Dr. Jane Goodall Calls for SeaWorld’s Closure

Published by Jennifer O'Connor.

Dr. Jane Goodall is the latest expert to call for the closure of SeaWorld. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Dr. Goodall said she is optimistic that humans are becoming less interested in watching orcas perform and more sympathetic to their plight in captivity.

“It’s not only that [orcas are] really big, highly intelligent and social animals so that the capture and confinement in itself is cruel,” Goodall said, but also that “they have emotions like ours.”

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