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Group's 'Bloodied,' Bandaged 'Orca' Will Lead Call for Feds
to Charge Park With Cruelty for Preventable Attack
For Immediate Release:October 1, 2012
Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382
San Diego -- PETA members—accompanied by a costumed "bloody orca"—will descend on
SeaWorld in San Diego on Wednesday. The action comes in the wake of a serious
and needless injury to the orca Nakai, who lost a
dinner plate–sized chunk of his lower mandible down to the bone. According
to a whistleblower, Nakai was attacked by other frustrated, captive orcas, even
though the federal Animal Welfare Act prohibits housing incompatible orcas
together. PETA has submitted a formal complaint to the U.S. Department of
Agriculture calling for an immediate investigation and any appropriate fines
and other penalties.
When: Wednesday, October 3, 12 noon
Where: SeaWorld, 399 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego
"The lives of orcas at
SeaWorld consist of privation, stress, injury, and premature death," says
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Their cruel confinement turns them into
crazed ticking time bombs who attack and have even killed each other."
Whereas orcas in
the wild travel up to 100 miles per day in closely knit groups, at SeaWorld
they're confined to tanks that in human terms are equivalent to the size of a
bathtub. The captive orcas often express their stress through aggression by
snapping and gnawing at the tank gates, causing broken teeth and chronic pain,
and they often die prematurely.
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