FILM: BLACKFISH – An Exploration of the Exploitation of Whales in Captivity

Several recording artists including most recently Martina McBride have been cancelling performances at parks like SeaWorld in San Diego after the revealing and troubling film BLACKFISH which reveals the conditions under which whales like the famous SHAMU are kept in captivity. I watched this film while thinking of all the times I attended “performances” at SeaWorld San Diego with my parents and grandparents who lived in nearby Escondido. How naive we all were to think that the whales were happy, healthy, and eager to please audience members like us. It’s never that simple.

Take a moment to view the trailer and consider watching the film which is available now for immediate viewing on Netflix and other online sources.

For more information about the film project, visit their website at