During Thanksgiving vacation, our family went to Disney World. I convinced them to go to Sea World for the first time in a long time.
We saw the killer whale show almost at the top of the stadium. In the nose bleed section.
Needless to say, we didn’t have to worry about being in the splash zone.
As you can image, I was clicking away.
And I got some photos of Dawn Brancheau, one of the human stars of the show.
My 12-year old had heard of the young woman’s death, probably on the news before I got up. On the way home from school yesterday, he commented bitterly about PETA.
I asked him what the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals had said, because I had heard nothing.
He said it was something about it being cruel to keep a killer whale in a bathtub.
The combination of the death of someone he had seen perform and PETA’s comments elicited an angry reaction toward PETA.
Just at the age when PETA tries to hook kids on their philosophy.
I wonder if the “in your face” organization realizes the animosity their intrusion into the tragedy and resulting sadness elicited.
Somehow I don’t think my son will be one of PETA’s fans…ever.
Maybe he was a lost cause anyway, because he can’t wait to go hunting with his cousins.