This hilarious video predicts that the public outcry against keeping whales and dolphins in captivity will hurt Seaworld’s profits, and according to NBC online, that may indeed be true. (Note however, that Seaworld is blaming the loss of revenue on rain and Easter).
SeaWorld attendance belly flops, posts 2Q loss
Published: Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said it posted a loss of $15.9 million, or 18 cents per share, in the second quarter. Compare that with a profit of $39.1 million, or 47 cents per share, in the same period last year, when SeaWorld was still a privately held company.
Aside from higher prices and bad weather, SeaWorld said the timing of Easter this year also shifted some visitors to the first quarter instead of the second quarter.
The point of this video is to encourage people to educate themselves on the issue of captivity by going to see “Blackfish” , currently playing in theaters throughout the country. They recommend viewing the Oscar-winning movie, “The Cove” as well, in order to learn more about how the captive display industry is tied to the ruthless and senseless slaughter of dolphins in Japan.
The video maker, Rory Cantwell, communicates through humor that we all need to take the time to understand the price that animals pay to amuse us, then decide if this is something we want to support.