I feel for the parents of children watching the show. It will be very difficult to explain the tragedy to them.
Dawn's sister appeared on MSNBC , she said Dawn would not want anything done to Tilly . IMHO, they knew he was dangerous from previous incidents . I have to feel for the whale . SW is stating it would not survive on its own . Could they not try with modification ? This poor mammal was speaking out the only way he knew how too .
SW has announced all Shamu shows are canceled indefinitely . San Diego included .
We were planning on going to SW in a few weeks, but not now . Jim & I are so devastated that this senseless incident happened, that we can't bring ourselves to go .
I understand how we feel (the posters here on this thread) and passions run high all around.
It is very hard to separate the tragedy of the loss of a talented, intelligent woman, and what some of us feel is a tragedy of the captive animal.
Thank you all for being considerate of the complexities and the high emotion surrounding this complex issue.
We have tickets to SeaWorld for our upcoming trip, I am so sad about this tragedy :(
Kathy, disney loving mom of 3
Me too ;( but she died doing EXACTLY what she always wanted to do and how many of us can say the things we dreamed about at 9 were what we ended up doing day to day?Originally Posted by Kathmandu, post: 192845
I know she wouldn't have wanted it to put people off going to Seaworld and I'll be going back during our next trip for sure.
I can't bring myself to do it , not because of the mammal activists . That it is So Sad that there will be no more Shamu shows . I leave in 24 days, I'm not saying I'll never go back, but not right now .
I think this expresses it perfectly.Originally Posted by Shellyamc, post: 192870