What Sea World doesn’t want you to know: Unknown secrets of Sea World that are absolutely shocking
11 Brands distanced themselves
SeaWorld once admitted they had even infiltrated PETA for their own benefits. This was disclosed at an investor’s conference. As a result of ongoing protests important brands have distanced themselves from SeaWorld which include Virgin America, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and even Toy manufacturer Mattel who stopped production of the SeaWorld Barbie in 2015.
12 Shows cancelled and Lawsuits
Musicians and groups like Barenaked ladies, The Beach Boys, Willie Nelson and Cheap Trick have all cancelled shows in SeaWorld. The park is also facing three lawsuits for false advertising where they face an internal audit and investigation by the US labor department on ground of discrimination in hiring employees when 1000 Hispanic and Afro American applicants were turned down. Such incidents cost SeaWorld dearly where after the release of Blackfish; attendance decreased considerably resulting in a loss of $ 15 million in the first quarter of 2014.
Occupational safest and health organization OSHA had charged SeaWorld with 3 citations including a fine of $25,000.
13 What Sea World has to say?
All such secrets of SeaWorld are false. That’s what the park says!!Sea World denies all allegations against it and continues promotion of its park as an educational and caring amusement facility. Their blogs and Web pages are full of stories of dramatic animal rescues and animal welfare programs.
However the park is now working on a change in the wake of a backlash from customers and legal action. California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in Sept 2016 banning Orca breeding programs and captivity within the state.