I will not be watching the Olympics and I urge all of my readers to boycott them as well, the reason being:
A live orca display is reportedly planned for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Although the report has not been confirmed, the possibility has environmentalists concerned. White Sphere reportedly captured eight killer whales off the northeast coast of Japan. The whales were then transported to Nakhodka, Russia, where they were kept in “small tanks.” According to reports, The Sochi Dolphinarium plans to display two of the orcas during the winter games.
It’s one thing for SeaWorld to keep, breed and display their orcas already in captivity but there is no good reason to capture them wild for the entertainment of humans. Sorry, no good reason at all. This is 2014. We’ve evolved. Let it end.