Today, July 24, is #BoycottSeaWorldDay, the anniversary of baby orca Kyara’s death and a national day of protests and social media engagement to raise awareness of the abusement park’s cruelty. Animals are still imprisoned there, and your voice is needed to let SeaWorld know that this is wrong.
SeaWorld is a horrible place for orcas, who endure stress, loneliness, and depression in captivity. In the wild, orcas live in large social groups, spending their lives with their families. They’re intelligent animals who often swim up to 140 miles a day. But at SeaWorld, they’re confined to tiny, chemically treated tanks, where they swim in endless circles and break their teeth by gnawing in frustration on the concrete corners and metal bars of their prisons.
While orcas are no longer bred at the park, animals there—including other dolphins—are still being impregnated, sometimes forcibly after being drugged. Meanwhile, the death toll at SeaWorld continues to climb: More than 40 orcas and hundreds of other animals have died there, many of them prematurely.
Take action on #BoycottSeaWorldDay by urging AAA to stop promoting the marine park.
Then, share this photo, telling your friends why SeaWorld should free the orcas to seaside sanctuaries in 2018:
Thank you for your compassion for animals.
Campaigns Coordinator, Animals in Entertainment
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals