Photos: The Country Is Protesting Outside AAA Offices—Here’s Why

For an organization whose entire business model depends on helping to facilitate travel, AAA certainly doesn’t seem to grasp the fact that in SeaWorld’s tiny concrete prison cells, orcas—who naturally swim up to 140 miles every day—are being denied that basic need. Even though numerous other businesses and organizations have severed ties with SeaWorld, AAA is still promoting the abusement park.

So AAA members are telling the association “not on my dime” with protests at its offices across the country. PETA was at many of the demonstrations with our life-sized inflatable orca, complete with her SeaWorld ball and chain.

If you’d like to help hold a peaceful demonstration at your local AAA office, PETA will provide you with all the information and supplies that you’ll need. Just contact us at [email protected].

After animal advocates around the globe made their voices heard, dozens of companies and organizations ended partnerships with SeaWorld—including JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, STA Travel, Taco Bell, Savings.com, Hyundai Motor America, the Miami Dolphins, Panama Jack, and, just last week, massive travel agency Thomas Cook.

Let’s win another victory for the orcas, polar bears, penguins, and other animals who are imprisoned at SeaWorld, put on display, forced to entertain crowds of humans day after day, and denied the only thing that they ask for: to live free. Tell AAA that these animals are the ones who truly need the company’s emergency assistance.

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