I ask that you please read my post before commenting here or there, because without reading my post, you might miss my overall point, generalize or react in anger without adequate information.
Thanking you in advance.....
My lesson to my daughter (15) after we watched Blackfish wasn't just about whales in captivity and what it's doing to them, it was about facing conflicted feelings as humans, how we deal with ambivalance.
I'm not out to demonize SeaWorld, they've done good work in many regards, or to guilt people who keep going (I've been about 20 times, my daughter did a week long intensive overnight camp and Girl Scouts there.).
As Orlando residents it was by far my favorite theme park for the ease of getting around with a toddler, for the flow, the short lines and thrill of seeing marine life so close to humans.
But the fact is, knowing what we know now, my family can no longer back SeaWorld. I feel like my blinders are off. I don't feel guilty that I went for so many decades. I'm just glad I know what I know now. We evolve, we learn and from there --
on Nov. 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM