When I was a child, my dream was to become a Seaworld trainer. I was obsessed with dolphins, whales and their training and I held onto my dream until I was 19 years old. It was in 2009 that I watched the documentary “The Cove” and learned that there was a controversy surrounding cetacean captivity. This was a huge surprise to me, as I was under the impression that everyone loved SeaWorld.
After watching the movie, I went straight to the internet to do some reading. What I found in my search for answers was sickening. Tooth drilling, artificial insemination, family separations, and shortened life spans…I knew that I could no longer support these things by going to marine parks and I would have to give up my life long dream of becoming a SeaWorld trainer.
In the process of becoming anti-captivity, I never lost my love for dolphins or whales, I only gained more respect for them. Eventually, I channeled that love and concern for cetaceans in a different direction and decided to harness the power of social media. I created “Cetacean Inspiration” to raise awareness about an issue that was kept hidden from me for so long. Now, I am an advocate for cetaceans everywhere, and I hope that you are too!
Enjoy delving into my writings! Sincerely,