SeaWorld's string of public relations crises continued last weekend, after a sign leading to the amusement park's San Diego location was vandalized to reflect a growing opinion among animal lovers. The sign, changed to read "SeaWorld SUCKS" above I-5 in Southern California, was taken down by transport officials a few hours after it was put up.
SeaWorld called the move an "act of vandalism" carried out by "extremists," but a growing public sentiment against the park has been cropping up everywhere lately, from celebrities like Willie Nelson and Matt Damon to companies cutting ties with the park to a giant billboards advertising against SeaWorld at San Diego International Airport.
But there are other, less illegal ways to speak out against SeaWorld and its practice of keeping orcas in captivity. You can learn more about SeaWorld's blotted track record with animal welfare here, and sign the petition below to make your voice heard.
SeaWorld and marine parks profit off keeping orcas and other marine animals in captivity -- despite evidence that captivity not only induces unnatural behaviors in whales, but also endangers trainers. Join us in pledging never to visit SeaWorld or other marine parks until they empty their orca tanks.