In 2010, the world discovered just how dangerous SeaWorld's cheap tricks are. The death toll climbed as many captive animals who were imprisoned at SeaWorld's theme parks became victims of unnecessary tragedies.
The intelligent, social ocean animals at SeaWorld are forced to live out their lives in
small tanks and are denied everything that is natural and important to
them. Many of them die far short of their natural life expectancy. Despite the
numerous tragedies that have occurred at SeaWorld theme parks and the threat that the parks pose to the
safety of animals and even trainers, SeaWorld
continues to turn a blind eye.
Let's take a moment to recognize the lives lost and the animals who are
still imprisoned at SeaWorld's facilities across the nation:
Status: Died in June 2010 at SeaWorld Orlando while giving birth. Her
calf was stillborn.
Status: Died in September 2010 at SeaWorld San Diego after being imprisoned
Status: Died in October 2010 at SeaWorld Orlando. She was the third
orca to die at a SeaWorld facility in the span of four months.
Status: Captured at the age of 2 in the waters of Iceland. Imprisoned in a tank at SeaWorld Orlando.
Age: Approximately 3 years old
Status: Found in Dutch coastal waters in June, this endangered orca
could become the next victim of SeaWorld.
Status: Dying between 1986 and 2008 (at an average rate of nearly one a year for 22 years), these
orcas lived decades short of the expected life span of an orca in the wild.
Help keep the pressure on SeaWorld by sending a message to its parent company, The Blackstone Group and ask the company to release all its
animals to sanctuaries. You can also Join PETA's Action Team to learn how you can participate in demonstrations at a SeaWorld facility in
Visit our True Friends Memorial site to create a
memorial for the captive animals who have died at SeaWorld.
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.