🧜🏻♀️Happy MERMAID Monday🧜🏻♀️.
🦈I’m going to take some time to talk about sharks in captivity🦈.
🦈Sharks Are the Real Victims🦈.
🦈Marine parks often market the ferocity of sharks to entice a curious public, but only five people were killed by sharks in 2015. Meanwhile, humans kill approximately 100 million sharks worldwide every year because of bycatch, illegal fishing, and the demand for shark fins. Despite the negative consequences for sharks, aquariums, including SeaWorld, continue to serve fish. SeaWorld claims to serve only so-called ‘sustainable seafood,’ but like ‘humane meat,’ this is an intentionally misleading marketing term—all fishing inherently harms sea life.”.
🦈Sharks Are Shy🦈.
Many sharks are naturally shy, so encouraging strange, boisterous children and adults to invade their personal space is bound to unsettle the animals. Sharks and stingrays in “touch tanks” and “swim with” encounters are forced into close contact with tourists and can easily be injured, especially since stingrays can’t defend themselves when their barbs have been trimmed or removed, as they are for these exhibits.
🦈SeaWorld’s Leadership Is Questionable🦈.
Before he became the CEO of SeaWorld, Joel Manby was head of Kentucky’s Newport Aquarium, which started a captive-breeding program for wild-caught shark rays that resulted in numerous deaths. One shark ray died five days after arriving at the facility as the result of a “mating injury,” and an entire litter of six shark ray pups died within a month of their births. 🦈There are a lot of reasons why sharks and rays shouldn’t be kept in captivity, and no amount of fanfare in the form of a roller coaster will change that. Please don’t support this inhumane marketing ploy, and tell your friends why they shouldn’t, either.
🧜🏻♀️Mermaids don’t want want to be caged. Neither do sharks.🧜🏻♀️.
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