Breaking! What Is SeaWorld Orlando Trying To Hide With Their Secretive Announcement Of Kayla The Orca’s Death After 30 Years of Captivity?

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It is with heavy hearts that WAN shares that Kayla, one of the last six captive orcas at SeaWorld Orlando has passed away.

News of the tragic passing of the 30-year-old killer whale seems to have been strategically released in a statement from SeaWorld that was only sent to specific media outlets.

“The entire SeaWorld family is deeply saddened by the loss,” said the so-called “entertainment” theme park as reported by the Orlando Sentinel among others. “While today is a difficult day for all of us at SeaWorld, Kayla inspired generations of guests and employees to care and learn more about this amazing species.”

In an effort to try to control the story, the controversial company has yet to post the sad update on any of the SeaWorld websites or social media platforms.

In 2016, SeaWorld announced that it would stop breeding orcas and phase out its killer whale performances by 2019. The company has not yet provided any update on this situation.

As per reports, Kayla first showed “signs of discomfort” on Saturday afternoon, after which her veterinarians immediately began treatment based on a physical examination.

Unfortunately, her condition worsened on Sunday and although animal care specialists and veterinarians provided around the clock attention to Kayla, she did not survive.

While the “cause” of Kayla’s death may not be known until a post-mortem examination is completed, which could take several weeks, animal advocates have been quick to express their ongoing outrage about keeping wildlife in captivity.

As noted in a statement by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Kayla spent her entire life in captivity since her birth in 1988 at SeaWorld’s San Antonio park.

Kayla died at a far younger age than what would have been expected of a wild orca which has an average life span of 46 years.

SeaWorld has failed to release reports detailing the causes of death of the orcas that they hold captive.

Last November, WDC joined other animal welfare and conservation groups legally challenging the failure of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service to enforce permit provisions requiring SeaWorld to release necropsy and veterinary records of its deceased orcas.

Unfathomably, SeaWorld still has 20 orcas in its facilities, including the five remaining in Orlando, five in San Antonio, and 10 in San Diego.

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