A number of news sources report that SeaWorld’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), James Heaney, will be joining Carnival Cruise Line as CFO next month. Mr. Heaney worked at SeaWorld since 2011.
As the movie Blackfish reveals, SeaWorld profits by forcing captive orcas, which swim a hundred miles a day in the wild, to entertain tourists. The orcas spend the majority of their lives virtually motionless in concrete tanks that are the human equivalent of a bathtub until their dorsal fins collapse. Have you read of the plight of Tilikum?
I responded to the news on Facebook with a single comment: "ugh." Here’s how readers of our Cruise Law News Facebook page reacted:
- Now they can identify the marine mammals stuck on the bow of their ships.
- Going from a company that is sinking to a company that runs ships is not a good combination.
- Bad business … Carnival is the worse, low quality company I’ve ever know.
Before SeaWorld, Mr. Heaney worked at Disney Cruise Line for 17 years.
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