Property Company Gives Animals a Good Deal With New SeaWorld Ad Ban
For Immediate Release:
November 25, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Chalk one up for the dolphins and whales: After learning that Eastown Apartments‘ management company erected a billboard for SeaWorld, PETA urged management not to promote the park again—and explained SeaWorld’s history of dolphin and whale deaths and other cruelty—and the apartment’s management has confirmed that no more “advertisements from SeaWorld” will be accepted “now … or into the future.”
“Times have changed, and no compassionate company today wants to be associated with a concrete marine mammal prison,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA calls on everyone to stay away from this shameless abusement park and is asking businesses that haven’t yet blacklisted SeaWorld to do so.”
In nature, orcas and bottlenose dolphins can swim up to 140 miles and 60 miles per day, respectively, and dive well over 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. Beluga whales and other cetaceans maintain dynamic relationships within large social networks—beluga families can even have up to 25 members. At SeaWorld, cetaceans are denied everything that’s natural and important to them, confined to small chemically treated tanks, given psychoactive drugs, artificially inseminated, housed incompatibly, and can’t escape attacks from other aggressive animals. More than 40 orcas—as well as hundreds of other dolphins, belugas, and other sea animals—have died prematurely on SeaWorld’s watch.
Just last month, TripAdvisor and Airbnb stopped promoting facilities that hold cetaceans captive, and dozens of companies—including British Airways, United Airlines, and Booking.com—have also cut ties with SeaWorld.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.