PETA Will Urge the Association to Stop Driving Cruelty, Cut Ties With SeaWorld
For Immediate Release:
May 23, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Denton, Texas – What: With a crying, chained inflatable orca in tow, PETA protesters will descend on AAA’s Denton office 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, May 24, 12 noon
Where: AAA office at 1732 S. Loop 288, #100 (near the intersection of Brinker Road and S. Loop 288), Denton
“No reputable company would want to be mentioned in the same breath as SeaWorld, which has killed 40 orcas to date and sentenced many more to miserable lives 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.