PETA Statement: SeaWorld’s Death Toll Has Risen

For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2017

Contact:
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.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.

Contact

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind