Former SeaWorld Worker Says Orcas Lost Skin From Abusive Conditions

by Eve Hartley / Huffington Post  (Photo by Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) A former SeaWorld employee has revealed disturbing details of the exhibits and living conditions of the park’s captive killer whales. Sarah Fischbeck, who joined the San Diego branch of the company in 2007, spent six years working across the different departments, including performing maintenance on the tanks and diving with the animals. She told The Dodo: “If people knew what I know, or saw what I have seen, they wouldn’t sell another ticket”. Fischbeck said fighting amongst the whales had gruesome consequences: “You’d be diving at the bottom of the tanks and you’d find these long strips of what looked like black rubber,” she said. Explaining how the pieces of skin came loose, she said it was caused by the other orcas teeth, confirming the severity of the in-fighting. “It was skin they’d peeled off each other. We had divers take whale skin home to their families all the time as

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