For Immediate Release:
November 6, 2015
David Perle 202-483-7382
PETA Foundation Director of Animal Law Jared Goodman released a statement regarding new federal anti-captivity legislation introduced today by Rep. Adam B. Schiff:
PETA applauds Rep. Schiff for introducing a bill that reflects public opinion in favor of ending the archaic and cruel practice of keeping orcas in captivity. Everyone, from children to members of Congress, now recognizes that in SeaWorld’s tanks, orcas suffer both physically and psychologically, are drugged, die prematurely, and lash out as a result of extreme frustration. The passage of this bill would mark the beginning of the end of that kind of marine prison in the U.S. The ocean is where orcas belong, and when this humane bill passes, SeaWorld should finally get the message and start sending these wonderful beings to seaside sanctuaries, where, at long last, they can experience some semblance of a natural life.
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