so this is pretty incredible
Birds, which make up 95% of the land animals killed for food each year, are not covered by the Humane Slaughter Act or the Humane Transport Act, toothless and shoddy as those acts already are. Eggs, which are one of the most common things people eat with a risk of food poisoning, are still treated with far more care and consideration than the hens who laid them.
Top quote from the book Death at Seaworld as noted.
Middle quote from one of Seaworld’s ‘truth’ videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEJSru3ucds — literally out of the mouth of the same guy who was attacked by Kasatka in 2006.
Kasatka’s attack was immediately preceded by her calf making a distress vocalisation. Being separate from, and unable to see to her calf due to being engaged in a circus act, she was very likely frustrated and showed her displeasure the only way she’s able: cessation of compliance.
I am not making light of the attack on Ken Peters. If that’s what you get out of this, I want you to think really hard about how much you’re missing the point, then go away.