made a giant splash outside Macy’s flagship store in New York City with a tank
filled with water and a thrashing “orca” to call attention to the
company’s decision to include SeaWorld‘s float of lies
in the 2013 Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade.Titled “A
Sea of Surprises,” SeaWorld’s float depicts happy orcas and dolphins
leaping from the ocean, mocking the deprivation that marine mammals face after
they’re torn from their families in the wild, imprisoned in concrete bathtubs,
and forced to perform demeaning tricks for SeaWorld audiences.
flanked the riveting display, which featured a record-breaking swimmer and
dedicated PETA member in an orca wetsuit, shoved into a tiny, cold tank. A
mesmerized crowd quickly gathered and eagerly read our leaflets exposing
SeaWorld’s shameful history of abusing animals and refusing to protect its trainers
“orca” led a PETA protest outside the coronation of the 96th
Rose Queen in Pasadena, California. Desperate to hide the cracks in its image
after the television premiere of the scathing documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld is
sponsoring another “sea of lies” float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.
members held signs and handed out leaflets to let Rose Parade organizers know that
there’s no place for orca abuse in their time-honored New Year’s Day tradition.
Orcas need your help!
Urge the Rose Parade to Cancel SeaWorld’s Float!
Article source: PETA Action Alerts