Schlagwort-Archive: ORCA

The world’s loneliest orca desperately needs our help.

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The world’s loneliest orca desperately needs our help.

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Lolita was just 4 years old when she was torn away from her family and her ocean home nearly five decades ago.

Although her family members still swim in the vast waters where she was captured, Lolita can only drift in tiny circles, stuck at the Miami Seaquarium in the smallest orca tank in North America—perhaps even the world. She hasn’t even seen another orca since her tankmate Hugo died more than 35 years ago.

PETA is campaigning hard for Lolita to be released into a seaside sanctuary—and now, you can give a boost to the trailblazing legal team working to win her release.

We hope to raise $100,000 by March 31 to give our legal team the resources that it needs in order to help Lolita and other animals like her. Make your gift to the PETA Legal Fund today. Even as little as $5 will be an important contribution to our work.

Lolita's tank
PETA’s legal team successfully pushed for Lolita to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Now, we need to win her freedom.
PETA has unearthed records that the Miami Seaquarium tried to keep sealed so that the public wouldn’t know how much Lolita is suffering. They reveal that this lonely orca is forced to take a veritable cocktail of drugs and medications—including antibiotics, antifungals, pain medication, steroids, and hormones—almost daily, all to treat ailments caused by her captivity. Her teeth are permanently damaged, likely from gnawing on the sides and gates of the tank, and she’s going insane from the stress of confinement.

Yet the Miami Seaquarium is still forcing Lolita to perform in show after show, two or sometimes even three times a day.

From buying stock in the Miami Seaquarium’s parent company to suing it under the Endangered Species Act and the government for licensing the aquarium to exhibit her to mobilizing tens of thousands of people to join our call for her release, PETA is working vigorously to win Lolita’s freedom from that watery prison. Now we need your help as we continue to fight in her behalf.

Sylvia, our legal team will never back down. Please make a donation to the PETA Legal Fund today to support our groundbreaking work for Lolita and other animals in need.

No matter how long it takes, we won’t give up on helping Lolita and other abused animals. With support from kind people like you, PETA has already achieved more legal precedents for animals than any other group. But we can’t rest on our laurels!

Until all the tanks are emptied, our legal team will keep working to win Lolita’s freedom and to secure other animals‘ fundamental rights. Donate to the PETA Legal Fund today and help us accomplish even more for animals.

Thank you for your compassion and for taking action for long-abused animals like Lolita.

Kind regards,
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Ingrid E. Newkirk
President

Only Jerks Perform at SeaWorld

https://action.peta2.com/page/4601/action/1

First of all, can we just point out that SeaWorld Orlando’s „Seven Seas Food Festival“ is serving different kinds of sea animals, such as fish, shrimp, and lobsters, for lunch … that’s like a dog show serving poodle burgers. Not only is it cruel, it’s also really weird and we don’t get it.

Since this is such a terrible idea for an event and because SeaWorld sucks so badly, it makes sense that the abusement park has to try REALLY hard to attract visitors by hiring entertainers to put on music and comedy performances.

What doesn’t make any sense is why anyone would actually agree to perform at a festival hosted by a company that confines complex, emotional, and social orcas to barren concrete tanks 24/7—sometimes alone and sometimes with incompatible orcas—depriving them of everything that’s natural and important to them.

 Seven marine mammals recently died at SeaWorld, including a 3-month-old baby orca named Kyara, her grandmother Kassatka, and her grandfather Tilikum, who was featured in Blackfish.

 On top of all the deprivation and death, investors filed a class-action lawsuit against the company. And it’s also being investigated for criminal fraud. Yikes.

Compassionate artists and bands—such as Barenaked Ladies, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, and Trisha Yearwood—have all canceled their performances at the marine hellhole. But Bachman & Turner, Daughtry, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Eli Young Band, Hanson, Huey Lewis and the News, The Jacksons, Larry the Cable Guy, Lifehouse, and Chris Young are still set to participate.

 Supporting SeaWorld means supporting forcing highly intelligent orcas to live in concrete tanks that are, to them, the size of a bathtub. Why would anyone want to endorse animal abuse publicly? 

Tell these celebs to use their fame for good—not evil—by canceling their appearances at the park and telling their fans to stay far away from it.

