For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2015
David Perle 202-483-7382
PETA Foundation Director of Animal Law Jared Goodman released a statement in response to the California Coastal Commission’s conditional approval for SeaWorld’s new orca tank:
The California Coastal Commission did right by orcas in requiring, as a condition of approval for the Blue World Project, that SeaWorld stop breeding them, which will ultimately end captivity for long-suffering orcas in California. SeaWorld has admitted that it intended to breed even more orcas to fill the new tanks, but the commission’s action today ensures that no more orcas will be condemned to a nonlife of loneliness, deprivation, and misery. SeaWorld is a sea circus, and the orcas are its abused elephants. PETA wants SeaWorld to stop building tanks and start emptying the ones they’ve got by sending the orcas to coastal sanctuaries, where they’d finally have some semblance of a natural life.
More information about PETA’s SeaWorld campaign is available here.