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SeaWorld Orcas On Valium-Like Drugs

So there you have it. SeaWorld's orcas are not happy. So much so, that their caregivers prescribe the veterinarian equivalent of Xanax and Valium - benzodiazepine - to get some of them through the day…


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Thanks for a very informative article........still a little baffled by all this......

Buster is so cute! I'm so glad he has such loving care since he cannot be returned to the wild.