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Audio Article #17: Threat to Wild Orcas, Dolphins and Beluga Wales from Marine Theme Park Boom in China

Episode Summary

On 7 May 2022 the tenth global annual Empty the Tank Event took place. This movement was inspired by the 2013 US documentary Blackfish. This film changed the perception of orcas in the West. The film singlehandedly caused the demise of marine theme parks in the US. The business model of US parks like SeaWorld had become unattractive overnight. Today a new threat to these intelligent complex marine mammals has emerged: marine theme parks in China. The demand for orca, dolphins and beluga whales is growing at an alarming rate. Animals die and are injured during the hunt. Young orcas are torn away from their mothers and pod. They are sold for many millions into a life of pain, suffering, depression and loneliness.

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