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Has anyone else noticed that when people argue in comment sections that all grammar and English rules go away and it’s just about who can get an answer out first? ( from both sides of the debate ) I value conversation and think that discussing controversial topics is important. That is why I leave up positive and negative comments about Seaworld on my posts. Discussion is how people learn and how people’s views can change. On both sides. I just have some advice for people who want to argue or have these debates. Do not go into a conversation (where you’re hoping to change someone’s opinion) with anger & rudeness. Would you learn if your teacher always hurled insults at you or taught everything with contention? No, because we don’t open up when we feel attacked. We get defensive and then no one is learning. It’s just a fight. We are most receptive to learning and change in a peaceful and understanding environment. Try to remember that next time you want to debate someone. Are you doing it to validate yourself or have a genuine conversation? #seaworld #seaworldsandiego #killerwhale #orcas

Has anyone else noticed that when people argue in comment sections that all grammar and English rules go away and it’s just about who can get an answer out first? ( from both sides of the debate ) I value conversation and think that discussing controversial topics is important. That is why I leave up positive and negative comments about Seaworld on my posts. Discussion is how people learn and how people’s views can change. On both sides. I just have some advice for people who want to argue or have these debates. Do not go into a conversation (where you’re hoping to change someone’s opinion) with anger & rudeness. Would you learn if your teacher always hurled insults at you or taught everything with contention? No, because we don’t open up when we feel attacked. We get defensive and then no one is learning. It’s just a fight. We are most receptive to learning and change in a peaceful and understanding environment. Try to remember that next time you want to debate someone. Are you doing it to validate yourself or have a genuine conversation? #seaworld  #seaworldsandiego  #killerwhale  #orcas 

I don’t go to the parks a lot but my last trip I did see some aggressive-ish behavior with Kalia towards Nakai. These are some of the videos. You can see Kalia & Amaya pinching/nipping Nakai & pushing him. Nakai didn’t really make an effort to leave. He just kinda sat there. I’d love to hear what people have to say about it. From my perspective...I don’t like to see this behavior. It seems like a mixture of boredom & dominance display that is completely unprovoked. I do not see this as any form of play (from Nakais POV. Maybe to Amaya & Kalia it is?) but that might just be me. It very well could be play bc I’m not sure why Nakai would stay if it was aggressive behavior. All I know is that these videos show that there is a complex downside to captivity. Pls comment what you think is going on here, procap & anticaps. I’m interested in what each side has to say about this behavior. (I tagged @inherentlywild because I want to hear what they have to say about this & I value their opinion & discussion on this topic ) #seaworld #seaworldsandiego #orcas #killerwhale #blackfish

I don’t go to the parks a lot but my last trip I did see some aggressive-ish behavior with Kalia towards Nakai. These are some of the videos. You can see Kalia & Amaya pinching/nipping Nakai & pushing him. Nakai didn’t really make an effort to leave. He just kinda sat there. I’d love to hear what people have to say about it. From my perspective...I don’t like to see this behavior. It seems like a mixture of boredom & dominance display that is completely unprovoked. I do not see this as any form of play (from Nakais POV. Maybe to Amaya & Kalia it is?) but that might just be me. It very well could be play bc I’m not sure why Nakai would stay if it was aggressive behavior. All I know is that these videos show that there is a complex downside to captivity. Pls comment what you think is going on here, procap & anticaps. I’m interested in what each side has to say about this behavior. (I tagged @inherentlywild because I want to hear what they have to say about this & I value their opinion & discussion on this topic ) #seaworld  #seaworldsandiego  #orcas  #killerwhale  #blackfish