For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
Please find a statement below from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding SeaWorld’s third quarterly earnings report, released this morning:
SeaWorld is fighting a losing battle to keep its orca prisons in business. Its stock hit an all-time low this past quarter, and it stopped paying dividends to its shareholders—but instead of making real changes, SeaWorld is adding meaningless cosmetic decorations to its stadiums, continuing to force orcas to jump and splash for a reward of dead fish, and painfully inseminating dolphin mothers, using them as baby-making machines. SeaWorld could turn things around by sending these animals to sea sanctuaries—something that crowds everywhere would cheer.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit PETA’s website SeaWorldOfHurt.com.