SeaWorld the Orcas Wish to go Home!
companies profit from capturing animals
and holding them for years!
does anyone know, is this imprisonment?
in a concrete box with no place to swim
orcas are held in captivity!
have these animals committed a crime?
their diet consists of dead fish
and in circles, they must swim!
is this treatment unethical?
I wonder do they wish to be free
or do they truly feel at home?
we must know, have they done their time?
somehow i feel they would love to do more
than the act of insanity!
is insanity doing the same thing continuously
and expecting a different result?
truly, i feel they are keeping hope alive
to someday return to their home
isn't this what prisoners do?
i imagine they would love to explore
the vast open ocean, chase live fish
and be with their friends!
or is this only a figment of my imagination?
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