For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2016
David Perle 202-483-7382
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman released the following statement regarding SeaWorld’s quarterly earnings, released this morning:
It’s crystal clear that the overwhelming majority of the public opposes the use and abuse of captive wild animals for entertainment. If SeaWorld is to stay afloat, it must do more than end its orca-breeding program—it must now build seaside sanctuaries where the orcas can live in penned-off areas in the ocean while under the stewardship of humans, offering them adequate space in which to swim and dive, novel and dynamic natural elements, the possibility of communicating with wild orcas, the chance to learn how to hunt, and the freedom to make choices. SeaWorld’s CEO has stated that it’s now apparent that the choice is “either a SeaWorld without whales or a world without SeaWorld,” and PETA wants the orcas out now, not after 40 years of continued captivity.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” For more information, please visit SeaWorldOfHurt.com.