Contact the following artists on their websites and social media accounts, and ask them not to perform at SeaWorld:

• Bachman & Turner: Twitter and Facebook

• Daughtry: Twitter and Facebook

• El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico: Facebook

• Eli Young Band: Twitter and Facebook

• Hanson: Twitter and Facebook

• Huey Lewis and the News: Twitter and Facebook

• The Jacksons: website contact page, Twitter, and Facebook

• Larry the Cable Guy: website contact page, Twitter, and Facebook

• Lifehouse: Twtter and Facebook

• Chris Young: Twitter and Facebook

Then, join us in urging Bachman & Turner, El Gran Combo, Huey Lewis and the News, and Lifehouse to cancel their performances at SeaWorld! 

https://action.peta2.com/page/4601/action/1

Tell Entertainers to Cancel Their Performances at SeaWorld Food Festival!

https://support.peta.org/page/4574/action/1

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.

orca at SeaWorld

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.

Orca at SeaWorld

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.

Message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}:

I was disappointed to learn that you plan to perform at SeaWorld, despite overwhelming evidence that orcas and other animals confined there are treated cruelly.

Millions of people have watched the documentary „Blackfish“—whose „star,“ Tilikum, died along with two other orcas at the park in 2017—and learned the truth about the devastating physical and mental effects that this marine park has on the animals it confines. At least 40 orcas, hundreds of other dolphins and whales, and countless other animals have died at SeaWorld.

By performing at SeaWorld, you are endorsing this cruelty and inhibiting progress toward moving these animals to coastal sanctuaries, where they would be able to spend the remainder of their lives in a more natural habitat.

Please do the right thing by canceling your performance at SeaWorld.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Sylvia Linnenkohl
lis.lis@web.de

Will Malia Die of a Painful Infection Like So Many Orcas Before Her?

Ask Travel Company Thomas Cook to Stop Supporting Orca Abuse

https://support.peta.org/page/4221/action/1

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.

orcas at SeaWorld

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.

Message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}:

I’m writing to request that the Thomas Cook Group cease all direct and indirect sales of tickets to SeaWorld.

Orcas are extremely sensitive, emotional, and complex animals. In the wild, they travel up to 140 miles per day in close-knit groups, and in some populations, offspring stay with their mothers for life. The orcas at SeaWorld are driven insane by the frustration of being confined to tiny concrete tanks where they’re unable to swim or move freely or dive to any meaningful depth. They wear their teeth down to nubs and often break them as they chew on the sides and gates of the tanks, and some even smash their heads against the tank bottoms.

Since the release of the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, 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 the company will keep sinking until it acknowledges that people don’t want to see animals swimming in endless circles in concrete tanks.

Numerous travel providers—including STA Travel and Responsible Travel—have severed ties with SeaWorld. I urge Thomas Cook to do the same.

Sincerely,
Sylvia Linnenkohl
lis.lis@web.de

Urge Bands to Bail on SeaWorld’s Praise Wave!

https://support.peta.org/page/4257/action/1

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.

orca at Seaworld

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.

Message to {contact_data~firstName} {contact_data~lastName}:

I was disappointed to learn that you plan to perform at SeaWorld despite overwhelming evidence that orcas and other animals confined there are treated cruelly. Millions of consumers have watched Blackfish—whose „star,“ Tilikum, died along with two other orcas at the park in 2017—and learned the truth about the devastating physical and mental effects that this marine park has on the animals it confines. At least 40 orcas, hundreds of other dolphins and whales, and countless other animals have died at SeaWorld. By performing for this cruel company, you’re inhibiting progress toward moving these animals to coastal sanctuaries, where they would have a chance to live in a more natural habitat.

Please do the right thing now by canceling your performance at SeaWorld.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sylvia Linnenkohl
lis.lis@web.de

Help animals!

 https://support.peta.org/page/4257/action/1

HELP ME! …………. EMBARRASSING: Travel Company Still Supports SeaWorld

https://action.peta2.com/page/4237/action/1

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.

 https://action.peta2.com/page/4237/action/1

Visiting a Prison Isn’t a Good Fieldtrip … Life in the world’s smallest orca tank is no adventure

https://action.peta2.com/page/1202/action/1

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!

 https://action.peta2.com/page/1202/action/1

An Animal Has Died at SeaWorld Every Month Since November February 12, 2016

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.

SeaWorld Roughs Up PETA VP and Other Protesters, Then Seeks Restraining Order

„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.

Telemundo Supports SeaWorld, Despite Animals‘ Deaths …

https://action.peta2.com/page/2585/action/1

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.

https://action.peta2.com/page/2585/action/1