Should animals be kept in captivity? This question has been heavily debated for decades. The events that occurred at SeaWorld Orlando, most recently in , and the subsequent release of the condemning documentary Blackfish in have brought to light the treatment of wild animals in captivity and whether or not it is an ethical practice. This is not an issue that can be settled with a simple yes or no. I have studied zoology from childhood and have visited many zoos in my lifetime.