SeaWorld will phase out killer whale shows at their San Diego park. It’s not clear if they will do the same in other areas of the country where they have the shows. Their attendance at shows has dropped dramatically and earnings have fallen by 84%, partly thanks to Peta.
Last month, it was announced that SeaWorld would file legal action against California Coastal Commission’s ban against breeding of captive orcas. Now, however, instead of expanding their orca tanks, they are going to put the money towards instructional demonstrations.
Another breeding bill has been proposed this past week by Democrat Adam Schiff that would end orca captivity nationwide. Will he unlock the zoos too?
Sea World has been under relentless attack by the lunatics at Peta.
They were sued by PETA in 2012 for enslaving five killer whales and, get this, they want the whales to have the same constitutional rights as humans. Obama doesn’t want to give humans constitutional rights but whales get them?
Now, how does this work with five plaintiffs who are whales? The questioning could be difficult.
SeaWorld’s legal team said the case was a waste of time and resources.
The marine park’s lawyer, Theodore Shaw, told the court in San Diego: “Neither orcas nor any other animal were included in the ‘We the people’… when the Constitution was adopted.”
He said that if the case were successful, it could have implications not just on how other marine parks or zoos operate, but even on the police use of sniffer dogs to detect bombs and drugs.
Peta says the killer whales are treated like slaves for being forced to live in tanks and perform daily at the SeaWorld parks in California and Florida.
The lawsuit invokes the 13th Amendment to the constitution, which abolished “slavery or involuntary servitude” in the US.
Peta went after their advertisers, the CEO, and put out propaganda films and news releases on SeaWorld’s alleged and unproven mistreatment of the orcas.