Statement From PETA re Orca Born at SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2014

“Of the 32 live orca births at SeaWorld parks, 10 of the calves have since died, and so have 10 of the mothers. Add that to the number of calves who were born dead, and you’ve got a huge death toll,” says PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel Delcianna Winders. “PETA is calling on SeaWorld to pledge to rehabilitate and release the mother and this new baby to a seaside sanctuary and not sentence them to a lifetime of circus-style shows. Being born into slavery is unacceptable in this day and age.”

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