SeaWorld Stock Tanks (Again)

Updated December 16, 2014

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. hit the bottom of the barrel, or more appropriately, the tank, as its stock plummeted yet again. On December 16, 2014, stock traded at $15.43, an all-time record low. Previously, the company admitted, in an earnings report, that a 5.2% drop in attendance at its theme parks was caused by negative publicity created by “Blackfish,” a documentary that traces the history of killer whales in captivity, leading up to the 2010 killing of a SeaWorld trainer. SeaWorld said company profits fell 28%.

SeaWorld went public on April 19, 2013 at $27 per share, rising 24 percent on its debut. From its all-time high of $39.65 hit on May 20, 2013, the stock is down well over 50 percent. Their troubles don’t end there. The Rosen Law Firm, a New York-based firm has filed a class action against SeaWorld for failing to disclose improper practices regarding its orca population and denying the cause of the company’s falling attendance. The show MUST NOT go on!

This is a clear sign that the public at large has said “Enough is Enough!”  All the pressure IS having an effect. Please keep protesting, signing petitions and using your soap box to educate others. Together we can ensure a day where no dolphins are held in captivity performing stupid tricks. ~ Ric O’Barry

The Dolphin Project is asking Macy’s to consider dumping SeaWorld from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York. Please sign the petition HERE.

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About Cara Sands

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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.

A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.

It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.

Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!

"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands

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