Everyone’s Sitting in Bathtubs for Latest Quarantine Challenge—Here’s Why

While some people in self-isolation are binge-watching Tiger King and making masks from underwear, others are posting pictures from their bathtubs. In a trending challenge sweeping the quarantined world, people are sitting in bathtubs to call out SeaWorld for imprisoning animals for life in the equivalent of a bathtub.

PETA Supporter in Bathtub Protesting SeaWorld

So while some of us might be going a little stir-crazy these days, that’s nothing compared to the suffering of animals trapped at SeaWorld. Orcas there swim in endless circles and even break their teeth by gnawing in frustration on the concrete corners and metal bars of their cramped tanks. Dolphins are being impregnated, sometimes forcibly after being drugged, and 140 of them are packed into just seven small tanks.

Check out some of the creative ways people are using their bathtubs to speak up for the animals imprisoned at SeaWorld.

Strike a pose—there’s nothing to it:


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Presentation is everything:

This bloodbath just took the challenge to a whole new level:

Have your animal companions join the challenge:

PETA’s president shared a message from her tub:

Because who doesn’t love GIPHY stickers?

True to PETA fashion, this person bared all:


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Quarantines might suck, but living in a tank at SeaWorld sucks more:

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Quarantine is nothing compared to what animals at @seaworldorlando endure. Imagine being thrown in a bathtub. You have no idea why, you are alone and you have no idea when/if you’ll ever be free. The humans that dumped you starve you. They start to make you do tricks in order to get food. People clap and stare at you as you lay in your bathtub wanting to die. The worst punishment we give to the worst criminals is solitary confinement. It’s everyone worst nightmare. The animals trapped at SeaWorld have done NOTHING wrong and they live their entire lives in solitary confinement. Sit in your bathtub for just a few minutes to get the smallest glimpse of what life is like for the animals. Take the @peta #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge I challenge @noochbaby @guts_to_cuts and @rachaelanicoletta

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Ready to take the #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge?

1️.   Post a photo of yourself in a bathtub with a short statement telling folks that being in quarantine is nothing compared to enduring a lifetime of imprisonment at SeaWorld. Here are some example captions:

  • I’m calling out SeaWorld during the quarantine because captive orcas and other dolphins are stuck in the equivalent of a bathtub ALL THE TIME.
  • For orcas and other dolphins in captivity at SeaWorld, quarantine is forever. They ALWAYS live like this.
  • This quarantine is nothing compared to the confinement that animals at SeaWorld endure.

2️.   For Twitter and Facebook, tag @peta and @seaworld and use the hashtag #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge. For Instagram, tag @peta and @seaworldorlando and use the hashtag #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge.

3️.   Tag people to take the challenge with you.

4️.   Share to your story or grid!


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“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