Orlando Artist Holds ‘Tub-In’ for Tilly

Published by PETA.

Say you want to take a protest against SeaWorld’s mistreatment of captive orca Tilly beyond letters and boycotts. What’s a performance artist to do?




Brian Feldman came up with a brilliant action that he’s calling “Tilikunundrum”: Starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow, he will spend 18 hours in a bathtub at SeaHouse, a private residence in Orlando. Each hour in the tub will represent one of the 18 long years of Tilly’s captivity, during which he’s been forced to eat, sleep, swim, defecate, and perform in pools that, to an orca, are equivalent in size to a bathtub.

Brian says, “If you think that’s wrong, you’re right.” We say, “Right on!”

You’re invited to volunteer at the event—and if you’d like to watch but can’t make it in person, the event will be streamed live.

Now that Brian Feldman has shared his caring and clever plan to protest SeaWorld’s cruelties, describe the awesome action(s) you’ll be orcastrating* on Tilly’s behalf.

Written by Karin Bennett

*Must. Stop. Punning.

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