Jen was in Orlando this week, and she has decided it is not an animal-loving town.
Of course, there’s Sea World and its treatment of large sea creatures used to “entertain” the masses. But Sea World isn’t the only place you’ll find animals being used for human entertainment.
Jen stayed at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando to attend a conference. While there, she saw the famous Peabody Mallards.
The ducks appear well-cared for, so what could be wrong with this attraction? Well…….
According to hotel information, the ducks are raised by a farmer, and live at the hotel until fully grown, and then, when retired, “are returned to the wild.”
What? Returned to the wild? They’ve never been IN the wild! And do you really think adolescent ducks, kept indoors until fully grown,can be released into the wild and fend for themselves? I don’t buy it.
Of course, this is irrelevant now, because on Thursday Hyatt announced it’s purchased the Peabody Orlando, and the ducks will have to go.
Oh well, let’s go buy some souvenirs.
I saw this in a local souvenir shop. I don’t know if it was once a living gator, but many of other things on the table were once living things.
Yep, those are dead baby sharks for sale. For $15.99, you can have a dead baby shark of your very own. You can also have the preserved head of an adolescent alligator.
According to the Shark Savers website, sharks are hunted solely for their teeth. The rest of the shark is discarded. The baby sharks are bottled in formaldehyde to be sold.
I was floored! I didn’t realize this kind of thing still happens here in the US.
Disney, you may paint Orlando as an idyllic vacation destination for humans, but Orlando is hell on animals.