PETA Supporters Urge Condemned Aquarium to Send Animals to Reputable Facilities
For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
St. Louis – The recently closed-down, decrepit World Aquarium has been given until only June 27 to move the animals held captive in its small enclosures out of the facility—so on Tuesday, PETA supporters will assemble outside the aquarium to urge its owner to transfer those left inside to reputable facilities.
When: Tuesday, June 25, 12 noon
Where: World Aquarium, 810 N. Third St., St. Louis
“After confining animals to tiny, barren enclosures and allowing the public to harass them, the World Aquarium owes them retirement to a good home,” says PETA Foundation Supervising Veterinarian Dr. Heather Rally. “PETA is calling on the World Aquarium to guarantee that these animals are sent to clean, safe facilities.”
PETA and other organizations have repeatedly offered to help the World Aquarium move the crocodiles, sloth, sharks, rays, birds, and other animals to reputable facilities. On June 10, the city condemned the aquarium’s building, stating that it’s unsafe and that the owners had failed to obtain the necessary permits to operate there.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.