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These are the only photos I could find of Junior, the infamous ‘hidden whale’ who was taken from the ocean and his pod, transported to Marineland and kept in a dimly lit warehouse, swimming in endless circles in a concrete tank that was smaller than the average hotel swimming pool with no companionship for 5 years until he died of ‘unknown causes’.

Whenever I see someone posting pictures of Marineland Canada, saying how much fun they have there or how well the animals are cared for or how it’s not that bad… All I can think to say is, ‘Do you know who Junior was?’


Watching Blackfish didn’t surprise me at all in regards to the cruelty happening at SeaWorld… When I watched it over the summer I immediately felt grief and haven’t gone one day without thinking about Tilikum. It’s haunting to believe that the complex and brilliant minds of these lives are being enslaved for our entertainment.  I cannot explain to you how profoundly and deeply saddened I am for him and the other lives that have been robbed from the rich opportunity to live full and complete lives. I hope that one day these highly evolved, intelligent and powerful beings will be left alone and the word “captivity” ceases to exist- except in the books of history.

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