For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2021
David Perle 202-483-7382
San Antonio – PETA says the birth of a beluga whale at SeaWorld San Antonio is nothing to celebrate. Below, please find a statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman:
Because SeaWorld thinks that baby beluga whales sell tickets, it turned Luna the beluga into a breeding machine. Workers violated her, forcibly impregnating her to create a living prop for the park’s shows. Luna rejected her first baby. Now this one, her fourth, is doomed to a life of suffering and commercial exploitation. The birth of beluga babies into a life of confinement, condemned to swim in endless circles inside a barren tank, is not a cause for celebration.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.