It’s 2016, and one thing is certain: Public support for using animals in entertainment is tanking. People are staying away from marine theme parks. Circuses are dropping animal acts. Zoos are closing their elephant displays.
As a Groupon shareholder, PETA is asking the company’s board of directors that very question. By submitting a shareholder resolution, we are calling for a permanent policy against promotions involving animals used for entertainment.
Groupon is not heeding public sentiment: SeaWorld’s stock has plummeted, and legislators have introduced various state and federal bills that would ban captive orca breeding, prohibit the weapons that trainers use to beat elephants, and make exotic-animal displays illegal.
By continuing to promote abusive, exploitative outfits in spite of overwhelming evidence of cruelty, Groupon is endorsing businesses that subject animals to a lifetime of deprivation and suffering.
What You Can Do
Let Groupon know that you won’t be buying any of its deals until it stops supporting animal abuse.