SeaQuest Plans Prompt PETA Protest

Animal Rights Advocates Will Urge Roseville Residents to Steer Clear of Shady Aquarium

For Immediate Release:
February 26, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Minneapolis – Armed with signs proclaiming, “Say No to SeaQuest,” PETA supporters will descend on Rosedale Center on Wednesday to protest SeaQuest’s plans to open a location in Roseville later this year.

When:    Wednesday, February 27, 4–5 p.m.

Where:    Rosedale Center, 1788–1818 County Rd. B2 W., Roseville

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—rejects speciesism, a form of discrimination of “others.” Former SeaQuest employees have come forward with allegations of appalling neglect and abuse, including that animals were reportedly starved and routinely denied veterinary care. One former staffer alleges that at least 300 animals died at SeaQuest Las Vegas. Less than a month after the SeaQuest in Folsom, California, opened, a visitor reportedly found a dead, decomposing stingray in a tank, and children were touching the animal.

“This cruel, sleazy operation has left a trail of animal suffering wherever it has opened aquariums,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on the kind people of Roseville to tell SeaQuest to take a hike.”

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