Munchkin Inc., a baby product company, has made some bold (but great) moves this this week. The CEO of the company Steven Dunn, has pledged to give $1 million to kick-start a campaign for an orca sanctuary. He also wants Sea World to give up Tilikum, the star whale infamously known for killing three humans documented in Blackfish.
“Munchkin will be kick-starting the building of an ocean sanctuary with $1 million regardless if SeaWorld releases Tilikum and would welcome the release of any captive whale from any marine amusement park,” Dunn said in an email. “Munchkin will work closely with the top orca marine biologists and conservation groups to ensure the coastal sanctuary can also serve as a rescue sanctuary for beached or hurt whales with the hope of returning them to the ocean.”
For the last week, they’ve collected x certain amount of money raised online when people by their products. All of x will go to the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Munchkin says this because a bathtub just isn’t big enough for a whale, referencing how small the tanks are at Sea World.
Hats off to you, Mr. Dunn.