The world famous animal behaviorist Dr. Grey Stafford once said, “For the sake of all species, including humans, it’s time we recognize there is no more “wild” left on earth…”
On April 3rd, 2017 guests aboard the Thomson Cruise ship TUI Discovery were on a whale watching expedition off the coast of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, when they spotted a pod of orcas with 4 members. The whale watching tour followed the pod, when the unthinkable happened.
The tourists witnessed fisherman in speed boats chase the killer whales, then they witnessed the fisherman harpoon and kill two killer whales.
The whale watching tour guests were mortified as they watched this incredible animal die right in front of them.
This heart breaking whaling brings to light that whaling is still legal and practiced in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. While activists have been protesting SeaWorld’s loved and cared for animals, the wild hunting and killing of Killer Whales is still happening in the wild.
It is time that people accept that SeaWorld’s killer whales are safe from harm, are loved and cared for, and people unite to end whaling, and protect our oceans.
As a result of this Thomson’s has canceled all future whale watching tours in St. Vincent.