Musician Teams Up With PETA to Call For Aquatic Animals' Freedom From SeaWorld
For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7282
Detroit – To mark the 30th anniversary of Lene Lovich‘s critically acclaimed album March, PETA has joined forces with the new wave singer for a new animated video spot showing orcas fleeing SeaWorld for the open ocean, set to the tune of the album’s lead single, “Wonderland.”
“Orcas belong in the ocean, where they can swim long distances, dive deep, and exist in harmonious pods,” says Lovich. “This sweet video imagines what it would be like if they were actually granted that wonderland and transferred to seaside sanctuaries, where they could have a life outside prison tanks.”
In the wild, orcas travel as far as 140 miles in a single day with their family pods. But at SeaWorld, they’re confined to concrete tanks, given psychoactive drugs, and housed incompatibly, leading to violent bullying and fighting. The animals often exhibit repetitive, abnormal behavior patterns not seen in nature, including gnawing on the metal bars and concrete sides of their tanks and lying motionless at the water’s surface for hours.
PETA previously celebrated the 30th anniversary of Lovich and Nina Hagen’s animal rights anthem “Don’t Kill the Animals” by offering a free download of the out-of-print collectible. Lovich and Hagen were the first artists to donate a song to PETA, setting the stage for Prince, The Black Keys, Morrissey, Chrissie Hynde, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Paul McCartney, Sia, and many others to follow suit.
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 SeaWorldOfHurt.com.