The push from SeaWorld comes in response to a petition launched by PETA that calls on AAA to cut ties with the park. On its website, AAA offers deals to its card-holding members to the theme park.
But the petition urges AAA members to ask the company not to support SeaWorld:
Yet AAA continues to promote the cruel parks that profit from forcing highly intelligent orcas to perform silly circus tricks in concrete tanks that are the human equivalent of bathtubs...If you are a AAA member, please edit the response below to note that you are a member and that cruelty to animals is a very serious issue to you.
Now, with both sides urging their supporters to weigh in, it's up to AAA to choose which side's argument is stronger. Given the slate of companies - Virgin America, Taco Bell, Southwest Airlines, STA Travel, to name a few - that have recently split with SeaWorld, the pressure is certainly on.
AAA seems to be aware of the petition. They tweeted this on Tuesday: