For Immediate Release:
April 8, 2014
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s has provided the following response to the California State Assembly’s decision to conduct a study before voting on The Orca Welfare and Safety Act, which would prohibit captive-orca shows such as SeaWorld’s.
“The writing is on the sea wall,” says Newkirk. “The public has learned how orcas suffer psychologically, succumb to premature deaths, and lash out in frustration and aggression in SeaWorld’s orca pits, and they’ve responded with lower attendance levels, public protests, and legislation. SeaWorld can take the year to figure out how to release the orcas into ocean sanctuaries.”
More information about SeaWorld is available at PETA’s website SeaWorldOfHurt.com.