PETA Statement: SeaWorld Spy Tried To Befriend Activists, Incite Illegal Acts

For Immediate Release:
February 25, 2016

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

SeaWorld’s corporate espionage campaign included trying to coerce kind people into setting SeaWorld on fire or draining its tanks, which would obviously have hurt the animals, in an attempt to distract from its cruelty and keep PETA from exposing the miserable lives of the animals it imprisons. When we send an observer in to look, we do what decent journalists do: We seek the truth. When SeaWorld spied, it had no interest in the truth, but only in creating illegal activity. We caught them in their dirty tricks.

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