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Should Whales and Dolphins Be Kept In Captivity?


Orca at SeaWorld / edison_moreno, Flickr

Orca (killer whale, Orcinus orca) at SeaWorld

eddison_moreno, Flickr

SeaWorld suffered the loss of several orca whales in 2010, and an orca was involved in the death of a trainer in February 2010. These incidents have caused many to question the appropriateness of keeping whales in captivity. Others, who dream of up-close study of whales and dolphins or being dolphin trainers, say that the benefits of whales and dolphins in captivity are worth the risk.

Should whales and other marine life continue to be held in captivity? Are there advantages to having whales in captivity? Share Your Opinion.

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