For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2017
Pittsburgh – Below please find our statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Remain on the death of SeaWorld San Diego polar bear Szenja:
Szenja died of a broken heart, PETA believes. After losing her companion of 20 years when SeaWorld shipped Snowflake to the Pittsburgh Zoo in order to breed more miserable polar bears, Szenja did what anyone would do when they lose all hope, she gave up. This should be a wake-up call to SeaWorld: Stop breeding and shipping animals around, close the animal exhibits, and retire the animals to sanctuaries. Until it does, this ship will keep sinking.
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