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5 Things You Can Do to Help Shut Down SeaWorld

Public opinion of SeaWorld continues to shift in favor of the captive orcas who have been waiting for years—and sometimes decades—to be freed from the tiny chlorinated tanks at inhumane marine-mammal parks. As we reach a crucial tipping point in this effort, we want to remind you about the simple and effective ways that you can help empty the tanks of this abusement park:

1. Watch Blackfish With Your Friends!
Those who haven’t seen this award-winning documentary can’t get nearly as riled up about this issue as those who have seen it. This campaign is reaching a pivotal point, so it’s more important than ever to keep the momentum going by getting your friends stoked, too!

2. Let SeaWorld Know How You Feel
Depressed orcas exhibit neurotic behavior when denied everything that is natural and important to them. You can tell SeaWorld that you don’t approve of its cruel treatment of some of the most intelligent animals on the planet and urge the park to release the animals to seaside sanctuaries. Simply fill out PETA’s action alert!

3. Spread the Word to Everyone You Know—Right Now
Use social media to inspire your friends and family to avoid SeaWorld! The more people who take action, the sooner these animals can be released into a setting that’s more suited to their needs. We can change their futures, so start typing!

4. Take to the Streets!
Be a hero for orcas by joining PETA’s Action Team to find out about demonstrations in your area. If you live in San Diego, California; San Antonio, Texas; or Orlando, Florida, you can even organize a demonstration yourself outside a SeaWorld facility near you! The orcas at these parks live in tanks that, to them, amount to a bathtub compared to the wide-open oceans where they would have swum up to 100 miles a day, so get moving on that protest! Here’s a factsheet that will teach you how to put a demonstration together in no time.

SeaWorld Orlando Demo 2-22-14

5. Rock a ‘SeaWorld Kills’ Tee
SeaWorld has reported more than 100 incidents of orca aggression toward humans, and captive orcas are dying at a rate of nearly one per year at the parks—and at much younger ages than their wild counterparts. By wearing our “SeaWorld Kills” T-shirt, you’ll be spreading the message that SeaWorld is awful for orcas and supporting the work that we do in behalf of these beautiful, majestic animals.


Thank you for all that you do for animals! To keep up to date on the SeaWorld campaign and events related to it, visit