By Madison Montgomery
Ignited by the “Blackfish Effect,” the cold hard truth about cetacean captivity continues to spread like wildfire. Released in 2013, Blackfish set out to uncover the motivation behind aggressive outbreaks displayed by long-term SeaWorld resident, Tilikum.The documentary posed important questions about cetacean captivity, and lead to a world-wide uproar over the poor treatment of park animals.
Thanks to the film, SeaWorld attendance is dropping, and it is believed that animal captivity as a whole will follow. Despite this trend (and despite the overwhelming evidence behind why cetacean captivity should end) these celebs still choose to overlook the facts…all for the sake of taking selfies with sea life! What’s worse is that some are putting themselves in the spotlight by paying to pose with captive dolphins and whales. Photos.