Statement From PETA re SeaWorld out of Rose Parade Lineup

For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

With the 2015 Rose Parade lineup just announced—and SeaWorld nowhere to be seen in it—PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” and which protested SeaWorld’s involvement in last year’s parade) has released the following statement:

“With SeaWorld’s stock at an all-time low and so many people speaking out against the display of orcas in tiny concrete tanks, SeaWorld may have finally realized that a pretty parade float cannot rescue its reputation,” says PETA Senior Vice President and Pasadena resident Lisa Lange. “The Rose Parade is no place for a company that abuses marine life—unless the Tournament of Roses follows PETA’s suggestion of displaying a ‘SeaWorld of Hurt’ float that shows an orca in a fishbowl surrounded by chains.”

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