For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2018
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Honolulu – What: With a crying, chained inflatable orca in tow, PETA protesters will descend on a Honolulu AAA office on Saturday to urge the company to end its promotions of SeaWorld. Throughout the summer, similar protests will be taking place at AAA branch locations across the country.
When: Saturday, June 23, 1 p.m.
Where: AAA office, 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. (near the intersection with Alakawa Street), Honolulu
“No reputable company would want to be mentioned in the same breath as SeaWorld, where at least 40 orcas have died and nearly two dozen continue to endure miserable lives of suffering in concrete prisons,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on AAA to leave this cruel abusement park in the dust.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—has long called on SeaWorld to close its tiny tanks and develop seaside sanctuaries for the orcas. Numerous organizations and companies—including the Miami Dolphins, STA Travel, Taco Bell, Mattel, and JetBlue, Southwest, and United airlines—have ended their affiliations with SeaWorld as the company’s cruelty has come to light.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.