WATCH NOW: Orcas ‘Float Free’ in New Video to Lene Lovich’s ‘Wonderland’
Check out this new animated video showing orcas fleeing SeaWorld for the open ocean, set to the tune of Lene Lovich single “Wonderland”:
The new-wave singer teamed up with PETA US in calling for aquatic animals’ freedom from SeaWorld to mark the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album March – and ahead of her concert in London on 27 October.
Here’s what Lene had to say about the video:
“Orcas belong in the ocean, where they can swim long distances, dive deep, and exist in harmonious pods. This sweet video imagines what it would be like if they were actually granted that wonderland and transferred to seaside sanctuaries, where they could have a life outside prison tanks.”
Orcas Suffer in Captivity
In their ocean homes, orcas travel as far as 140 miles in a single day with their family pods. But at SeaWorld, they’re confined to concrete tanks, given psychoactive drugs, and housed in incompatible groups, leading to aggression and fighting.
The animals often exhibit repetitive, abnormal behaviour patterns not seen in nature, including gnawing on the metal bars and concrete sides of the tanks and lying motionless at the water’s surface for hours.
Companies Are Saying ‘No, Thanks’ to Animals in Tanks
More and more travel providers are refusing to be associated with SeaWorld. In recent months, Virgin Holidays, British Airways, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, and Booking.com joined the list of companies that have cut ties with the notorious park.
And we’re sure that list will keep growing. Over 90,000 people have joined PETA and our affiliates in calling on travel provider TUI to stop promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld.
What You Can Do for Orcas
Please share this video with your friends and help us spread the word about the plight of marine animals imprisoned at SeaWorld.
If you haven’t already done so, please contact TUI and urge it to stop selling tickets to the marine abusement park and other facilities that hold orcas captive.
If you’re interested in taking part in demonstrations for this campaign or others like it, please join our Action Team today.