PETA Statement: Animal Deaths Still Killing SeaWorld Sales

For Immediate Release:
August 8, 2017

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David Perle 202-483-7382

Orlando, Fla.Please find a statement below from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding SeaWorld’s second-quarter earnings report, released this morning:

SeaWorld’s death toll this year includes Tilikum the orca, Szenja the polar bear, a possibly inbred infant Commerson’s dolphin, an infant beluga, and the infant orca Kyara—and her ailing grandmother is reportedly poised to follow her—and it’s because of all this that the company’s stock continues to take a pounding. How many more animals will die, and how much lower will SeaWorld’s profits go, before the company heeds PETA’s call to move the surviving animals to coastal sanctuaries?

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit PETA’s website SeaWorldOfHurt.com.

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