"The Correspondents" explore ocean theme parks

Sep 23, 2008
Abner Mercado discusses the positive and negative consequences of ocean theme parks on marine life. This topic will be shown in the September 23 episode of The Correspondents.


Marine animals are supposed to live freely in their natural habitat—the ocean—but nowadays, they are now housed in commercial establishments for the public to see and appreciate.

Correspondent Abner Mercado investigates the hazards brought about by these ocean theme parks to animals and how it abuses their rights tonight, September 23.

Experts say that it is bad for these animals to be away from their natural habitat as it affects their health or worse, cause their death.

This is why animal right advocates continuously organize various movements and petitions to bring back these marine animals to where they belong.

Theme parks, on the other hand, such as the Manila Ocean Park and the Subic Ocean Adventure draw more and more customers as it gives the family a chance to spend quality time and the children to learn new and interesting facts about marine life.

Where do you draw the line on issues as complicated as this? Do you base it on the positive or negative impact of these ocean parks?

Continue reading below ↓

Find out this Tuesday (September 23) on The Correspondents, after Bandila on ABS-CBN.

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Abner Mercado discusses the positive and negative consequences of ocean theme parks on marine life. This topic will be shown in the September 23 episode of The Correspondents.
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