For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2014
Anyone who cares about marine life and wants orcas and dolphins to live free with their pods is cheering the fact that SeaWorld’s stock is tanking. At this rate, PETA—which bought stock in the company in order to bring forward a resolution next year—will soon find itself a majority shareholder. SeaWorld would be wise to seize the moment and announce that it will reinvent itself by releasing the captive orcas in its abusement parks to coastal sanctuaries. There, visitors could pay to watch these intelligent, social, and highly complex animals finally be able to swim in wide-open spaces rather than in tanks at SeaWorld that are, to orcas, the size of a bathtub.