Trainers at seaworld should be allowed to swim with the whales again, its better for their welfare.
"Trainers at SeaWorld".
Why only SeaWorld?. In December 2011 Bingo, Stella and Ran were moved from Kamogawa SeaWorld to Port of Nagoya. Both Stella and Bingo were used extensively for waterwork at Kamogawa but trainers at Nagoya have never entered the water with them. Yet since they’ve moved I’ve yet to see a single pro cap say they are suffering by not having trainers swim with them. Why are only whales at SeaWorld missing contact?.
Besides, putting a halt to trainers swimming with the whales was SeaWorld’s response to Dawn’s death. In the two years during the run up to the OSHA v SeaWorld court case, SeaWorld could have put trainers back into the water any time they wanted. They didn’t probably because if another attack happened in that time, it would’ve looked very bad for them and SeaWorld wanted to do everything to win the OSHA case. But they could have. It was their choice.
OSHA cited SeaWorld for knowingly putting Dawn in harms way. It wasn’t until OSHA won the case that the Judge placed a ban on waterwork during shows, (but not behind the scenes so the trainers could still administer medical an husbandry care to the whales when needed). Plus the ban is only in effect in the Orlando park. SeaWorld could technically reinstate waterwork in San Diego and Texas today if they wanted too.
If, according to you, not having trainers swim with the whales is bad for their welfare, then Nagoya, SeaWorld and all the other parks that don’t allow trainers to swim with the whales, should be charged with animal cruelty.