Campaign Against SeaWorld to Head to TUI Boardroom
As TUI continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld despite the shocking history of orca deaths at the marine abusement park, PETA US has become a TUI shareholder so that its representatives can attend the travel provider’s annual general meeting in Hannover, Germany, on 12 February in order to speak to other shareholders and executives and call for the company to end its SeaWorld ticket sales.
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If TUI hopes to maintain a shred of credibility with animal-loving holidaymakers, it must follow Thomas Cook’s example and stop profiting from orca abuse. As a shareholder, PETA US will be able to push TUI’s management to do the responsible thing for shareholders and animals alike by cutting ties with SeaWorld.
What’s Wrong With SeaWorld?
While orcas in the wild form complex relationships, work cooperatively to find food, and traverse up to 140 miles of ocean every day, those at SeaWorld are housed in incompatible groups in tiny tanks and have even been given the drug diazepam to manage stress-induced aggressive behaviour. Forty-one orcas and countless other animals have died on SeaWorld’s watch – far short of their natural life expectancies.
What Has PETA Done So Far?
Since October 2018, PETA and our international affiliates have led protests outside numerous TUI locations across the UK and Germany. We’ve also prompted almost 75,000 people, including Sharon Osbourne, to write to the company to urge it to join other travel providers – including STA Travel and Responsible Travel – in refusing to sell tickets to SeaWorld.
Last year, following intense pressure from PETA, Thomas Cook announced that from summer 2019, it would stop selling tickets to all parks that confine orcas in the name of entertainment.
What Can You Do for Orcas?
Please let TUI know how disappointed you are that it continues to sell tickets to SeaWorld:
What Else Can You Do to Help Animals?
Take 30 seconds to help more animals abused in the name of entertainment – as well as many suffering in laboratories or exploited for their flesh or skin – by signing seven important letters and petitions: