Okay, PETA. Time for a wake-up call.
It's a noble goal to wish to free orcas (killer whales) and one which is, quite frankly, inevitable. They will have to have their freedom.
But you need to muster the troops and go after the OTHER parks around the world first, BEFORE tackling SeaWorld. RESCUE THE OTHER MISTREATED ANIMALS FIRST. TAKE THESE ORCA OUT OF THEIR CLEARLY SUBSTANDARD ENVIRONMENTS! These are animals that are in life-threatening (or sanity-threatening) situations NOW.
Look at Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium, Kshamenk in Argentina, the Loro Parque whales, and those in Japan who are living in minuscule tanks with improper water temperatures. Those other locations have tiny tanks, improperly-trained staff, sub-standard food for the orca, and are much less equipped to house these magnificent creatures. In the case of Kshamenk, he has no other orca for company. The other inferior parks need to be closed FIRST. THAT is the priority, here. They don't have the funds that SeaWorld has to even MOVE their animals; someone else is going to have to buy and move the whales for them in order to invoke change.
SeaWorld, on the other hand, can generate money through its rides and product sales for DECADES after their whales are taken out of the parks! That's money that can go towards assisting them and their support staff, long-term, in their rehab-and-release efforts. Oh, but I'm sorry there's no immediate "free the whales!" satisfaction, but this is a messy problem and throwing them back into an ocean isn't going to solve anything. The orca need to be freed. That is clear and it is inevitable that it will happen.
But they also need US. They need US to have cool heads and to think long-term on their behalf. WE need to realize that 1- dumping them back into the ocean without rehab is deciding their fate for them all over again (and permitting them to drown, get ill and starve in OUR concept of "freedom," not theirs) and 2- they need a source of constant funding for their care that can last as long as 20 years after they are removed from their little pools at the parks. It will cost $630 million just to move them from one location to another! Who has that kind of money? Who can keep GENERATING that kind of money every year? Honestly, give me one name.
It is a big mistake to whip everyone into a "Blackfish" frenzy over SeaWorld and demand the shutting-down of all three parks in America for two reasons--one is that they are highly-trained and experienced at orca care (where do you think other parks send their staff to learn about orca?), and because there are NO places to move the whales at the moment. At best, there's one somewhat larger tank in Washington where Keiko was airlifted to... shut down all SeaWorld parks, and you have some 22 whales on your hands that have nowhere to go.
AGAIN, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SEA PEN IN EXISTENCE. STOP FOOLING PEOPLE WITH DREAMS WHEN THERE IS NO SUCH THING! NOR ARE THERE ANY IMMEDIATE OR ESTABLISHED PLANS TO BUILD ONE ANYWHERE! It's nothing but a theory--not a working project. Show me some blueprints and funding options. Where is the deed for the purchased land (or the rented land) to be used to close off a bay or harbor? What buildings are set up for support staff to care for orca trapped in such a pen? What staff, or staff rotations, are in place so that trainers aren't trapped themselves, 24/7, 365 days out of the year, at the hypothetical sea pen, unable to visit family and friends? NONE. Where are the architects or engineering companies to build the fences/gates to close off that part of a harbor? Who will pay for not only the construction but the upkeep? How will "tours" to ship people to obscure locations actually help fund such things as feeding and medical care (do YOU know anyone who can cough out $4,000+ to fly to Norway or other locations that a sea pen is being proposed? and how often would they be able to visit and pay that kind of money)?
Think LONG-TERM, PETA. Don't get all "free the whales" without laying the groundwork for solid care for them... which is exactly what you're doing.
(Oh, and don't be duped by the deceptions in "Blackfish." Here's a few of them: 1) Footage of Tilikum is mixed in with footage of Trua, Tilikum's grandson, and no narration or graphics are given to indicate you're looking at different whales; 2) the notion that wild orca are non-violent and don't "rake" or hurt one another but "captive ones do" is false (and why does it shock people when they see such natural behavior in captivity?); 3) footage of an orca coming out of the water "towards" a trainer during a show is NOT explained--this was actually a staged "slideout" action during the older format of the SeaWorld show, and not an attack on a trainer; 4) the SeaWorld-centric attack all but ignores the orca in Japan, Argentina, and France and skirts over Loro Parque--which are the sub-standard locations around the world.)