For Immediate Release:
June 14, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – This morning, Baywatch icon Pamela Anderson will speak up for captive animals at SeaWorld’s online annual meeting. She’ll submit a question on behalf of PETA—which owns stock in the company in order to inform stakeholders and propose policy changes—asking SeaWorld to listen to the tide of public opinion and build sea sanctuaries for captive marine mammals.
The full text of her question for SeaWorld on behalf of PETA follows:
Hi. My name is Pamela Anderson, and I have a question on behalf of PETA. Today, Tilikum the orca and Szenja the polar bear are dead. Instead of enjoying his life in a vast ocean, Tilikum spent most of it relegated to a cramped tank, and Szenja never even set foot in the Arctic, where she belonged. The remaining animals at SeaWorld deserve better than to be used as living props.
Given the groundswell of opposition to keeping animals in captivity, this company must transform itself by creating sea sanctuaries, in which the animals can live in a more natural setting and without being exploited for entertainment. Innovation and transformation are the only options for keeping the company afloat. Why wait until the SeaWorld brand has lost most of its value before beginning this process?
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information is available at SeaWorldOfHurt.com.