Tow Truck to Drag ‘Bloody Orcas’ to Protest AAA’s Promotion of SeaWorld

PETA Will Urge AAA to Stop Driving Cruelty, Cut Ties With SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

Orlando, Fla.What:    On Tuesday, a tow truck will circle AAA headquarters dragging a pile of “dead, bloody orcas” to urge the company to end its promotions of SeaWorld. PETA protesters will also hold signs proclaiming, “AAA: Tell SeaWorld to Hit the Road” and “AAA: Don’t Fuel Animal Abuse.” Sister protests will be taking place at AAA offices across the country.

When:    Tuesday, May 22, 12 noon

Where:    AAA’s national headquarters, at the intersection of International Parkway and AAA Drive, Heathrow

“No reputable company would want to be mentioned in the same breath as SeaWorld, which has killed 40 orcas to date and sentenced dozens more to miserable lives in concrete prisons,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on AAA to leave this cruel abusement park in the dust.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—has long called on SeaWorld to close its tiny tanks and develop seaside sanctuaries for the orcas, where they could enjoy a more natural life. Numerous organizations and companies—including the Miami Dolphins, STA Travel, Taco Bell, Mattel, and JetBlue, SouthWest, and United airlines—have ended their affiliations with SeaWorld.

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