Protest. Help stage a demonstration outside a captive-orca facility where you hand flyers to people going in or out, hold up posters, and educate tourists about whale captivity.
If that’s not your style, you can join groups this summer that will be passing out leaflets outside theaters showing Blackfish.
Or you could arrange a public art exhibition at a school, office, or art space where people can express their own opposition to captivity. Recently TakePart ran the story, Is There Hope for Lolita, the World’s Loneliest Killer Whale?, about life-sized murals of the whale Lolita made by children, who wrote messages in favor of freeing her. Their story made the local papers.
Another idea is to get people to write to SeaWorld directly, asking them to reinvest some of their record profits in upgrading tanks and environments for those whales who might live out their lives in captivity, rather than just putting money into new sets, rides, restaurants, etc.
If you have some extra money of your own, one option, already exercised by PETA, is to buy stock in SeaWorld, and then attend stockholders meetings to express your opposition to Shamu’s artificial world.
And finally, sign this petition asking SeaWorld to stop its orca breeding program. Every time someone signs, an email is sent to the company.
Photo: Romeo Gacad