeaWorld and SeaWorld Inc.