Keet’s life bored me in 60 seconds, what would 20 years be like?
I’ve often wondered if people would feel the same about this situation if it involved dogs instead of orcas. Not even keeping dogs in a kennel that’s size is relative to the orcas’ cages, just the actual size of the tanks at SeaWorld. And the dog can never leave, and the dog has to perform tricks several times a day and the dog has to live with some dogs it doesn’t get along with and maybe gets into bloody fights. And the dog looks unhealthy, and unhappy, and shows signs of stress and people stare at it from behind glass. It never takes walks outside, never smells anything new, never does anything new… The orcas psyches and biology and culture are still largely a mystery to us, but if we knew them and understood them as well as we do dogs, would this even be an issue? Because I can’t imagine anyone who loved dogs would do that to them. And before anyone decides that it isn’t the same at all and this is a terrible analogy, just imagine doing this to your pet, your cat or dog or horse. The kicker is, orcas aren’t even domesticated so living in a small space isn’t remotely normal in their minds, maybe unlike a domesticated animal… I don’t know. I’ll never understand how some people can be cruel to animals with no remorse, even sometimes enjoyment, but I hope they are all reincarnated into rocks.