For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
San Antonio – Below, please find a statement from PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien in response to reports that Kyara, the 3-month-old orca at SeaWorld, died today, probably of pneumonia:
SeaWorld executives have dollar signs where their eyes should be, but even they can’t ignore that 3-month-old Kyara died on #BoycottSeaWorldDay while Academy Award nominee James Cromwell was preparing to lead PETA supporters in a takeover of SeaWorld’s orca show. Forty orcas have now died on SeaWorld’s watch—it’s time for the abusement park to move the remaining animals to seaside sanctuaries before the death toll hits 41.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information is available at SeaWorldOfHurt.com.