‘Orca’ in Tank to Urge Tourists to Steer Clear of SeaWorld

PETA Protest Will Mark 'Boycott SeaWorld' Day

For Immediate Release:
July 23, 2018

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David Perle 202-483-7382

San AntonioWhat:    In honor of “Boycott SeaWorld” Day on June 24, a PETA “orca” pleading, “Help Me,” to passersby will float in a tiny tank in downtown San Antonio to urge tourists to stay away from the abusement park, which confines far-ranging marine mammals to concrete cells and has killed at least 40 orcas to date. A banner above the tank will read, “SeaWorld Kills.”

When:    Tuesday, July 24, 12 noon

Where:    317 Alamo Plaza (across from The Alamo), San Antonio

“The orcas imprisoned in SeaWorld’s tiny tanks swim in circles, gnaw on metal bars, and slowly go insane,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on tourists to help orcas and other animals by refusing to buy a SeaWorld ticket.”

Numerous organizations and companies—including the Miami Dolphins, Mattel, and JetBlue, Southwest, and United airlines—have cut ties with SeaWorld as its cruelty has come to light.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com.

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