Bob Barker: Don’t Go to SeaWorld!

Bob Barker has an important message for anyone thinking about visiting SeaWorld: DON’T! Bob explains in a special video public service announcement (PSA) for PETA, “Life in cramped tanks is no prize for orcas and dolphins, who want to be free with their families in the ocean. Many have died prematurely at SeaWorld after swimming in endless circles and performing dumb tricks day in and day out.”

The bright, social marine animals at SeaWorld are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Orcas are intelligent predators who, in the wild, work cooperatively, engage in complex relationships, and swim up to 100 miles every day. Many orcas held captive at SeaWorld were taken from their ocean homes and family pods and are now forced to swim in endless circles inside small, barren concrete tanks. Captive orcas live far short of their natural 60-year life expectancy. At least 23 orcas have died in U.S. SeaWorld facilities since 1986—and not one died of old age. “Be a winner for animals,” concludes Barker, “by avoiding such sad exhibits.”

Show your love and compassion for animals by pledging never to visit SeaWorld. Check out PETA’s vacation hot-spot ideas for fun, cruelty-free destinations and activities.

Take action now to help animals imprisoned by Sea World! Please take a moment to write to The Blackstone Group—the company that owns SeaWorld—and ask that it immediately set into motion a plan to release its marine animals into sanctuaries that can provide them with a more natural environment.

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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