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Yesterday, SeaWorld posted a video of Kalia giving birth to another Blackfish baby in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego. While the park celebrates, activists cringe.
Kalia is just shy of being 10 years old. She was not given a choice, but rather she was artificially inseminated last year in order to be a “cash cow” for SeaWorld’s breeding program. According to scientific studies, orcas in the wild do not produce their first calf until approximately 14-15 years of age.
Kalia’s calf will be the 11th killer whale housed at SeaWorld San Diego, cramped in a very small space. Behind the Thrills seems “thrilled” at the new birth and proudly state “the calf will not be removed from it’s mother (contrary to popular belief) but will instead be kept with the mother at all times.” It will be interesting to watch how long these two remain together before one…
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