By Lauren Lewis –
June 14, 2018
Rock icon and rock-star mother of two, Pink, spoke out yesterday against SeaWorld during its online annual meeting. The Grammy winner called on the company to build coastal sanctuaries for the long-suffering orcas it holds captive.
“As a mother, I would never take my kids anywhere that keeps intelligent, sensitive beings in intensive confinement. Children are impressionable, and the last thing I would want to teach my kids is that ‘might makes right’ or that it’s OK to bully and exploit someone just because they look different from us,” the brilliant communicator who has been a PETA supporter for more than 15 years told SeaWorld board members. “But that’s exactly what SeaWorld does by locking up animals who, in their ocean homes, would swim up to 140 miles a day, dive to great depths, cooperate with their pods to find food, communicate in their own dialects, and transmit their own culture from generation to generation.”
Pink reiterated that at SeaWorld, all these poor captive animals are able to do is swim in endless circles with some becoming so frustrated that they break their teeth by gnawing on the concrete corners and metal bars of their tiny tanks.
“But you have a chance to change all that,” Pink noted as per PETA. “When will SeaWorld transfer its orcas and other marine mammals to seaside sanctuaries to save them, and itself?”
PETA has owned stock in SeaWorld since the company went public in 2013 in order to inform stakeholders of animal-welfare issues and propose policy changes. To date, at least 40 orcas have died at the abusement park and dozens more have been sentenced to miserable lives inside concrete tanks.
“You don’t have to be a multiplatinum Grammy winner or have access to SeaWorld’s annual meetings to make a difference for the animals trapped at the parks,” PETA states on its website requesting that people join its fight to urge the company to send the captive orcas to seaside sanctuaries https://worldanimalnews.com/breaking-pink-tells-seaworlds-board-of-directors-to-stop-being-bullies-to-release-captive-orcas-from-their-concrete-prison/!
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