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When the world watched orca mothers torn away from their children and reports of covered-up trainer killings finally unveiled in “Blackfish,” a cocktail of emotions spilled out – anger, sadness, heartbreak, disappointment.

For many, SeaWorld was a place of their childhood dreams – dreams that were shattered by the unforgiving and truthful footage from “Blackfish.”

The documentary has reached international stardom and has even been shortlisted for the Oscars. Its wide-reaching influence has inspired adults, teenagers, and children alike to speak out against SeaWorld and marine park captivity.

The awesome video below features a sweet yet fiery five-year-old boy named Cash, who has a very special birthday request for everyone. (You’ll just have to watch the video to find out what it is.)

For a succinct breakdown of why orcas do not belong in captivity, check out our recent feature article here.

Image source: Britt Reints / Flickr

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4 comments on “This 5-Year-Old’s Reaction to Watching ‘Blackfish’ Is the Best Thing Ever!”

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4 Years Ago

It sad that Cash's parents used him to push their misguided thoughts about Blackfish and SeaWorld. His parents should become educated on the facts of SeaWorld and not believe a movie. Too much of society is too lazy to take the time and become educated and not believe only what they hear on TV, also know as "armchair activists". Visit http://seaworld.com/en/ourcare/Letter to learn the truth.

4 Years Ago

Or, don't go on any day ever. So glad my parents never took me to SeaWorld as a child. I would love nothing more than to see SeaWorld (and the likes of them) go bankrupt within the next few years.

4 Years Ago

hope Cash is vegan-otherwise i wonder what he would think regarding what those he is eating were forced to experience to get on his plate?

05 Dec 2013

Yes, one would certainly hope that his parents aren't encouraging selective compassion. It truly is very hard to get your empathy back once it's been stolen from you.

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