SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a „Seven Seas Food Festival,“ and we need your help to let the entertainers scheduled to perform know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.
SeaWorld currently faces a class-action lawsuit by investors and a criminal fraud investigation, and in the past year has seen the deaths of seven marine mammals, including 3-month-old orca Kyara, her grandmother Kasatka, and her grandfather Tilikum, the orca featured in Blackfish. The abusement park is desperately trying to tempt people to visit with music and comedy performances at this food festival.
Even though compassionate artists and dozens of other bands—such as Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Barenaked Ladies, and 38 Special—canceled their performances at the abusement park, Bachman and Turner, Larry the Cable Guy, Jacksons, Huey Lewis & the News, Chris Young, Daughtry, Eli Young Band and El Gran Combo are still set to participate, which will lead their fans to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to perform confusing tricks and live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub.
Entertainers listen to their fans, so please ask these performers to cancel their appearances at SeaWorld.
Please contact the following artists on their website contact pages and social media, asking them not to perform at SeaWorld:
After you contact these performers, take action below to send a message to Huey Lewis and the News, El Gran Combo, and the manager of Bachman & Turner asking them to cancel their performances at SeaWorld.
The Thomas Cook Group—an international travel company based in the United Kingdom—continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld, despite being fully aware of the company’s cruel treatment of animals for profit.
The travel group has publicly pointed to its animal-welfare policy as being an acceptable benchmark for the treatment of captive animals. But at SeaWorld, orcas live in cramped, concrete tanks and are deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them. With no physical, mental, or emotional stimulation, they spend their days swimming in endless circles.
Since the release of the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, which exposed SeaWorld’s record of animal mistreatment to the public, people around the world have united against the park. Dozens of companies have severed ties with it, and celebrities—including Nick Cannon, James Cromwell, and Noah Cyrus—have spoken out against it. The company has lost hundreds of thousands of visitors and laid off nearly a thousand employees. At least 40 orcas have died at its parks, including three in 2017. And SeaWorld will keep sinking until it acknowledges that people don’t want to see animals swimming in endless circles in concrete tanks.
It’s time for Thomas Cook to follow in the footsteps of numerous other travel providers—including STA Travel and Virgin America—and sever ties with this marine abusement park.
Please urge Thomas Cook to stop supporting orca abuse.
Following a year that saw SeaWorld slapped with a class-action lawsuit by investors and a criminal fraud investigation, as well as the deaths of seven marine mammals there, the abusement park is desperately trying to tempt Christians with a musical festival called Praise Wave.
Even though top singers—such as Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, and Willie Nelson—have joined dozens of other performers in canceling performances at the failing theme park, musicians Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae, and MercyMe are set to perform there, encouraging unknowing Christians to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to perform tricks in concrete tanks that, to them, are the equivalent of the size of bathtubs for humans.
Musicians listen to their fans, so we need your help to let them know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.
Please post messages on the following social media pages urging the performers not to appear at SeaWorld.
Then, use the form below to urge Chapman and MercyMe to set a meaningful example of being good stewards of God’s creation by canceling their performances at Praise Wave.
Putting animals in tanks is the same thing as putting humans in jail cells. The only difference is that animals don’t actually break laws, and the ones at SeaWorld are all guaranteed life sentences.
It should be obvious to everyone that confining animals for their entire lives is wrong, but the Thomas Cook Group—an international travel company based in the United Kingdom—doesn’t seem to understand and continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld.
The travel group has publicly pointed to its animal-welfare policy as an acceptable benchmark for the treatment of captive animals. LOL.
SeaWorld forces these intelligent beings to live in tiny concrete tanks—where they’re denied physical, mental, and emotional stimulation—and spend their days with nothing to do but swim in endless circles and float. At least 40 orcas have died at SeaWorld’s parks, including three in 2017 (not one at an old age).
Three words, Thomas Cook: Un. Ac. Ceptable.
Dozens of companies have ditched SeaWorld, and celebrities—including Nick Cannon and Noah Cyrus—have spoken out against the abusement park. Since Blackfish came out, SeaWorld has lost hundreds of thousands of visitors and laid off nearly a thousand employees.
It’s time for Thomas Cook to get a clue and stop promoting a shameful company that gladly deprives sensitive animals of everything they care about.
Tell the Thomas Cook Group to stop supporting orca abuse.
Adventure Student Travel—a company that helps coordinate trips for students—still promotes SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium as great places for students, Girl Scouts, and other groups to go, despite hearing from PETA and more than 110,000 supporters that the orcas are confined to barren concrete tanks where they’re deprived of almost everything natural and important to them.
Instead of exploring and traveling up to 140 miles per day with their pods, as they would in the ocean, the orcas at marine abusement parks are forced to live in tiny tanks, where they may float listlessly or gnaw on the gates until their teeth are destroyed.
Lolita spends her life in the smallest orca tank in the world at the Miami Seaquarium. She hasn’t seen another orca in more than 37 years, since her tankmate Hugo rammed his head into the side of the tank until he died.
Three orcas died at SeaWorld’s park this year alone: Tilikum, who was 35; Kasatka, who was about 40; and their granddaughter Kyara, who was only 3 months old—bringing the death toll of orcas at SeaWorld to at least 40, and not one of them even made it close to the maximum lifespan of orcas in nature.
Does this sound like an adventure for students to you? Because we think it sounds really sad.
Tell Adventure Student Travel that watching captive animals languish in tiny concrete tanks is not educational—and ask it to cut ties with SeaWorld and the Miami Seaquarium!
Disturbing Pattern in Captivity
Thirty-eight orcas and at least 58 belugas have died on SeaWorld’s watch, along with more than a hundred dolphins. Reports indicate that another dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio named Betty is currently being treated for a possible infection.
Though SeaWorld’s website claims that “there are no apparent connections” between the recent deaths at its San Antonio facility, the high number of premature and unusual deaths there and at the other SeaWorld locations points to a serious common denominator: captivity.
„He assaulted us as we sat peacefully doing everything that security asked of us,“ PETA Vice President Lisa Lange says.
Unna, an 18-year-old orca imprisoned at SeaWorld San Antonio, died after prolonged suffering caused by the fungal infection candida. She was the 38th orca held by SeaWorld to die far short of her maximum life expectancy, which can be more than 100 years for female orcas in the wild. Her “life” in captivity consisted of being taken away from her mother just before her sixth birthday, being impregnated when she was only 8 years old, giving birth to a stillborn calf, and being so deprived of enrichment and opportunities to engage in natural behavior that she obsessively picked at the paint on the bottom of SeaWorld’s show-pool floor until her face became badly injured.
PETA told Telemundo that marine mammals are suffering and dying at SeaWorld, such as three orcas who died just this year, including Kyara—who was only 3 months old—and her grandmother, Kasatka, who was euthanized earlier this month.
Despite knowing that animals are suffering and dying at SeaWorld, Telemundo gave away free tickets to the marine park, took celebs there, and just promoted it as a family-friendly amusement park on its morning show, Un Nuevo Día.
Telemundo should be telling the world the real story: animals at SeaWorld are continuing to die.
In 1969 off the coast of British Columbia, a pod of orcas was attacked by humans in boats. Calves were forcibly and violently separated from their mothers—a bond that many wild orcas share for life—and sold into captivity. One of the young orcas taken that day was Corky.
This is her story.
Today, Corky is locked inside one of SeaWorld’s tiny tanks, swimming in endless circles. Her siblings and other members of her pod still swim freely in the ocean, but the only life that Corky knows is one of deprivation, suffering, and loss.
ALLES LESEN …
UND PETITION …