‘Orcas’ to Lead Cal State Students in Protest Against SeaWorld

Student Group Will Join peta2 in Petition Campaign to Stop School's SeaWorld Promotion

For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2013

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Long Beach, Calif. – Students at California State University–Long Beach (CSULB) will get a surprise on Thursday, when two “orcas” will hit the quad to gather signatures on a petition calling for the school to stop selling discounted SeaWorld tickets on campus. As the petition—a collaboration between peta2, PETA’s youth division, and CSULB student group Cease Animal Torture—points out, SeaWorld locks intelligent marine mammals in tiny concrete tanks, where they are denied the opportunity to swim long distances, interact with their family pods, and express other natural behavior. This constant stress can lead them to lash out, as revealed in the buzzed-about documentary Blackfish.

When:   Thursday, December 5, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where:  The 49er Statue (between the Liberal Arts 5 building and the central quad), California State University–Long Beach

“SeaWorld teaches a dangerous lesson: that it’s OK to sentence sensitive, living beings to a lifetime of deprivation and loneliness. And that’s not a lesson that Cal State or any other school should support,” says PETA Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg. “peta2 joins Cal State students in calling for this inappropriate ticket promotion to end today.”


For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com.

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