"To me, it's no worse or no better than any other place," said Marino, who was featured in the 2013 documentary "Blackfish," which was highly critical of SeaWorld parks. "That being said, there are some things about Arizona weather that are particularly bad. It's very hot. It's very dry. The animals are not going to have any breeze."
Yet, she says, "the more you learn about them, the more you realize that they do have the capacity and characteristics that we think of when we think of a person."