People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Please tell Groupon that promoting SeaWorld is bad for business. Period.
Morgan...one of the orcas "owned" by SeaWorld
Sign an online petition
And/or better yet, leave a message:
Leave a message on Groupon's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groupon
[Also read Blackfish, CNN and SeaWorld’s Silence...]
SeaWorld is facing a public-relations disaster after the release of the
documentary film Blackfish, which exposes the company's cruel treatment of
marine animals for profit. Since the film was released, the company has
reported a decline in attendance and revenue at its parks. SeaWorld knows
that its days are numbered, and in a last-ditch effort to increase
attendance, the marine park has partnered with Groupon. We need your help to
let Groupon know that promoting SeaWorld is a huge mistake.
Many of the orcas at SeaWorld were violently captured from their family pods in the ocean. All are far-ranging animals, traveling in nature as many as 100 miles per day. At SeaWorld, where they live in cramped concrete tanks, they are deprived of the opportunity to engage in almost any type of natural behavior. Because of the constant tight confinement, it's no surprise that they become neurotic, self-destructive, and extremely dangerous in captivity. After the orca Tilikum violently killed trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld in 2010 (the third person he has killed), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed the maximum fine against SeaWorld for willfully violating federal law.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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