For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2015
Sophia Charcchuk 202-483-7382
This video of PETA’s recent guerilla-style street performance in New York City’s Washington Square Park, shows what it would be like if people treated each other the way that SeaWorld treats orcas. In the video, a mother “orca” playfully splashes with her baby in the fountain—that is, until “SeaWorld trainers” drag the wailing baby away in front of the shocked crowd. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—designed the performance to highlight the fact that SeaWorld has separated at least 19 orcas from their mothers.
“In nature, orcas often spend their entire lives with their mothers in pods as closely knit as any human family,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “SeaWorld breaks these orca families apart for the sake of selling tickets to its abusement parks, and that’s why PETA urges all caring people to refuse to buy a ticket to these cruel orca prisons.”
More information about PETA’s SeaWorld campaign is available at SeaWorldOfHurt.com.