After hearing from PETA about SeaWorld’s long history of animal mistreatment—including that the company crams orcas into tiny, barren concrete tanks in which they gnaw on the metal gates in frustration and often die decades short of their natural life expectancies—GiftRocket removed the marine mammal park from its list of suggested gift card uses. It joins dozens of other companies—including Hyundai Motor America, Taco Bell, and WestJet, JetBlue, Southwest, and United airlines—that have cut ties with 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
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind