PETA Will Urge the Association to Stop Driving Cruelty, Cut Ties With SeaWorld
For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Tampa, Fla. – What: A PETA “orca” pleading, “Help me,” to passersby will float in a tiny tank outside a Tampa AAA office on Wednesday to urge the company to end its promotions of SeaWorld. Throughout the summer, similar protests will continue to take place at AAA branch locations across the country.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 12 noon
Where: AAA office, 1515 N. Westshore Blvd. (near the intersection with W. Laurel Street), Tampa
“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, 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.