Six Flags Worlds of Adventure denied whale permit by Argentina

Posted Monday, April 14, 2003 5:06 AM | Contributed by Millennium Forced

The Argentine government recently denied a permit to transfer an 11-year-old male orca from a Buenos Aires aquarium to Northeast Ohio's Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

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Monday, April 14, 2003 5:18 AM
Why?
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Monday, April 14, 2003 5:50 AM
From what I understand and who I have talked to at the park...this has happened, or they new this would happen a while back (that's why a few were suprised that it was just in the paper now). The park is already persuing two other male orcas. This last one, if I'm not mistaken was also caputured and put into captivity (and we know where that arguement goes). The two other males (both different locations), I have been told are not captured from captivity but have been born in captivity. I think both are from the European part of the world, that SFWoA is looking at. SFWoA themselves, of course, won't say much with the exception that they are still pursuing other a mate for Shouka. Time will tell as always.

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Monday, April 14, 2003 6:33 AM
...And the hits just keep on coming for the "other park" down the road...

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Monday, April 14, 2003 7:50 AM
I hope that they can find another one. They're social animals. I just hope the tree huggers will let the park be when acquiring the other one (and this coming from a self-proclaimed tree hugger).

My only hope is that if they're serious about doing this long-term, they really need to consider building a bigger tank. What they've got now is entirely inadequate, and I don't know how Busch was ever satisfied with it.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 6:44 AM
I love these animals. They are so beautiful. I didn't make a trip up to SFWOA last year to see the new whale, but the year before I saw the dolphins (only thing worth paying admission for in that damn place). Anyway, I know that we would all love to see these creatures (and I don't want to sound like a hard core animal activist, but these animals in captivity have lots of problems they wouldn't in the wild. They acuire health problems and social problems which leads to their lives being cut short. It would be different if these animals were used for scientific research where we would learn more about them, but their just entertainment. SFWOA is trying to bring back all the sea world fans they lost (for good reason if you ask me). Though I love watching them, I would rather keep them out of parks if it means saving them.

Sorry SFWOA fans for the bashing of the park. It seemed too much like a carnival than an amusement park. I was also dissapointed in the old Sea World section after traveling up there year after year.

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Saturday, September 13, 2003 7:35 AM
You know what, these animals arn't ment to be in captivity and they shouldn't be. I hate you heartless people who keep trying to take them out of the wild to put them in shows. You've already messed up three orcas lives leave the rest alone!!!! I'm glad they turned you down you jerks.
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Saturday, September 13, 2003 7:37 AM
And I take that tree-hugger thing personaly.
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 9:18 PM
That whale was pretty amazing. And anyone who knows me knows I love the Sea World's.

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