NFWF sells out to Seaworld for cool $1.5 million
By Dominick Mezzapesa
Every once in awhile I read a story and it makes me want to throw up. Now, it would be expected when doing research on one of the stories we put on our site this morning about the "Chinese dog-eating Yulin festival" but nope, those stories only get me mad, upset and want to go all hunter on some of those morons asses.
The story that truly makes me sick is when two sides seemingly on the opposite ends of the spectrum join together is some Kumbaya moment. You almost expect the two companies to break out in a song and maybe carry the CEO's around in chairs.
The latest "Think I just threw up a little in my mouth" moment happened when it was announced that
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and SeaWorld are getting together to help study and protect killer whales in the wild.
"Killer whales are amazing animals and as a species at the top of the food chain, they play a key role in the health of the ocean ecosystem," said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. "We are excited to be a partner with SeaWorld, a company with an long-term commitment to conservation efforts, in this critical effort to help restore the populations of killer whales found in the Pacific Northwest."
My knee jerk reaction was ... WTF?
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation plain and simple sold out. Let's all pretend that NFWF had a daughter and her name was "Reputation" Well NFWF is now one of those crazy dad's that sell their daughters for a dowry. NFWF just sold their daughter "Reputation" to the most evil scumbag in town, for a few bucks.
I assume NFWF just thought "whats "Reputation" worth compared to a cool $1.5 million over three years.
I can understand Seaworld doing the deal, they need as much positive press as possible, but for NFWF they just sold their soul to the devil and no matter how they spin it, they are now in bed with a killing machine and I don't mean the killer whales.
I guess in the end NFWF could just put out a press release saying "Hey we made the deal to sell our daughter "Reputation" to Seaworld and the deal has upset a few people but it's not like we started out with a son named "Integrity"