For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2019
Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382
Orlando – Please see the following statement from PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman regarding Kayla, the latest orca who has died at SeaWorld:
After being hauled from park to park, performing tricks in chemically treated waters for a reward of dead fish, miscarrying a calf and losing another, and enduring forced artificial insemination, Kayla’s suffering has come to an end. She died well shy of her normal life expectancy, stuck in a tiny tank at SeaWorld. PETA and local members will hold two memorials for her this week, because while we recognize that it’s too late to help her, it’s not too late to call attention to SeaWorld’s other orca prisoners, who must be released into seaside sanctuaries as soon as possible.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” and more information about PETA’s campaign is available at SeaWorldOfHurt.com.