Take PETA’s Bathtub Challenge
Many of us are in isolation right now, but we know we’re going to get through this soon enough. For orcas and other animals held captive at SeaWorld and other marine abusement parks, though, there’s no end in sight.
Quarantining during the pandemic is nothing compared to living in the equivalent of a bathtub for your whole life.
They’re listless, stressed, and cooped up like many of us are right now – but for their entire lives and with no physical or psychological stimulation. So how can we help them? That’s where PETA’s Bathtub Challenge comes in.
How Does It Work?
Take a picture of yourself in your bath or shower (fully clothed!), share it on your social media accounts with an animal rights message, and nominate three friends to do the same.
Make sure you post your photo on your Twitter or Instagram story or feed, include the hashtag #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge, and tag @PETAUK so that we can see and share it. Then tag three friends in your post and challenge them to take part, too.
Here’s some example text you can use to get the message out there – but of course, we encourage you to get creative and personalise it:
- I’m calling out SeaWorld during quarantine because captive orcas and other dolphins are stuck in the equivalent of a bathtub ALL THE TIME. @PETAUK
- For orcas and other dolphins in captivity at SeaWorld, quarantine is forever. They ALWAYS live like this. @PETAUK
- Quarantine is nothing compared to confinement at SeaWorld. Orcas and other dolphins are essentially stuck in bathtubs 24/7! @PETAUK
- At least we’re not stuck in the equivalent of a bathtub like orcas and other dolphins at SeaWorld. @PETAUK
- I’m asking @ACCOUNT to take the #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge!
- @ACCOUNT, take the #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge next!
Dolphins and orcas at @SeaWorld are #quarantined to tiny tiny concrete tanks for their entire lives💔 I challenge @fregtablan & @jrdynbby to take the @peta #SeaWorldBathtubChallenge with me! #SeaWorldSucks🐬✊ pic.twitter.com/0Fo8awyPSz
— Jose Rodriguez 🧡 (@haiimjose) April 8, 2020
That’s it. It’s that easy. All we ask is that you have fun with it! We can’t wait to see what you come up with, and we’ll be sure to share the posts on our own social media accounts to spread the word about the imprisonment of orcas and other dolphins in cruel marine parks.
Are There More Ways to Help Animals at SeaWorld?
Yes! We’re calling on TUI to sever ties with these watery prisons. At SeaWorld, orcas live in cramped concrete tanks and are deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them. TUI is aware of this yet continues to sell tickets to the notorious marine park. Please send the travel provider a message now: