The first in a powerful series of blog posts focusing on CSR related issues.
Have you heard of BLACKFISH? He’s a new celebrity. He’s also a 12,500 lb. male orca whale caged in captivity at Orlando’s SEAWORLD. Blackfish, also well-known as TILIKUM, has an arched dorsal fin and NUBBED TEETHworn down by anxiety induced chewing on cement and metal cage bars. Go to SeaWorld and stick around for the show if barbaric animal cruelty is your idea of entertainment because despite SeaWorld’s citation against workplace endangerment, they continue to force the 22 ft. long Tilikum to perform regularly in a tank containing 0.0001 percent of the quantity of water that he would traditionally swim in a single day if he was in his natural habitat – the ocean.
Have we caught your attention yet?
Help KONCEPT EVENTS stand up against this giant injustice! You can begin by ADOPTING A WHALE with us and help fight for the preservation and freedom of these beautiful, helpless marine mammals. Connect with KE on FACEBOOK to meet our adopted Humpback, Coral, and learn more about his development and healthy growth in the wild.
As a corporate social responsibility (CSR) focused corporate event planning organization with strong ethics; KE is taking a stand against hosting or promoting any corporate event at SeaWorld, Orlando. With a little over 5 million visitors in 2012, SeaWorld continues to grow in their exposure to a mass audience. But what are you buying? Better yet, what are the innocent animals held in SeaWorld’s captivity paying the price for?
“At KE we may have a small voice but we have very BIG goals.”
In the wild, Orca whales live a human life of 80-90 years in age. They never leave their pod and like humans, they bond with family for life. An orca in captivity, on the other hand, lives in solidarity and their life span decreases to 20-30 years at best. As a result of his suffering and psychotic break, Tilikum the Orca has instinctually killed three human beings in his lifetime. After being ripped away from his pod and experiencing the trauma of captivity, Tilikum is not to blame for the loss of these innocent human lives. Together, we can help! Let’s make our voice heard for those who cannot speak for themselves.