SeaWorld confines animals to tiny concrete tanks at marine abusement parks across the country. Often housed with incompatible tankmates, dolphins, whales, and other animals are regularly drugged in order to manage stress-induced aggressive behavior and relieve the endless monotony of swimming in circles.
They break their teeth chewing in frustration on the metal bars and concrete sides of their tanks, and they’re forced to perform tricks for tourists in exchange for food—all in the name of entertainment.
It’s a business built on the suffering of intelligent, social animals who are denied everything that’s natural and important to them.
WestJet recently stopped its promotional support of SeaWorld, and travel giant Thomas Cook has committed to ending ticket sales to the parks. STA Travel, Taco Bell, and Alaska, JetBlue, and Southwest airlines as well as dozens of other responsible companies have already severed ties with the abusement parks.
ACTION – Please send a quick note to Air Canada urging it to join the wave of companies making the compassionate decision to cut ties with SeaWorld.
Thank you for your compassion for animals.
John Di Leonardo, M.S.
Manager, Animals in Entertainment Campaigns
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals