"We have no interest in helping promote a film this dishonest and manipulative," Jacobs said.
The news comes in the wake of several publicized ad campaigns launched by the amusement park that target "Blackfish." In December, SeaWorld took out a series of full-page ads in newspapers across the country, countering several allegations made in the film.
The Oceanic Preservation Society, which issued a rebuttal, saying:
SeaWorld is afraid that the truth about captivity is spreading, especially since the release of the film "Blackfish." The open letter advertisement placed by SeaWorld is in response to "Blackfish," but steers clear of the title for fear of bringing the film further attention.
In response to the news that SeaWorld had rejected their challenge, OPS tweeted: