For Immediate Release:
February 21, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Please find a statement below from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding SeaWorld’s preliminary 2016 earnings report, released this morning:
Ending SeaWorld’s cruel orca-breeding program is not enough for today’s tourists. The company’s revenue and attendance have continued to drop and will likely continue declining as long as it forces orcas to swim in endless circles in small concrete tanks, callously separates polar bear friends in breeding schemes, and drugs and forcibly impregnates dolphins. If SeaWorld wants to stay afloat, it might heed—not fight—PETA’s new shareholder resolution and build seaside sanctuaries for these long-suffering animals.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—something that should be SeaWorld’s motto, too. For more information, please visit PETA’s website SeaWorldOfHurt.com.