SeaWorld: Stop the captivity of whales for profits and entertainment now

SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Abuse Act.

Not only is it keeping orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks -- but the USDA citation reveals they're also in a condition that is dangerous to the animals' health. This is no surprise to anyone that watched Blackfish, the documentary exposé showing how SeaWorld tortures these intelligent animals as they force them to perform tricks for the sake of entertainment and profits.

SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but pressure is building on the company. We need to show SeaWorld that the public won't accept it keeping orcas in captivity any longer.

SeaWorld: Stop the imprisonment and torture of whales now.

SeaWorld would have you believe that the captivity of whales is about education, but we know better -- it’s about profits. Through the years many groups, including SeaWorld's own trainers and staff, have called for the end of the imprisonment of whales.

But after recent scrutiny, the company is under more pressure than ever. After CNN aired the groundbreaking Blackfish documentary, the world now knows that SeaWorld still keeps orcas like Tillkum in captivity, taken from the wild at two years old. This is dangerous not just for Tillkum's own health, but for his trainers -- the mental effects of being locked in a 20-by-30 foot dark metal container has seen him implicated in the deaths of three people.

This latest bust by the USDA for violating the Animal Abuse Act is just sign that SeaWorld needs to stop this. Attendance is dwindling at SeaWorld as the world wises up about the cruelty of the business of capturing animals for entertainment. Parents and kids are understanding that forcing intelligent, sensitive animals to live in cages is a cruel, unethical practice. 

Sign the petition to demand that SeaWorld stops imprisoning whales for profit.

Thanks for all that you do,
Angus, Paul, Hanna, and the rest of us.

 

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More Information:

SeaWorld Cited By USDA For Violating Animal Welfare Act, The Dodo, 25 February 2014.
Blackfish' sparks debate over taking kids to animal parks, NY Times, 18 July 2013.

SeaWorld just got busted by a US government agency for violating the Animal Abuse Act.

Not only is it keeping orca whales in tiny, cage-like tanks -- but the USDA citation reveals they're also in a condition that is dangerous to the animals' health. This is no surprise to anyone that watched Blackfish, the documentary exposé showing how SeaWorld tortures these intelligent animals as they force them to perform tricks for the sake of entertainment and profits.

SeaWorld is still defending its barbaric practices, but pressure is building on the company. We need to show SeaWorld that the public won't accept it keeping orcas in captivity any longer.

SeaWorld: Stop the imprisonment and torture of whales now.

 

Sign our petition to SeaWorld

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Stop the captivity and imprisonment of whales for entertainment now!"

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