Seal Hugs and Seal Surfers—These Videos Prove We Don’t Need SeaWorld

Published by Angela Henderson.

It’s time that we said goodbye to cruel “swim-with-dolphins” programs and the mindless tricks that orcas are forced to perform at SeaWorld. You don’t need to support places that imprison animals to learn about them—instead, go scuba diving or whale-watching. These recent viral videos show human-animal interactions in the animals’ natural habitats—and the results are amazing.

This seal surfing on a whale is far more amazing than anything you’d see animals do at SeaWorld:

This humpback whale breach will leave you breathless:

This video shows what happens when seals just want to hang out:

And in this video, the host of a BBC show can’t believe his luck when he sees a blue whale:

What You Can Do

Don’t patronize SeaWorld or other marine parks in which animals are used as commodities to boost revenue. Encourage your friends to choose humane activities such as whale-watching, scuba diving, and snorkeling to observe animals without disturbing them.

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 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