Disappointed with the condition
added to the park's planned 2018 "Blue World" expansion, SeaWorld replied, "Breeding is a
natural, fundamental and important part of an animal's life and depriving a
social animal of the right to reproduce is inhumane."
Those for and against the
expansion spoke their arguments in the hearing of 500 people. While SeaWorld
veterinarian Hendrik Nollens disputed that the animals are treated with
consideration like family, Coastal Commissioner Dayna Bochco disagreed and
believed that the animals are crippled in captivity.
The expansion will replace
its 1.7-million-gallon pool with a 5.2-million-gallon tank and 450,000-gallon