The Dolphins Stick Up for Orcas

Published by Jennifer O'Connor.

They may not be going to the Super Bowl, but the Miami Dolphins are still champs in our book. The NFL team is the latest corporate entity to sever its ties with SeaWorld after hearing from PETA. The team will no longer offer discounted admission to the park as an incentive to its ticket holders or hold contests in which the prize is a trip to SeaWorld.

Orca Leaping in Bay© iStock.com/hanhanpeggy
 

In the wake of the riveting documentary Blackfish, more and more of SeaWorld’s corporate partners—including Hyundai Motor America, Panama Jack, Southwest Airlines, and Virgin America—are breaking ties with the park. The company’s profits have plummeted, it has laid off hundreds of employees, and shareholders have filed lawsuits.

What You Can Do

Encourage AAA to follow the Dolphins’ example and cut ties with SeaWorld.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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