‘Orcas Suffer at SeaWorld’ Fish Bowl Banner to Fly Over Area Beaches

As Abusement Park's Death Toll Rises, PETA Calls On Tourists and Residents to Stay Away

For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2017

Contact:
David Perle 202-483-7382

Southern Calif. – SeaWorld’s latest marketing push in Los Angeles and Orange County is being countered by PETA with a massive banner proclaiming, “Orcas Suffer at SeaWorld—Don’t Go,” which will be flown over the beaches of Los Angeles and Orange County on Saturday and over San Diego beaches next weekend.

When:    Saturday, August 12, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Where:    The plane will fly above Los Angeles and Orange County beaches

“The 40th orca just died in SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, ticket sales keep dropping, and the company’s stock just hit an all-time record low,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says. “PETA is calling on everyone to keep away from SeaWorld until the surviving marine mammals have been moved to sea sanctuaries.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—notes that five marine mammals have died at SeaWorld this year alone: Blackfish subject Tilikum the orca, Szenja the polar bear, a possibly inbred infant Commerson’s dolphin, an infant beluga, and the infant orca Kyara, whose grandmother is reportedly on the brink of death herself.

Actor James Cromwell recently crashed a SeaWorld San Diego show to call for the park to move the orcas to coastal sanctuaries where they’d be able to swim fast, dive deep, and feel the ocean currents.

For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com.

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