The SeaQuest in Las Vegas is usually one of those places I say you can’t pass up. I LOVE these kinds of places. I really love to be able to pet and feed the stingrays and sharks but this time was a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I still did those things but this time I felt a little remorse for using this as enjoyment.
This place is filled with not only what you would find in the ocean but also birds, reptiles, turtles and even some mammals but that isn’t what made this time different. This time going in to the second room I saw an eel that was very large looking at me like this was the worst time of his/her life because he/she was stuffed in an aquarium that it couldn’t even stretch completely out in. This poor thing was squeezed in this tank that was about half it’s size.
I still can’t get this sad image out of my head and it took a while for me to get back in to the fun. In fact, it wasn’t until we got to the large pool where we got to feed stingrays and sharks before I started to shake it off. I know, kind of a hypocrite kind of event but hey, I love that kind of stuff. But, what I will tell you is that I don’t think I will visit a place like this again because I just feel so sad for the “residents” and don’t think I can support that kind of thing any longer.
Let me be clear, this is not me telling you not to go or calling you a bad person for going, this is solely my opinion and what I intend to do. Visit away! It wasn’t until this sad eel that this was one of my favorite activities while traveling to new places.
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