Our Role Beyond the Theater Doors

~~Life As a Wave~~

This week I went to see Blackfish, an important film about the life of orcas at marine parks like SeaWorld. It focused on Tilikum who has been in captivity for over 2 decades. It is receiving positive reviews left and right and anyone who sees it will be challenged to defend their support of parks such as SeaWorld where animals are exploited for entertainment and denied the ability to carry out natural social behaviors. In this age, conservation and education needs to be the name of the game. The times of animals in entertainment is passing.

But, those times won’t pass without actual action by regular citizens.  It’s good to show your support of animal welfare through your attendance at the theatre, but our role in real change doesn’t stop when the lights come back on. So after you’ve seen the movie, ask yourself what your next step might be…

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