‘Orca’ in Tank in Pittsburgh to Protest AAA’s Promotion of SeaWorld

PETA Will Urge the Association to Stop Driving Cruelty, Cut Ties With SeaWorld

For Immediate Release:
October 16, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

PittsburghWhat:    A PETA “orca” pleading, “Help me,” to passersby will float in a tiny tank outside a Pittsburgh AAA office on Wednesday to urge the company to end its promotions of SeaWorld. Similar protests will continue to take place at AAA branch locations across the country.

When:    Wednesday, October 17, 12 noon

Where:    AAA office, 538 Smithfield St. (at the intersection with Sixth Avenue), Pittsburgh

“No reputable company would want to be mentioned in the same breath as SeaWorld, which has killed 40 orcas to date and sentenced many more to miserable lives in concrete prisons,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on AAA to leave this cruel abusement park in the dust.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—has long called on SeaWorld to close its tiny tanks and develop seaside sanctuaries for the orcas. Numerous organizations and companies—including the Miami Dolphins, STA Travel, Taco Bell, and JetBlue, Southwest, and United airlines—have ended their affiliations with SeaWorld as the company’s cruelty has come to light.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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