PETA
Files

readers know that SeaWorld
hurts animals
, so PETA’s new website, SeaWorldOfHurt.com aims to return the favor, hurting the marine mammal prison by showing people
that its parks are no fun for animals. 


In captivity, all male orcas have collapsed dorsal fins as adults, which is a sign of an unhealthy orca.
Olivier Bruchez|cc by 2.0

SeaWorld’s cruelty to animals was widely
publicized during PETA’s landmark lawsuit in behalf of captive orcas, which broke legal ground and gave rise to the idea that all species deserve
protection from slavery.
Our lead counsel, Jeff Kerr, recently presented PETA’s argument for the release
of enslaved orcas at the Superpod conference on San Juan Island, a meeting of
orca advocates scheduled to coincide with the annual gathering of the “J,”
“K,” and “L” pods of the Southern Resident orca population.

Animal advocates discussed efforts to
secure freedom for marine mammal prisoners, including PETA’s lawsuit in behalf Lolita, an orca captured in 1970 who continues to languish in solitary confinement at
the Miami Seaquarium, despite the fact that her pod has since been given
protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Meanwhile, we’re moving the conversation
from the courtroom to the
chat room
, aiming to educate would-be SeaWorld patrons and make the parks’ profits sink
like a rock.

Join us! Ask the Blackstone
Group—the company that owns SeaWorld
—to release the orcas to ocean
sanctuaries that can provide them with an environment that is closer to what nature
intended, and post PETA’s
action alert
to your social-networking pages.

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