‘Crying Orca’ in Philadelphia to Protest AAA’s Promotion of SeaWorld

PETA Will Urge the Association to Stop Driving Cruelty, Cut Ties With SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2018

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David Perle 202-483-7382

PhiladelphiaWhat:    With a crying, chained inflatable orca in tow, PETA protesters will descend on a Philadelphia AAA office on Thursday 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:    Thursday, June 7, 12 noon

Where:    AAA office, 1801 Market St. (between N. 18th and N. 19th streets), Philadelphia

“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.

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