Video: Carla Morrison Says, ‘SeaWorld Sucks’

Amor Supremo Singer-Songwriter Tells PETA Latino That Animals Belong in the Ocean—Not in Tanks

For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2016

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Los Angeles – At a small intimate Los Angeles showcase on her way to last weekend’s Coachella festival, singer-songwriter Carla Morrison sat down with PETA Latino for an exclusive video interview in which she stressed why she encourages her family, friends, and fans to stay away from SeaWorld: “I think SeaWorld sucks.”

In the video, the Latin Grammy Award winner points out that the orcas in SeaWorld’s tiny concrete tanks are denied everything that’s natural and important to them. “How do you think that a living being, an orca, will be happy in a place just entertaining you?” she asks. “That’s not normal for anyone. … It’s horrible.”

Morrison suggests a better way to see wildlife: Go to one of Mexico’s many beaches! “I recently went to La Paz and I got on a boat, and I saw a lot of seals sleeping, and dolphins, and stingrays, and orcas. It was incredible to see them,” she says. “Why would we use them to entertain ourselves? It’s so easy just to go to the ocean. It’s not fair for them to be confined.”

In nature, orcas share intricate social relationships, work cooperatively to find food, and traverse up to 100 miles of ocean every day. At SeaWorld, they are grouped incompatibly in tiny tanks, break their teeth by gnawing on metal tank bars and the sides of their concrete tanks, and are given the drug diazepam to manage stress-induced aggressive behavior. PETA Latino—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—is calling on SeaWorld to build coastal sanctuaries where the animals could feel the ocean currents, hear other orcas in the sea, and enjoy some semblance of a natural life.

Morrison is part of a growing list of celebrities—including Tommy Lee, Jason Biggs, Jessica Biel, Bob Barker, Marisa Miller, and Alec Baldwin—who’ve teamed up with PETA to speak out against SeaWorld.

Broadcast quality footage is available. For more information, please visit PETALatino.com.

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