Progress! Thomas Cook Suspends Online Promotions of SeaWorld
Following months of campaigning by PETA, including e-mails sent by over 22,000 of our supporters and actions outside branches and offices nationwide, Thomas Cook has suspended its online promotions of SeaWorld. This is a step in the right direction, but the company must go the whole way by dropping all ticket sales to the marine park if it’s to be an industry leader in animal welfare.
Orcas are highly intelligent animals who live in large, complex social groups and swim up to 140 miles a day in the ocean. At marine parks such as SeaWorld, they’re confined to tiny concrete tanks, where they’re deprived of physical and psychological stimulation and forced to spend their days swimming in endless circles. At least 41 orcas and dozens of other dolphins have died in captivity at its facilities so far.
By suspending online promotions of SeaWorld, Thomas Cook has shown that it understands that holding orcas captive for entertainment is unacceptable. PETA commends this decision, and we’re now calling on the travel provider to end ticket sales to the marine park altogether. In doing so, it would become an industry leader in animal welfare and set the bar high for others to follow.
What You Can Do
If you haven’t already done so, please contact Thomas Cook and urge it to drop SeaWorld entirely.