PETA Statement on Death of Dolphin Calf at SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange regarding the death of a newborn Commerson’s dolphin at SeaWorld:

Another day, another sad story at SeaWorld. Two of the three male Commerson’s dolphins at this park are related to the deceased calf’s mother, yet SeaWorld allowed her to become pregnant again, despite her history of inbreeding and failed pregnancies. Her calf’s death is no surprise. While this dolphin died without ever getting to feel the ocean’s currents, SeaWorld can still save the other marine mammals in all of its parks by moving them to seaside sanctuaries.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about the dolphin deaths associated with SeaWorld’s breeding program is available here.

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