SeaWorld
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes.

After the famous fast food joint Taco Bell started promoting discounted tickets to SeaWorld, one very angry college student started a petition that now has 15,000+ signatures. Taco Bell isn’t exactly known for its animal friendly fare, and now the fast food chain is supporting one of the most abusive franchises in history: SeaWorld.

In case you live under a rock and haven’t seen the popular film “Blackfish”, a documentary that chronicles the abuse of marine mammals at SeaWorld marine parks, let me explain to you why the promotion of SeaWorld can be seen as a moral and ethical dilemma. At the marine parks, killer whales are confined to small, shallow pools, lack social interaction, display whale-to-whale aggression because of their living conditions and are given inadequate medical care. Their lifespans are shortened due to their unnatural environments, and a link has been drawn between the majestic and sensitive creatures’ living conditions and the aggression that is displayed toward their trainers, which has resulted in several injuries and deaths.

In the Change.org petition, the public is asked to avoid eating at Taco Bell until they stop promoting SeaWorld (although we’d recommend never setting foot in there again even after they stop supporting SeaWorld). Lend your voice by signing the petition and educating yourself on the horrors of marine mammal parks.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

VIA Change.org

About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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