Shock jock Howard Stern has something to say about SeaWorld. Again.
Recently on air, Stern shared his thoughts on SeaWorld’s recent attempt to get trainers back in the water, despite the deaths of three other trainers.
“I was talking to Sam Simon, who educates me on things like this, and I happen to believe that you can’t lock a whale up in captivity,” Stern said. “That is so cruel, come on, give me a break. … From what I’m reading whales are like, almost like people in terms of intelligence and family, and then they separate them out, and it’s, like, heartbreaking. F*****g leave them in the ocean! I don’t have to see a whale that bad at SeaWorld… What kind of idiot goes to SeaWorld anyway?”
Stern has spoken out against SeaWorld’s practices before, specifically when Tillikum was put back to work after the death of a trainer. “You would think after a horrible tragedy like that, there would be no more ‘whale exhibit’ at SeaWorld,” he said back in 2011.
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