"I've been coming to SeaWorld with my children for 10 years," says Del Mar mother Sandee Momstein. "But after learning about the perverted antics of their main attraction, I don't think I'll ever come again. Not while those…those animals are still around."
Momstein was referring to the fact that Taku, a male killer whale calf living at SeaWorld Orlando, mated with his mother Katina and produced an offspring, Kalani. SeaWorld says the event was the result of unexpectedly early development on Taku's part, and that it generally takes steps to avoid inbreeding, but that's not good enough for moms like Momstein. "How am I supposed to teach my children what's natural when these whales are behaving in such an unnatural fashion? If it can happen in Florida, it can happen here. I'm just glad to the Coastal Commission has the good moral sense to put a stop to this kind of behavior."