For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Orlando, Fla. – “Free Me, Don’t Breed Me!” That’s the message a PETA supporter posing as a distraught dolphin will display on Sunday as she helps members of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida mark “Boycott SeaWorld” Day by raising a ruckus outside the abusement park. The animal allies will slam SeaWorld’s imprisonment and forcible insemination of dolphins and whales and urge would-be visitors to stay away.
When: Sunday, July 24, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 7007 Sea World Dr. (outside the main entrance on Central Florida Parkway between Sea Harbor and International drives), Orlando
“SeaWorld reduces intelligent and complex marine mammals to breeding machines,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on the park to stop drugging and sexually abusing dolphins and whales and urges the public to boycott this hellhole every day of the year.”
In SeaWorld’s breeding program, male dolphins are masturbated and females are taken out of the water and sometimes drugged so that they can’t fight back while staff shove tubes filled with semen into their uteruses.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.