A protest against SeaWorld has been organized for January 19th. It will be held from 10 am to 1pm at 500 SeaWorld Drive. Participants are being asked to wear black or black and white by the organizers.
Organizers claim that the protest will go on “until the tanks are empty”. According to the press release by the organizers:
$ea World confines whales and dolphins—that often swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild in tanks the size of a bathtub.
$ea World presents itself as a family establishment full of fun activities. However, these “fun activities” harm animals physically and emotionally.
We will meet at the corner of $ea World Drive and $ea World Way.
Parking: For parking, turn onto S. Shores Park off Friars Rd and park in the boat ramp lot then walk up about half a mile to demo location on $ea World Drive and $ea World Way.
For more info, contact Ellen Ericksen @ 760-408-4539 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Then later that same day, organizers are planning a protest against South West Airlines. Here is what organizers state:
Do you support cramming whales and dolphins into tanks equivalent in size to a tiny bathtub for their entire lives? Southwest Airlines does. In fact, Southwest has been a cheerleader for horrific animal cruelty for 25 years through its pitiful partnership with SeaWorld, where dolphins, orcas, and other aquatic animals spend their entire miserable lives in captivity.
Critically-acclaimed documentary Blackfish recently exposed SeaWorld’s long history of abusing animals and covering up injuries. Following a massive public outcry, a long and growing list of musicians, including Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Heart, and REO Speedwagon, have cut ties with SeaWorld for its horrific animal abuse. It’s high time Southwest Airlines show some love for animals by ending its abusive relationship with SeaWorld.
For over 25 years, Southwest Airlines has been a partner with SeaWorld in confining whales and dolphins—who often swim up to 100 miles a day in the wild—to tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub. Many animals have died prematurely at SeaWorld after swimming in endless circles and performing silly tricks for humans.
Southwest Airlines has the power and the ethical responsibility to help prevent animal cruelty by ending this dangerous partnership with SeaWorld. Please join at San Diego International Airport– Southwest Airline’s hub @ Terminal 1 – as we tell Southwest execs to dump SeaWorld!
The protest will be at the San Diego airport, at Southwest Airlines, Terminal 1 – 3225 North Harbor Dr.