The courthouse protesters have uploaded images to social media today, calling on spectators to boycott the park.
"SeaWorld is a monument to animal suffering, and cruelty to animals isn't something to celebrate at a parade," says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange and one of the protesters who was arrested. "Spending a few hours in jail is no fun, but it's nothing compared to serving a life sentence in SeaWorld's orca prisons."
UPDATE: A spokesperson for PETA has announced that the charges of "interference with a special event" filed against the 16 activists were dropped at the courthouse today.
"It appears that the city of Pasadena has dropped all charges against those of us who protested the Rose Parade's endorsement of cruelty to animals," says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. "PETA's protesters have received a phenomenal response from people across the country who join us in refusing to support SeaWorld's orca prisons, and we'll continue to protest this cruel theme park at every opportunity."