Statement From PETA on Dolphin Births—and Deaths—at SeaWorld

In light of SeaWorld’s announcement of the “79th dolphin birth at SeaWorld San Diego,” PETA has released the following statement on the matter:

SeaWorld has bred another marine mammal who will spend his or her life locked up in a concrete tank, never knowing what it’s like to swim long distances in the ocean, spend time with family, or express any other natural behavior. SeaWorld has condemned this baby to the constant stress and deprivation of captivity and to the same dreadful fate as that of the eight orcas and 42 dolphins who died at SeaWorld San Diego alone between 1985 and 2010.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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