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No Freedom at Seaworld

Written by PETA | July 8, 2011

Independence Day is a day to celebrate America’s freedoms, so why would the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) swear in new citizens at SeaWorld—a place that exemplifies the lack of freedom? PETA has fired off a letter to the director of CIS pointing out the irony of holding this joyous occasion where orcas and dolphins are kept in holding tanks for life

Confined and forced to spend their days swimming in continuous circles in barren concrete tanks and deprived of everything that is natural and important to them, animals at SeaWorld become depressed, listless, and prone to illness.  

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Collapsed dorsal fins are a symptom of the unnatural environment of captivity—they are rarely seen in the wild, usually in orcas who are injured or ill.

 
Please ask CIS to adopt a policy that prohibits holding agency events at SeaWorld or at any other venue that causes animals to suffer or that has a history of flagrant violations of federal law.

 
Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Anne says:

    We as a public should not support in prisoned animal facilities like. This one

  • Harmony Inspired says:

    A prison is still a prison no matter how You dress it, Freedom is not found behind the bars of a cage and anyone playing an active role in depricating the freedoms of others will wake one day to find themselves alone in a cage of thier own making

  • Kristin cain says:

    Please stop making people believe that you’re doing a good thing. It is wrong to keep orcas locked up!

  • Kristin cain says:

    Please stop making people believe that you’re doing a good thing. It is wrong to keep orcas locked up!

  • eileen mcgovern says:

    It makes me sick to think about those poor animals forced to do tricks and be confined to small spaces in an unnatural environment. They just want to live the life they were meant to live- as dolphins, whales, etc. But they are slaves. Please boycott slavery of animals and whales and dolphins…

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