has an important message for anyone thinking about visiting SeaWorld: DON'T!
Bob explains in a special video public service announcement (PSA) for PETA,
"Life in cramped tanks is no prize for orcas and dolphins, who want to be
free with their families in the ocean. Many have died prematurely at SeaWorld
after swimming in endless circles and performing dumb tricks day in and day
The bright, social marine animals at SeaWorld
are denied everything that is natural and important
to them. Orcas are intelligent predators who, in the wild, work cooperatively,
engage in complex relationships, and swim up to 100 miles every day. Many orcas
held captive at SeaWorld were taken from their ocean homes and family pods and
are now forced to swim in endless circles inside small, barren concrete tanks.
Captive orcas live far short of their natural 60-year life expectancy. At least
23 orcas have died in U.S. SeaWorld facilities since 1986—and not one
died of old age. "Be a winner for animals," concludes Barker,
"by avoiding such sad exhibits."
your love and compassion for animals by pledging never to visit SeaWorld. Check
out PETA's vacation
for fun, cruelty-free destinations and activities.
Take action now to help animals imprisoned by Sea World! Please
take a moment to write to The Blackstone Group—the company that owns SeaWorld—and
ask that it immediately set into motion a plan to release its marine animals into
sanctuaries that can provide them with a more natural environment.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.