PETA Statement: Layoffs Show SeaWorld’s Ship Is Sinking Faster

For Immediate Release:
December 6, 2016

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

SeaWorld is still in the same sinking boat that it was in two years ago when it jettisoned its CEO and 311 employees. Likewise, orcas and other marine animals are still in the same tiny tanks and are also still being drugged as well as forcibly impregnated—and visitors are still staying away. Instead of sinking millions of dollars into failed PR campaigns, SeaWorld must listen to PETA, orca experts, and kind people everywhere and send these animals to seaside sanctuaries. Real change is its only hope of staying afloat.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about our campaign against SeaWorld is available at

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