Kayla a majestic orca whale just died at SeaWorld, making it the 42nd whale to die in captivity at SeaWorld.
These senseless deaths don’t have to happen. At SeaWorld, orcas like Kayla are trapped in tiny, chlorinated tanks and starved for days unless they flip around for tourists. Their lives end decades early because of extreme mental and physical distress.
A new CEO is taking over SeaWorld this month -- this could mean a new chapter for the orcas trapped there. If we act fast during his first few weeks on the job, we can force him to finally free the orcas from their cages, and let them live out the rest of their lives in ocean sanctuaries.
Tell SeaWorld's new CEO to build sanctuaries for Orcas and Dolphins.
Orcas are incredibly smart beings -- they feel emotion, have dialects and even pass down culture. The confines of tiny concrete tanks are killing these majestic creatures.
And thanks to SumOfUs members like you, SeaWorld has started making changes to its killer whale business. After the documentary Blackfish aired, 1.7 million people took action with SumOfUs to force SeaWorld to say that they would end orca live shows.
But SeaWorld has been dragging its feet and going back on its promises. The company finally stopped its orca breeding program, but 20 orcas are still locked up at SeaWorld parks across the U.S.
Unfortunately, if we let orcas out in the wild, they will die because they have spent all their lives confined. What needs to happen is for SeaWorld to build sanctuaries for Orcas so it can live out its natural lives. What's stopping SeaWorld from building these sanctuaries is profits. With a SeaWorld’s brand new CEO coming into his job, now is the time to call on him to make a fresh start and do the right thing.
Will you call on SeaWorld's new CEO to release orcas from captivity into ocean sanctuaries?