They wouldn’t be let out into the ocean. there are sea pens that have been built in their natural environment but in a safe enclosure to keep them under watch. Lolita, in FL, is the last of the orcas stolen from the Puget Sound that is alive. There’s a pen waiting for her and perhaps her pod will recognize her after all these years. No one thinks releasing orcas like Tillikum into the ocean is a good idea. But for god sakes, give him something better than the bath tubs he’s been forced into in FL and BC. He, and all the other orcas, deserve better. I live in the Puget Sound area and I can tell you that orcas do not do synchronized tricks in the wild. That is the only way they get food, by performing. At least stop making them perform for food. It’s cruel. And you are incredibly wrong about the money that goes toward research and rehabilitation. No orca is in Sea World due to rehabilitation. ALL were either stolen or “bred” in captivity (getting the male to donate sperm).