Letter to the Editor

Aquarium unacceptable

Shell BeachApril 1, 2013 

Recently I visited the Morro Bay Aquarium. The experience haunts me. The poor seals swimming in circles in small tanks. The sea lion crying endlessly with nothing to see, perhaps connecting with a wild friend.

The indoor enclosure felt like a dark prison. The tanks, all much too small, have nothing natural to simulate the animals’ natural environment. It’s a dismal, sad place, unacceptable and outrageous considering where it’s located.

The aquarium lease is up for renewal. I hope the mayor and City Council will deny the lease and transport these animals to a humane and more natural environment.

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